5 BEPS stories: Goodbye Cookie, Swimming 1.5km, Seeing a snake, YouTubing and BMX

On Wednesday 8 June, students at Brunswick East Primary School were in the middle of celebrating “Literacy Week.” Here are some stories that students in Su Nei Cieli whipped up in about 20 minutes. The idea of the session was to think about stories, writing and how we share memories.



Goodbye Cookie

by Rosie

It was a time of great grief and loss, but still we celebrated the end of Cookie.

Memories we may have, we must treasure those memories forever.

Strokes can occur at any moment, which can be stressful, but we could not save her. We had to put her out of misery. The needle went in, and she was gone. In the end, we have overcome this tremendous obstacle in life.


R.I.P. Cookie

Born: July 24th, 2001.

Died: May 27th, 2016.




Swimming 1.5km non-stop

by Louis

One Monday at 4pm I started a one hour squad swimming class. Our warm-up was to swim 1.5km freestyle.

It felt hard at the start at around the 500m mark, so I started to slow down, but I kept pace and at the 1km I felt inspired to push myself to the limit.

When I had 50m to go I sprinted. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. My arms and legs felt like jelly so I had a warm shower after.

For the past five years I have been training swimming to be as good as I am now.

When I first started I was seven back then. I found it hard to swim to 200m but with the experience I have now I can easily swim 200m.




Seeing a snake

by Milo


In Bali I was walking through a treeside path to my friend’s house.

When we go there we got on a flying fox into their pool.

When we were going back to our house, I saw a tree snake slithering up a tree. I told my Dad about it. He looked up just in time to see the leaf move.

I got a bit of a shock and at first didn’t know what is was. My Dad was a bit surprised.




How I became a YouTuber

by Jonah


My brother had started to make a channel and my brother started to let me do videos on his channel. Then he stopped letting me make videos on his channel so I decided to make my own channel and I also got inspiration from:




and a lot more.





by Lucas


When I started BMX I was not very good at it so I kept coming to training so I could get better at BMX.

Me and my brother have always liked bikes.



About John Harms

John Harms is a writer, broadcaster, publisher, historian, speaker and teacher. He loves stories.

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