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Peter Lanyon, Porthleven Boats, 1950-1

Peter Lanyon often made constructions whilst working on his paintings. He made this one whilst painting ‘Porthleven’. What is it made of? What parts of it remind you of a boat? If you constructed your own boat what might you use and what would it look like?

Imagine your boat is setting off on a journey. You are sailing out of the harbour into the open sea. What is the weather like and is the sea calm or stormy? What are you taking with you?

Now write a story about all your adventures at sea, where you are heading and what you might see…

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116 stories about “Peter Lanyon, Porthleven Boats, 1950-1”

  1. BIJOU, age 7, from GHANA

    Once opon a time there lived a boy called olvier he hate sweets and his mum said you should try them but olvier cried whaaaa and and one day he went to sea and he saw a wierd boat and asked one of the sairls if he could go out to sea and he said yes and he sailed and he laned on a candy land and for the very first time he tryed sweets and he liked it.

    THE END

  2. Nida Anis, age 6, from England

    Once upon a time, a little boat was going to St Lucia.

    There was big tidal waves in the night, but luckily some surfers were there to help guiding the boat to St Lucia.

    The surfers found a girl sleeping in the boat. She woke up in the morning and met the surfers. Then she said ” Thank you for saving me and bring me home”.

    She found her parents at the harbour and said “Next time I will travel by plane”.

  3. Lucas, age 6, from England

    One windy morning, I was sailing on my sailing boat until I saw a lost baby turtle. I threw a rope to the turtle. The turtle asked: ‘Is the rope for me to hold on to?’ I said: ‘Yes.’ The turtle caught hold of the rope and I pulled her up. I sailed back home and the little baby turtle was my pet.

  4. Dezzii, age 15, from london

    Once there was a man called peter Lanyon He loved the thought of sailing the seven seas but his mother wouldn’t allow it she wanted him to become a famous painter when Peter grew up he went to art university and then become a famous artist his mum was so proud but peter wasn’t happy so all he did was draw and paint and sculpture but one day he had an idea and sculptured a boat it wasn’t the same but it around the kind of thing so his mum realized what she had done and got so upset she died alone and sad peter was extremely upset and drew a portrait of her and that hangs in the famous museum

    The End

  5. Chanelle, age 7, from coventry

    It was getting darkry a ship sailed in the dark sea .And there was anthor ship sailing towords them . Sundley Henry noticed that they were galrey of painting. There thunder storm and carsh.The ship coulded be contreold . Henry did’ant now that it condled be condreld beause he was to busy watching the other ship. Henry’s boat charshed into the dark sea.

  6. Chanelle, age 7, from coventry

    I was saling in the clear sea When I saw dolpine hurt . I tryed to help him but it was time for me to go home so I told my mum and dad i we could make it better . So they agreed with me .Then the vites came to us beause the dolpine couldn’ t . The dolpine’s leg was bliding so they made it better. Then they let go in the sea .The vites were proud of me so they gave me a medle. THE END

  7. shawny kazim, age 8, from united states [ canada ]

    once there was a baby foal who was sick and tired and had a cworta of a hart
    i throu a rope and the foal said : who are you im frietend where am i
    i repleyed : englend i know i dont know englend much eather
    then 2 houhs layter i got home on a mini canal then the foal said : can you
    keep me as yore pet
    i noded and he was very pleased i read him beatle juice and gave him
    a cookie and some hot choclate and went to sleep with him on my bunk
    the END

  8. shawny kazim, age 8, from FROM UNITED STATES CANADA

    once there was a boy named shawny and a mum who was called carolyn
    and they had a baby cow and the cow was as fat as a bus

  9. shawny kazim, age 8, from shef

    once there was a baby foal and he was stuc in the cold ice the ice was as cold
    as a polar bear i helped the foal out of the ice it took 9 days to get home to england we traveld 6 countreys wich is 4003 hours then when whe got home
    i read it beetle guice and gave it a bun and 2 cupes of coffee at the caf’e
    and then we whent home again in are small cottage.

