To celebrate National Storytelling week, every day this week we’ll be sharing stories created by our JumpstART students during their last arts module, ‘Telling Stories’. Over 15 weeks, students from Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich found creative ways of sharing their stories – some real, some imaginary – through words, illustrations, word art and poetry.
Cassius the Pug gets over a broken heart
by Patrick Parker
Cassius the Pug split up with Piper the Poodle.
He was heartbroken. He stayed home all the time feeling sad and looking at pictures of her on Pawbook.
One day, Cassius’ dad came round and said “Cassius, before I met Angela the Alsatian, I just got on with my single life and I was happy with no girlfriend. You can be too!”
It didn’t help much.
Cassius went to the bus park and bumped into Kevin, the French Bulldog. They had been friends since school.
Kevin said “I have a new girlfriend called Megan the female French Bulldog. There’s hope for you too!”.
This helped a bit.
Cassius thought, ‘one day I will find a new girlfriend and be as happy as Kevin’. Cassius thought ‘I am over Piper the Poodle and I will move on!’.
He deleted the pictures of Piper the Poodle on Pawbook and felt a little bit better. Also he quite liked a Cockapoo called Chloe.
On Wednesday 13 February, we’re holding a special book launch to celebrate the JumpstART student’s stories and artworks. We’d love to see you there – more details here.