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The volcano in Penwortham...

“So the farmer brings his sheep down for shearing every spring and autumn” explained Mr. Ward … Suddenly the door to room 63 swung open and Mr. Ramsdale came crashing through.

“Mr. Ward, Mr. Ward, its... its...” blabbered Mr. Ramsdale. “Pull yourself together man, what’s wrong” demanded Mr. ward, “it's... it's... it's the volcano! Its erupting!!!” “volcano!” replied a confused Mr. ward, before confidently stating “There’s no volcano in Penwortham”. Mr. Ramsdale, his face drained white, his body trembling, slowly pointed towards the sports field , “what’s that then!?!...

There was an orange glow coming through the misty window, the heat from the volcano had caused all the windows to go all foggy and misty. Even though the volcano was a couple of miles away you could feel the heat.

Mr. Bowles came sprinting through the door asking what had happened Mr. ward and Mr. Ramsdale and Mr. ward stood there in silence their faces pale with a hint of redness in their cheeks. “there, there’s a volcano a couple of miles away from the school” they both muttered.”Don’t be ridiculous, there’s no volcano in Penwortham” he snarled in his strong Irish accent “ the only volcano there is in Penwortham is the dormant volca...” he stopped and looked at Mr. ward and Mr. Ramsdale, all of a sudden there was a slight rumble in the ground a few pieces of work fell down but other than that nothing extreme happened.

Mr. Bowles went back to his classroom and so did Mr. Ramsdale they informed there year 9 class and they offered to help. Mr. Bowles also informed Mrs. Pomeroy about the volcano. Everyone at the annex were told to make their way down to the main building, as we were walking along the path there was a sudden rumble much stronger than the one before all of a sudden the volcano started spewing ash and smoke into the air making it harder for everyone to breathe then it started shooting volcanic bombs everyone started to sprint to the main building, suddenly something was coming closer and closer it was a volcanic bomb Mr. ward screamed “EVERYONE RUN!” Mr. Bowles had tripped and fallen the volcanic bomb was getting closer and all of a sudden there was a scream it was Mr. Bowles he had been hit by the bomb, his scream echoed down the path, we all rushed inside whilst Mr. Ramsdale and Mr. Ward called an ambulance for Mr. Bowles.

The sky started to turn black due to the ash cloud creating day into night. Mrs. Pomeroy had called everyone into the hall and we lit candles instead of having the lights because there was lightening and there were lots of tall trees surrounding us. Mr. Ward shout "SILENCE!, we have had some news from the hospital and Mr. Bowles is okay but has a few minor head injuries", everyone in the hall cheered and whistled.

Mr. Ward and Mr. Ramsdale looked out of the window and saw lava coming towards the school they thought of different ideas such as digging a hole in the ground so the lava would go into the hole but Mr. Ward said "Once the hole is full it would start coming towards us again" So Mr. ramsdale called the fire brigade so they could spray water on the lava then it would cool and turn into rock but Mr. Ward went and asked Mr. Bowles' year 9 class to help so they came up with a few ideas like building a moat but it was useless. Mr. Ward liked the idea of dropping blocks of concrete into the lava flow using a helicopter to block the lava he ran towards the staff room to get his mobile and rang his friend who has a helicopter.

We all stood inside and watched the helicopter in the air with several blocks of concrete. Mr. Ramsdale looked up in confusion because Mr. Ward hadn't told him about our idea "Err Mr. Ward why is there a helicopter above the school?" he whispered "Because that's how we're going to stop the lava flow" he said with slight anger. The helicopter whizzed off a couple of miles away from us to where the flow was there was a sudden bang of the concrete coming down onto the field, the ground shook a little like a mini earthquake.

As a couple of minutes past the helicopter came back and the man whispered something to Mr. Ward, he then announced Penwortham was safe we all jumped and screamed. The next day we had an assembly Mrs. Pomeroy called out Mr. Ward, he looked confused but filled with pride, he confidently walked towards the stage and up the stairs."I'm making this award in recognition of your bravery on the day of the Penwortham eruption, and of course for saving our school!" declared Mrs. Pomeroy .

As Mr. Ward received his prize the hall filed with cheers."Thank you, thank you..." replied Mr. Bowles "It's a great honor to receive this certificate and badge, but I could not have done it without my year 9 class"

Hannah Fazal…...

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