  10. shawny kazim, age 8, from uk

    FOAL ZOO
    once there was a TV and there was a advert saying
    ” role up role up come to paridice the greatest foal zoo in hole of eath ”
    and 1 day I went to the world of foals the foal zoo and saw this 1 foal
    & there was a pich of grass and 10 old boats on the opazit direction the foal
    was walking and then i looked at the foal and then the boats and then the foal and so on and then i saw the buteful gorgeos baby horse in the grooming area
    i bort the foal and then the boat and sailed across the pond to my house
    i read the foal a story and then gave it some hay and put it in my bunk
    and the next day we sailed across the river to a cookie bar and bort the biggest
    cookie to donate to chariti and then i got married
    to a girl and the foal sang along to the god song
    and so on esetrul asetrul
    that was the story off a foal
    the END

  11. shawny kazim, age 8, from uk

    once there was a little baby dog and he was sick and frietend
    one day i went alonge a river on my little canall and saw the little dog
    and it’s hip bone was broken and i couldent just leve the poor little doggy
    and i took him home on my cannall and sed oh my liitle deary i
    realy wanted to help him with all my hart…..

    continueing on page 2

  12. shawny kazim, age 8, from deppcar uk

    one day i saw a cat who was porly

  13. barry chuckle & paul chuckle, age 55, from ROTHERAM UK

    once there was a bro & a nother bro
    called barry and paul chuckle
    come on chuckle whith us
    ” CHUCKLE CHUCKLE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  14. miss seventee, age 12, from edinburgh

    if we ever arrive at our destination i will promise to bring something to ehance you. Gold if i must. Just to please you. But the war calls and food is rationed. this is nothing in particular about you, its just, i am sinking, how about atlantis?

    love miss lady ariful tamson ruby lucy rosie

  15. the twits mr shawny twit and mrs olivia twit, age 9, from 170 manchesteroad deepcar sheffield

    in 1289 there was two old people named mr twit & mrs twit mrs twit was 59 years
    of age mr twit was 60 years of age…………one day mr twit woke up had a TRUMP
    and went out side at 5 oclock in the morning…………and went out side and said a grumpy old voice WELL I WANT THIS GARDAN TO LOOK AS SCRUFFY AS
    MY OLD TATERY GREY BEARD DO YOU UNDERSTAND GARDAN no anser and then
    carried on HOLT HOO FLYS THERE he says to a bumble bee and the bee ansered
    BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZ STING STING STING
    and then died master twit then said whith a saw back side and a saw face
    OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW and with blood driping from his
    backside. 3000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 hours layter he went of
    and then sat in his clean cannal boat and wen he got to the factory shop to but some bandagis for his BACKSIDE because he was to lazy to walk to the f shop
    and it just took 1 second to go next door.
    and he fell out the boat and the water turned RED….

  16. alicia, age 8, from united kingdome

    it looks like a boat a little bit but it looks like a catipult it is unushial and sorry if i spelt that wrong back to the story some of it looks like a sail and would not be usefull for eanything exept from it being on show the owner peter lanyon wanted to sail at seas but his mother wouldint allow him to so he became an artist and was filled with ayedias for every thing and that is only one little piece of art

  17. Eleanor, age 10, from England

    Once upon a time
    the waves were soft and smooth and the sunlight flashes off the graceful waves
    A boat was sailing out to sea and a boy was in it with his father
    something told him this day would end happily
    they went further and further out
    suddenly a big wave grew and grew
    until is went right over the rowing boat they found themselfs on the shore next morning they were releved

  18. Trinity, age 6, from england living in nepal

    It looks like long ago it was part of a car and the car broke and then they chopped a bit of it off. And then they stuck an oar in the middle of it. I think that oar belonged to a paper rowing boat and then it got lost and then some people found it in the water. The sculpture looks quite big compared to the oar. When I look at it I think about a door that has a slidy thing that you can do right and then left.

  19. CHANELLE, age 7, from coventry

    One stormy night I was sailing in my boat when I saw some shaks huding towords me more shaks came in a crucle . Suddlely ibrock my boat and i fell into the sea! I sawm like a fish with the sharks behindie me . And I went in the sea and I turned into a beautiful merimed with my sea friends and thesharks went away.THE END

  20. Jared, age 11, from England

    One day the RAF pilot Michael was flying his plane. Michael loved showing off in his plane, his favourite trick was doing loop the loops. Whilst he was doing loop the loops he saw two big dark figures running across the mountaintop. They both got in separate planes, and flew towards the town. Michael thought they were up to no good! They were enemy planes. They did not notice him, as he shot them down. Whilst he was celebrating, he crashed into a cliff. After the war, the artist Peter Lanyon found the wreckage, and made a sculpture so everyone will remember Michael. THE END

