My time off

30th August 1996 at 01:00
Emma MacDonald, 10, starts her final year at Broom Leys Primary School in Coalville, Leicestershire, next term.

I've already been on holiday. I went to Mablethorpe to stay with my auntie. She invited me, my brother and sister and my Mum and Dad for a week. There's a massive fair at Mablethorpe - it's brilliant. My favourite rides are the Waltzer and the Big Wheel.

I went swimming every day in a huge indoor pool with a massive slide - I didn't go to the beach or see the sea all week.

I love playing football, tennis and basketball. My favourite sport is football. I'm a good player. I play in a girls' team at school. Before the summer we had a six-a-side competition - boys against girls. The boys won 3-0.

I play football at Greenhill Youth Club with my friends over the summer. Some girls think that I'm a tomboy but I don't mind.

I can't think of anything bad about the summer except that the only place that we can go to is the youth centre. We haven't got a cinema or anything. If I could put anything in Coalville, I'd put a park and a football pitch.

My dream way to spend the summer would be in Australia. I watch Neighbours and Home and Away on television and that makes me want to go to there. I think it would be really hot and nice. I'd take my teacher, Mrs Ward, with me because she goes every year and she'd know all the best places to go.

Children's Express is a programme of learning through journalism for children aged eight to 18.

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