Over the past two weeks we have been recounting some of our worst injuries for our writing. Here are some of the terrific examples of writing (not injuries):
Camp Catastrophic by Amber
“Race you to the trampolines!” I yelled at Daisy. Out of the Hall, onto the deck and down the steps. Daisy came running after me. I sprinted to the gate.
It was free time at Phillip Island, Grade 4 camp. We had just about 20 minutes free time before we went to see the Fairy Penguins. Daisy and I loved the trampolines.
I jumped up and opened the gate of the tramps and sprinted to the back of the line. I scrambled to take off my shoes and stood back up. When my turn came, I stepped onto the trampoline and began to jump. I had been working on my front flips at home for ages. These tramps are so springy I might get it right! 1…2…3!
“I did it, I did it, I did it!” Daisy and Mrs Ellis had seen. They were clapping! “Do it again!” yelled Daisy. I began to jump once more. 1…2…3!
OUCH!!! I realised what had happened. I had landed the flip but flown into the springs with the force of the jump. I rush inside and we iced my wrist. The next day I got to go to the doctors with Mrs Ellis.
At least I landed my front flip!
CAR CRASH CATASTROPHE by Matilda
It was just a normal day. We were in the car driving to the zoo. We were driving along the Tullamarine when SMASH! The car was smashed in the boot and we went spinning across the road. A massive truck hit my door and we went spinning backwards and smashed into the barrier. Immediately my little sister Polly and I started to cry.
The car that hit us had hit the petrol tank so there were bad gasses in the air. The doors were all smashed in so when the police and paramedics got there they had to cut open the doors so we could get out. There were these roadside service people who helped us get all of our stuff out. They took us to their bus. We saw a massive hole in the back of our car.
We didn’t go to the zoo but we went to our friend Stephen and Aileen’s house and had ice cream. We slept the night there but I had a terrible sleep because every time I heard a bang I jumped and I also had conjunctivitis.
The next day Mum and Dad bought us massive cupcake packed with chocolate icing but we had to go home on the train because we had no car. The train was very busy and after the weekend was over we had to walk to school every day and we were nearly always late.
I will remember it forever as a traumatic experience.
Broken Bone Catastrophe by Nell
“Dad… DAD!” I screamed as I flew off the handlebars of my bike and crashed into our wood burner. I felt a sickening pain and then everything went black. I woke up in the back of an ambulance on my way to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
The lady that was in the back with me told me that I had a nasty cut on my head and that we were going to the hospital to get me all ‘fixed up’. I tried to feel for the cut but the lady stopped me. “Don’t make it worse,” she told me, calmly. She gave me some more anaesthetic and I fell back asleep.
I woke up as we were pulling into the hospital. I was checked in and examined by a nurse. I was taken to my room where I waited for about an hour. After an hour, a surgeon came and told me about the procedure that they were going to perform. I was put under anaesthetic and I couldn’t remember anything else.
To this day I still have the scar and the tale to prove it.
Slice Catastrophe by Aidan
“Clink Clink” as you heard me pull out my Razor scooter that hurt myself with. In front of the scooter were two really sharp points that could cut through skin easily. My uncle and aunt came over to our house in Yarra Glen to have fun and catch up.
We went outside to the back veranda. So as we were talking and I started daydreaming and when I got out of it I flicked up my scooter not knowing my brother was still there… SLICE! It looked like wolverine sliced down his back with his claws. I felt so bad that I went and hugged my uncle to feel better. My brother ended in hospital to 3:00 AM.
When my brother got back from the hospital I asked him if we could see the scar. My brother slowly lifted up his shirt. It was HUGE! It was so wide, too. I said to myself wow I’ve never seen something like I was amazed. You can still see it today.