  21. Lilly, age 10, from England

    “Land ahoy ” Rumford shouted over the din of the waves. as the other sailors departed, weary and starving,from the ship.The island was beautiful, lush forests spread a green canopy over the island. As Rumford made his way to a shady part of the forest a hoarse voice called out “Beware, the ghost has come to seek what was his,” then after these words he vanished into thin air as if made of dust.”Eye,we aren’t afraid of no ghosts,” squawked one of his crew. But Rumford had other thoughts,”the ghost has come to seek what was his,” what did this mean… His thoughts vanished almost as quickly as the old man did, there was one of his crew with a rusty dagger in his chest.The ghost has come to seek what was his,these words echoed in Rumford’s head. Then all his crew seeing the sailor Jumped on board and set of for the open sea.

  22. Lilly, age 11, from England

    “Land ahoy ” Rumford shouted over the din of the waves. as the other sailors departed, weary and starving,from the ship.The island was beautiful, lush forests spread a green canopy over the island. As Rumford made his way to a shady part of the forest a hoarse voice called out “Beware, the ghost has come to seek what was his,” then after these words he vanished into thin air as if made of dust.”Eye,we aren’t afraid of no ghosts,” squawked one of his crew. But Rumford had other thoughts,”the ghost has come to seek what was his,” what did this mean… His thoughts vanished almost as quickly as the old man did, there was one of his crew with a rusty dagger in his chest.The ghost has come to seek what was his,these words echoed in Rumford’s head. Then all his crew seeing the sailor Jumped on board and set of for the open sea.the waves lashed against the boat all of the crew mourning the lost sailor.

  23. sumaya, age 7, from belfast

    one day a man came to perter house he was a man with googley eyes his mum was ever so nice but his dad peter was angry as a old cat he was a naughty man he was like his father he got what ever he liked and got sadder ever day boo hoo he cried but he got better soon he was good as nice again.

  24. marcellus, age 12, from england

    there was once a boy charlie and he hated vegtables and so he was a very weak person. On day charlie went to the sea side to do abit of snoorcling with his dad. Then all of a sudden charlie was suck under water by a very large and skinless monster. What could it be?A monster well…. it wasn’t it was a a weird volcano that sucked him in. Well in the volcano was vegtables and charile was so hungry he had all the vegtables then all of a sudden the volcano burst and charlie landed in his dads boat. They both peddled home safe and sound in the boat.

  25. Aaron Robson, age 11, from England

    I am going into the wide world alone, I am apprehensive, excited and probably a little scared.
    Onto my boat I embark to find another land, a land of plenty? Strange people? Different food? Sun? Snow?
    All the answers to my questions just over the horizon where the sky meets the sea!
    Only if the scholars are correct, I will not arrive safe…… I will fall off the end of the world?

  26. James Wilkinson, age 11, from England

    There I stand looking out to sea the blue green sea. I was in a boat once a sleep and the water was calm, but then it all changed. I finally stood up and looked, there in front of me was a huge wave. It soon hit the boat and I was sent under. I rose to the surface and frantically looked around trying to find the boat but all left of the boat was the pieces bobbing on the water. I was soon hit by a huge wave again and sent under. After a while I was lossing air, but somehow I couldn’t move. I looked around and saw a fishing line attached to my foot. I had to make my mind up cut the line with my teeth, or stay attached to it and drown.

  27. meryem, age 9, from turkey

    Once opon a time there lived a boy called olvier he hate sweets and his mum said you should try them but olvier cried whaaaa and and one day he went to sea and he saw a wierd boat and asked one of the sairls if he could go out to sea and he said yes and he sailed and he laned on a candy land and for the very first time he tryed sweets and he liked it.

    THE END

    Once upon a time, a little boat was going to St Lucia.

    There was big tidal waves in the night, but luckily some surfers were there to help guiding the boat to St Lucia.

    The surfers found a girl sleeping in the boat. She woke up in the morning and met the surfers. Then she said ” Thank you for saving me and bring me home”.

    She found her parents at the harbour and said “Next time I will travel by plane”.

