Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Alexander Wins with Worst Day

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Alexander Wins with Worst Day

Article excerpt

THIS month's primary school winner of the Young Writer's Award is Alexander Connell. You can read his full story below.

Aaahhh! It was 9.30am! School started one hour ago! I don't like being late for school. I got dressed in two minutes, zoomed downstairs, made my breakfast and juice and, "Spencer! You're late again!".

"Sorry, mum," I apologised.

I love school, my teacher, my friends and my soccer team.

I hope this day will turn out okay at school, because it's not going well at home.

In a hurry, I got off my chair and splat. My juice went all over me!

I just packed my bag in the car and jumped in.

Walking to my classroom, I realised I had left my lunch box at home.

Then my teacher yelled, "Spencer! You're an hour and a half late for school. Go home and come back tomorrow!"

I walked home and the second I opened the front door - "Spencer, is that you? …

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