Some of the writing coming out of Year 5 and 6 has been excellent recently. The drama and intrigue of Macbeth seems to have inspired them.
At that same moment, a wounded warrior dragged himself through the huge oak doors of Inverness Castle. As he struggled forwards, trying to ignore the agonising pain that overwhelmed him, he gasped for breath and tried to deliver his message. â€œVictory, my lord,â€ he spluttered, â€œThanks to your general, Macbeth.â€ King Duncan paused, leaned forward and ordered, â€œWe will reward Macbethâ€™s bravery and honour him with the title â€˜Thane of Cawdoor;â€™ I will visit Dunsinane personally.â€ The king shot a nervous glance at the warrior and chewed his fingernails as the warriorâ€™s face turned white as snow (the colour seemed to be draining out of him.) But the king kept his confidence and beckoned for his tailor. â€˜â€™I must prepare,â€ he boomed, â€œI leave at dawn!â€ The warrior suddenly started screaming and shrieking in a bloodcurdling, ear piercing way.
By Archie Dowie