    One windy morning, I was sailing on my sailing boat until I saw a lost baby turtle. I threw a rope to the turtle. The turtle asked: ‘Is the rope for me to hold on to?’ I said: ‘Yes.’ The turtle caught hold of the rope and I pulled her up. I sailed back home and the little baby turtle was my pet

  28. Bryce Karg, age 11, from Germany

    this is a very cool sculpture/painting

  29. nobody knows, age 127, from im awsome

    i like this

  30. Emmie, age 10, from england

    The little rowing boat was flung about by the monster waves. Derick was thrown upside down and into the sinister deep blue sea. He died.

    THE END

  31. devon, age 9, from ENGLAND

    AAAAAAAAAAAA a tidel wave run for your lives ….. oh wait theres a yellow pole holding the tidel wave away from us YAY

  32. Joanne Broughton, age 13, from England

    Charolotte was on a hot pink boat. But suddenly the sea went really rough. This made her sea sick. URGHHH!!!!!. She got home 20 years later.

  33. Georgia o brien, age 8, from ENLAND NORTHWOOD

    hi this Tate modern is very inspired bye all these stuff and i no you are is well it will turn your minds up side down when you go to the worlds greatest place in London.

  34. shawnykazim, age 8, from england

    one day spongebob and I went to bikini bottom on a little sailing boat !
    and we saw patrick and squidward……
    and then we saw STACY SOLMAN
    the end

  35. 5 hobo, age 12, from Hobo Land

    Once opon a time there lived 10 hobos that hated each other nd went to the mall nd became fwendszzz The End!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Jordan D, age 11, from England

    This boat never sails anywhere until the flood came… He knew he needed to go to tesco, his mother told him to get some eggs and milk! So he sailed all the way from macdonlds to tesco whilst he was still eating his big mac!!! When he finished his big mac he still had his extra large burger,he was not impressed at all. On his way back from tesco he rammed another boat (accidentally). He got back when the flood stopped and frozen. Just another daft day for this boat!!!

  37. Rebecca McClelland, age 12, from England

    There once was a little boy who was completly mad, his name was Sam. He lived on a small city in a small house with his horrible mother Eliza. All his life he wanted to get away from his small house and his small city, and explore the huge ocean and battle with creachers that one has ever seen befor. So he spent hours buliding a boat. Then after ten years hammering and sawing away his dream became a reality, the boat was finished. At midnight he crept out of his house and placed the boat on the sea bed and waited for the tide to rise. Then he sailed away and thats the last time he was ever seen a few days later a strange boat washed up on Redcars shaw.

  38. leona lewis, age 24, from new zealand

    this is soooooo cool cuz it just is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Joanne Broughton., age 13, from England.

    I was on my royal blue boat sailing off to Amercia. The sea was calm. No cloud in the sky. I was bobbing up and down in the water like a playful seal. But then a thunderstorm. The thunder sounded like a herd of elephants. The lightening was very bright. It was 8000 volts. I didn’t get to Amercia in the end. I ended up on desolated island in the middle of the nowhere. It was great at first because I was on my own. But then something came up behind me…

  40. teresa, age 0, from usa

    Once upon a time there was a girl nam teres to australia and dad went with her she was the only one in the whole entire town of childhood that went there she felt so good about her self when she got there because she lived right on the beach it was so coolher dad got married and we lived there but then he had to go to americia because he had forgot.and that is the end

    all a true stroy

  41. AREEBA, age 10, from PAKISTAN I LIKE IT

    ONCE UPON A TIME THERE LIVED A BOY CALLED JOELEN. HE LIKES TO MAKE ART AND MADE A PORTHLEVEN. HIS MUM SAID TO BE A ARTIST WHEN YOU GROW UP AND HE SAID ,YES! SO HE BECAME A ARTIST WHEN HE GROW UP.

  42. Elaine, age 10, from Hong Kong

    A few years ago, a boy named Peter Lanyon traveled the dangerous seas of the Atlantic. Although he only was 1 inch tall, he was brave, and never gave up. Trying to find a cure for the horrible disease called Fulmenturp, he found a talking elephant. “Don’t squash me or you will face the dangers!” Peter cried. The elephant, who was horrified, ran away. You probably don’t know this, but Peter has Fulmenturp, and that means you turn white. You know longer have color. Peters tummy grumbled. Scanning the path for food, he found a flower full of amazing colors. Gobbling down the whole lot, he began to search again. When the sun went down, and the moon came up he finally rested.
    Waking up the next morning, Peter found himself not white, but covered in different colors! He searched the ground for more flowers, and brought them back to where he lived.

