School holidays are a time when all children can enjoy themselves and have lots of fun.
On this particular holiday children’s voices could be heard laughing, squealing and
shouting throughout the whole of PiggiParadise. The sun was shining and everyone was
happy and having fun.
At PiggiPalace the children
were playing in the garden.
PiggiPirate was on the swing, PiggiPatch was cleaning his
cricket bat and PiggiPanda was helping his mummy to weed
PiggiPink was reading a book, PiggiPeaches was admiring
herself in her mirror as usual, and occasionally combed her
and PiggiPlump was trying to decide whether she
should have another biscuit from her little red bag.
But things just weren’t lively enough for PiggiPirate. ‘Let’s play team games,’ he said,
‘boys against the girls.’ ‘That wouldn’t be fair,’ said PiggiPeaches, ‘because the boys
always win.’ PiggiPlump did not agree and said that she would be quite willing to play
any game against the boys. PiggiPink said that she wasn’t very good at games but would
be happy to join in. PiggiPatch thought that the boys could beat the girls at almost any
outdoor game and suggested they played cricket. The girls thought this would be quite
unfair because they knew how good PiggiPatch was at his favourite game. ‘No,’ said
PiggiPlump, ‘we don’t want to play cricket but we will play you at football.’ The boys
agreed, as they thought they would win quite easily. They put a goal at each end of the
garden and placed the ball in the middle of the pitch. PiggiPanda was the goalkeeper for
the boys’ team and PiggiPlump was in goal for the girls.
PiggiPrincess blew on a small whistle
and the game began. PiggiPirate passed
the ball to PiggiPatch who dribbled
around PiggiPeaches. This he found
rather easy because PiggiPeaches was
admiring herself in her mirror again.
He then pushed the ball through
PiggiPink’s legs and took a shot at
goal. The ball hit PiggiPlump and then
rebounded half way up the pitch
towards PiggiPink. PiggiPink shuffled
the ball forward to PiggiPeaches who then pushed it with her mirror towards PiggiPanda
in goal. PiggiPanda was able to save quite easily.
Although the boys had lots of shots at goal they just could not get the ball past
PiggiPlump who managed to get her body in the way every time. When PiggiPrincess
blew the whistle for the end of the game the score was Boys: 0, Girls: 0, a draw.
Everyone was very hot after their football match, so they were extremely pleased to see
that PiggiPrincess had made a large jug of lemonade and had set this out with cups on a
small table on the lawn. They were all extremely thirsty.
After they had rested for a while
PiggiPirate thought they might have a
‘Tug of War’ contest. He had found a
long piece of rope in PiggiPete’s
garage and told PiggiPanda to tie one
end around his waist. PiggiPlump did
the same at the other end of the rope
and the others took up their positions
along the rope. When PiggiPrincess
blew the whistle they all started to pull
as hard as they could. The boys pulled
and pulled but found they could make no progress. With PiggiPlump at the other end of
the rope all their efforts were in vain. PiggiPlump then told her team to pull as hard as
they could and asked PiggiPeaches if she would mind putting her comb and mirror down
for just a moment. Soon the girls were able to pull the boys towards them, especially
with PiggiPlump now leaning backwards and puffing her cheeks out with her effort.
The girls were the winners and how pleased they were. ‘Three cheers for the girls,’
shouted PiggiPanda. PiggiPink was more delighted than anyone that her team had won. ‘I
don’t think I have ever won a game before,’ she exclaimed. PiggiPrincess reminded them
that it wasn’t always the boys who won at outdoor games.