This is a survey of the different kinds of transport used by the children in our school.
We asked 90 children.78 children have been in a car, 64 families owned a car.
Many children have been on a bicycle , most families owned a bicycle, few people have ridden on a motorbike.
Some familes own a motorbike.
Some people have ridden a horse,one or two people own a horse.
There is a large coach firm which started in the village.
It is called Bere Regis Coaches.
In fifty years it has grown into a firm with over one hundred coaches.
Some are still kept in the village.
Now its operations are nationwide and it carries the name of Bere Regis a very long way from the village.
A Mum's Day
Mum gets up at 7 o'clock.
She puts the kettle on and has a cup of coffee and then she goes upstairs to get washed and dressed.
Then she wakes up Anthony and myself.
After that she goes back downstairs to make our drink and sandwiches and tidies up and makes the beds.
After Mum sees Anthony and myself off to school she drives to Poole where she works.
Mum finishes work at half past three at Plessey's and drives home.
Then she goes to the shops to get what she needs for the dinner.
After Mum has cooked the meal she tidies the kitchen.
Then we all watch T.V. for a bit and then Mum puts me to bed.
She comes back downstairs to watch T.V. then when she goes to bed she reads a book.
Nicola My Mum gets up at 6 o'clock and milks the cows and goes to work in Dorchester at 8.30 until 5.Caroline.
A Dad's Day
My Daddy works on a farm. At 4.30a.m he wakes up and at 5.30 he starts to milk the cows.
After he has done the milking he feeds the heifers with hay and straw and cake.
Then he goes to see the dry cows to see if any of then have calf.
Then he comes home for breakfast .
Then when he has had breakfast he goes back to another farm and does some tractor work at 1o'clock he comes home for dinner.
After dinner he goes on and looks at some more cattle then he goes and milk the cows again then he returns home for his tea at 7o'clock.
And after tea Daddy falls to sleep and Mummy starts moaning.
A Boy's Day
I get up at around 8 clock.
I get dressed and wash my hands and face and brush my teeth.
I go down stair and have my breakfast. then when I ve had breakfast I blow the husks out of my bugies grain change his water and have a glass of milk.
Then I go to school by car or if the car wouient start I have to walk.
When I get to school I get out my pencilc case and reading book and do some reading.
Then we get on with some maths or english work and after a while we swop round and do the other one.
At 12 o'clock we have lunch and at half past 3 i go home.
When i get home i watch T.V.
At 6 o'clock we have tea.
After tea i have a bath and go to bed.
A Girl's Day
In the morning when I wake up I stay in bed and knit.
When it is seven o clock I get out of bed get dressed and brush my hair then I have my breakfast.
At a quarter to nine I go to school by car and at nine o clock I start my work.
Before the second playtime I have my milk and half past ten I go out to play.
When we come back we do more work until 12 o'clock, then its dinner time.
After play I have my puffer and go back into class and we do activities and a story.
At 3.30 we go home.
When I am home I go outside until 5 o'clock then I watch television.
At six o'clock I have tea and go back outside until bedtime at eight.
The family that owns the watercress beds employs the most people and three of the children in our class have mums
that work there.
The Post office employs 2 people,Seymours shop 5,the garage 3,the butcher 3,the antique shop and cafe 4,the upholsterer 2.
Anthony House the carpenter sometimes employs helpers and the electrician,Michael Eastment, occasionally has someone to help him.
There are 2 hairdressers.Griffin and Barnes builders employ secretaries and labourers.
The pubs,the Royal Oak and the Drax Arms,employ people and firemen work at the Fire Station.
The Surgery employs 6,our school employs 13 people:teachers,dinner ladies, helper, secretaries and cleaners.13 work on Paul's dad's farm and others on the pig farm and at Doddings.
The caravan site employs people in summer.
In our gardens we see lots of birds like wrens,robins,sparrows,
blackbirds and bluetits.
Up Black and Woodbury hills there are pheasants and birds of prey like kestrels and buzzards.
Housemartins get mud from the river and catch insects,herons fish there.
In the woods there are night animals like foxes,owls and badgers.
There are adders,smooth snakes,lizards and grass snakes.
Rabbits,hares and deer live on the hills and lots of
insects too including Speckled wood butterflies.
Down at the brook a sort of blackfly called the dreaded Blandford bomber bites people.
There are holly,oak and hazel,squirrels eat the nuts.
Primroses and bluebells grow in the woods and watercress in the stream.
We see Tortoiseshell,Painted Lady and Red Admiral butterflies in our gardens and bats fly around.
Changes this Century
There used to be a lot of traffic going through the village.
Then a by-pass was built four years ago.
It was to stop noise and vibration through west street.
There is not so much traffic now.
North street has been blocked at the end by a fence.
There is a new surgery it has moved from Roke
road to Manor Farm Road and is very nice.
There is an old peoples home which was built when the council estate was built it is called Turberville Court.
There are two new antique shops and one coffee shop.
Beamisters has closed down so has the hairdressing salon.
There is no Woodbury Fair,street market and there are no more fairs in the recreational grounds.
We think that tractors will be more powerful and faster at thier work.
We think less people will be ill because there will be more technology and there will be more pipes under-ground fitted by gasmen.
Transport will be cheaper and so will petrol,and we think that the population of the world will get bigger by the minute.
Schools will be full of computers and not so many teachers.
There will not be so many rain forests and rare animals will only be seen in captivity.
Many people will go into space and visit the moon,Mars, Pluto and our galaxy.
Telephones will have little gaps in the middle for televisions.