  43. Abby O'sullivan, age 10, from Haverhill

    Long ago in a small town called Artsville a very profesional artist lived, his name was Liam Dogder. The main way of expressing his love for art was to make sculptures of the boats coming and going from Artsville bay.

    One day a teribble thing happened to Artsville bay, all the boats stopped coming and going from Artsville bay so Liam Dogder couldn’t express his love for art any more he was gutted. The only thing that made him happy was art so from then on he was so sad.

    Liam decided to study smothing else and go back to college but all he could think about was Art. Whenever he tried his best to forget about Art he just simply couldn’t. Liam had, had enough he was sitting at his art desk when suddenly the lighthouse light flashed on, the fog horn of a boat blurted out and a big boat was there right in front of his eyes.

    Liam was back into buisness, his sculpters was going on sale in all the shops and he grabbing a fortune from it.

  44. Abby O'sullivan, age 10, from haverhill

    Once upon a time there lived a boy called olvier he hated sweets and his mum said you should try them but olvier cried nooooo.One day he went to sea and he saw a wierd boat and asked one of the sailers if he could go out to sea. He said yes. He sailed and he landed on a candy land. For the very first time he tryed sweets and he liked it.

  45. Lily Sherling, age 4, from London

    It looks like a sword. If it was a sword boat then it would turn into anything that I asked it to do. It would do sweeping and killing and anything. But now it is an artwork. Which means that you can’t dream of it anymore.. because it was from a long time ago. You could turn it into a house boat that came from New Zealand because it was far away. Me and Leo and all my friends were all in the boat, it was a very big boat. We were coming from New Zealand because we used to live there.

    Dictated from Lily Sherling, aged 4.

  46. leonie, age 11, from england

    i was wandering along when an object came into veiw. a strage object ,but all the same a interesting one. while being in a quaint ,little town conerd in the middle of nowhere,i thought, ‘what would of happend if it was not me who found this work of art, if it was not me who thought of a thousand names for it as it passed my eyes.’ would it of perished along with its beautiful handiwork; its lovey craftmanship and lonlyness. yes, so now it is gone…

  47. leonie, age 12, from england

    a little boat ,just passing my eyes, seemed to move, no it seemed to cry. it seemed to cry the stream that peter , its creator, never put it on. he never sailed it far away to relise its dreams, for he was waiting for that moment to let it go,however he never had a chace. in the end when his creator died a sad death he was never mentiond in Peters will, and with that the sad little boat found himself just sat there, longing to be free, to have a life that he never lived. i so longed to see that boat be set free that i bought it. i wrote my will that day in hope that when i die it would still have a home and that he would be happy and i would know it was living the life it wanted forever at peace with the world.

  48. Lara, age 10, from Malaysia

    I had always wanted to go out at sea, but every single person I tell, they just kept saying,”You’re too young, lad.” But one day there was this flyer that said:
    GO OUT TO SEA TO DISCOVER MONSTER FISH
    PRIZE: THEIR HEART’S DESIRE.
    I wanted to go but as I said they won’t let me. So secretly day and night I worked on a small rowboat in my shed. The discovy turned into a natural disaster. If men weren’t coming back in their ships, they were driven away by great white sharks. Next month I was finished with my boat, but the bet was forgotten.
    That night I sailed out to sea with enough supplies and food for the trip. In the middle of the night, I fell asleep. When I woke up, I was in the middle of the ocean.

    Suddenly, I saw a greenish black head rise out of the water. It had enormous gills, blood red eyes, ugly face… Holy cow! It was Monster Fish! I peddled away from the monster and manage to avoid 80% of getting hit. But I wasn’t so lucky. It’s long tail slashed my boat in half. Waves soaked me from head to toe. He opened his mouth to roar. But I was quicker than him. The moment he opened his mouth I threw one of my spears I made into his mouth. It wasn’t enough to kill him, but was painful enough to hurt a monster. He dived back into the water. He appeared behind me. I thought quick. I threw a boiled potato in the water 15 inches infront of me. Curious, he went to see what it was. Grabbing another spear, I climbed his rough back. Before he knew what was happening, I stabbed him in the back. With one final roar, he leaped back in the water and drowned. My boat may have been destroyed but some friendly dolphins helped me get back home. Then I was the richest man who ever sailed the seven seas.

    THE END

  49. Mr Blobby, age 0, from Mr blobby

    Once upon a time Mr blobby started doing art. he loved the ting all he used to do was paint paint paint paint.Paint was his life so one day he painted a picture of a boat and after that boats was all he drew.

  50. Evie, age 12, from Melton

    One day there was a dreadful storm at sea and a young boy called Peter Lanyon was in the boat at the time. He was only 11 years old and he was petrified. As the storm got rougher the main rower got hurt and he couldn’t carry on so Peter had to take his place. Peter had always wanted to be a sailer and his dream came true!! Peter help lead the rest of the crew to safety and then as Peter grew up he became a famous sailor!!

  51. agustina, age 8, from Argentina

    Once upon a time there lived a very fierce king . He ruled a reign of terror and was always keen on conquering new countries . There was a country which for some reason he could never defeat so one day he invented a big catapult which threw poison . By using his invesntion he defeated the country . The end-

  52. chance, age 14, from america

    I am heading Mexico by boat. The way their is very sketchy because i have to go down the Missouri river, the Mississippi, and the gulf of Mexico.

  53. chance, age 14, from america

    I am heading Mexico by boat. The way their is very sketchy because i have to go down the Missouri river, the Mississippi, and the gulf of Mexico. Their is a lot of fallen trees is the water that can sink a boat. i get my boat ready and i head down the Missouri river at the end i turn into the Mississippi then head to the gulf of Mexico. then i stop at my destination.

  54. Joe, age 13, from United States

    I am sailing across the seas. My boat is big and made out of wood. I’m on my way to Switzerland, I was going fishing for food. I reached my destination and built a house. I lived there until I died.

  55. frayer, age 12, from uk

    once the end

  56. Liliana Brusa, age 6, from England

    I was going out to sea with my two friends and it was a stormy night. My small sailing boat was cold and hard as I had very little shelter. My boat crashed in to an ice burge. The water was freezing we were lucky not to fall in. Some ice had fallen on the the deck of my boat. I was thirsty but our drinking water was beginning to freeze and there was more ice than water. I saw some land. We started to sail towards it. I was amazed as it was covered with green grass and growing trees. It was surrounded by a forcefield which kept out the cold and the ice. We passed through the field and landed on the beach. There was a beautiful city which we could see in the diatance. Me and my two friends Micky and Jonathon were really really amazed.

  57. Willow, age 8, from United States

    There once was a goat who swam in a moat and saw a weird boat “Aaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!”he yelled.The goat he ran with red hot flames from his hooves all the way home.

    THE END

  58. Emily, age 13, from United States

    I will go to Italy to tour Rome. When I take off the weather is sunny and calm. Then the water in the ocean becomes bumpy. The trip will take 10 days.

  59. Joe, age 13, from United States

    My boat is made out of wood. The sea is calm. I would eat and sleep. I will take fishing pole and bait. I am going to Switzerland. I will build a house and stay there. The capital name is Bern. I am going to ski for the first time. I will ride up in one of the ski lifts. I will go down the hill falling. I will go eat and go to a friend’s house. I am going to stay there.

  60. chance, age 14, from united states

    I was sailin for missouri to mexico. The Missouri river is sketchy because there are old trees and logs in the water. I will sail down the Mississipi river to wich is very sketchy just like the Missouri river. After i sail down the mississipi river i sail the gulf of mexico unti i get to mexico.

  61. Camden, age 12, from United States

    A long time ago there was a boy that was very mad at his parents. He always has to clean his parents boat. But he did not like cleaning the boat every day. So he was going to run away, so he stoled the boat. The boy was going to Florida for the rest of his life. When he got out to sea the weather was stormy. But the boat is made of wood, it would not hold for long. Then the storm ended, the boy was at Florida. Now he will stay there for the rest of his life.

  62. Zoe Millard, age 4, from britain

    Once opon a time there lived a boy called olvier he hate sweets and his mum said you should try them but olvier cried whaaaa and and one day he went to sea and he saw a wierd boat and asked one of the sairls if he could go out to sea and he said yes and he sailed and he laned on a candy land and for the very first time he tryed sweets and he liked it.

    THE END

  63. Grace Fairley, age 13, from N.Ireland

    day 643
    The ship tossed and turned, the gut retching feeling came over me again. I leaned over the edge and spewed my guts into the sea. I hated sailing. The wind. The water. The everything. We couldn’t go back on land. That was the worst thing. Well when I say land I mean charted land. You see my stupid father had made a bet. That we would find another land and only set foot on it. Supid dad. He said were close. But we hadn’t. been I’d lost track of the days two years ago. Now they go in and out in a blur. I pray to God that we will find somewhere soon. I can’t take another day of this mind-numbing life. If anyone actually finds this letter please send help we just past…….. wait……. the bells are ringing someone is screaming. I can’t make it out over the crashing waves. “LAND AHOY” I think they said. I stand up, surely it can’t be, no way. Is it? Yes it is finally.
    It’s beautiful, soft sandy beaches. Towering Moutains. Beautiful dense jungles. It looks fanastic. It’s small yes I bet we are going to sail around it just to check. But something pulls at my heart strings, like a violin waiting to be played. This is home.

  64. May, age 10, from Africa

    I dnt knw anythang bout dis

  65. LILLY, age 11, from SCOTLAND

    one day my brother went out to play THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. LILLY, age 11, from SCOTTLAND

    one day i went out to play THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  67. alicia, age 8, from united kingdom

    this is based on a boat it was used to get food but one day they found a baby foal that was sick,they pulled it aboard and brought it back to take care of it,although it just looks like sails on a bit of wood nothing like a boat but…….the bottom was actually flat so it would slide across the water and that little blue bit in the right was a high up cradle if you have never heard of it well it is sort of a small high up standing place if that makes it easy,this is a really smart boat for in that days with the sails,the cradle,bamboo the bamboo was for the surface hope that is usefull informationxxxxxxx

  68. nicole worth, age 12, from england

    peter was boren in st laves cornwall and hes stode at cliften college and was the only son of W H lanyon the end
    the best artst of all my name
    is nicole worthand i am 12 i love
    art i whont to go to uni
    and stoudy art to
    xoxoxoxoxoxox

  69. nicole worth xox, age 12, from burnley rosehill dude xox

    one day a unicorn whent to a villeg and died cos it got the plage lol xxxxxx <3 <3

  70. Rianna, age 8, from United States

    This is the Peter Lanyon, Porthleven Boat.Zoey,John,Asphalt,and Krize created it.They used paper,glue,glitter,drawings,and pictures.It shimmers in the night sky while the stars shine on it.

  71. Rianna, age 8, from United States

    Astro and the Trip on the Peter Lanyon, Porthleven Boat

    The passengers got tossed from wall to wall on this Peter Lanyon, Porthleven Boat.Astro bumped into his mom,Aunt Jesse,and a man named Lucas.It was a tough ride on the Peter Lanyon, Porthleven Boat.Grace, a friend of Astro, was on the Lanyon, Porthleven Boat too.”When I go to Sweden,I’m going to taste Swedish candy.What are you going to do?”asked Astro to Grace.”I am going to buy a brand new blue silk dress for a fancy restaurant,”explained Grace.Suddenly,there was a huge BANG!”Ma?”asked Astro.”What was that Bang?”Ma replied,”We are at port now.”Astro,his family,Grace,and Grace’s family got out.They were finally at Sweden.”I’m going to the candy store!”Astro called to his mother running to the candy store.Astro bought lolly pops,rock candy,and chocolate.

  72. Tilys Krzyzek, age 8, from England

    a boat stuck on a cliff and the sail is stuck to the cliff and the boat has a yellow stick on it,the sail has got a circle on it and it looks like the it is going to fall of on the slide cind of bit.

  73. Tilys Krzyzek, age 8, from UK

    THE END ONCE APONE A TIME THE END

  74. ben, age 8, from U.S.A

    The art is fantastich it looks likes a building. It so cool I want to be an artist wen I grow up. It its like a work building. I like the art piece.

  75. Gino, age 7, from usa

    Once I went fishing. I was the only one ho cot a fish 2 fish and this art work raminds me of it. Thats whay I pickt this one. The sail on it look like the sail that was on are bote. And it sortv looks like a ship that is brokin. From a sark it looks rily cool. I hope I can rite about difrt art work. I rily like riteing. Im riteing a ficn storey. after this storey I am riteing anotr one.

  76. Josephine, age 8, from USA

    I think it was a stormy night with lightning and thunder!With crashing sail`s. I think it sank to the bottom of the ocean and became a gohst ship!!!!

  77. tariro, age 12, from scotland

    once upon a time there was a little boy who live in a little village called victoria. he was walking in the forets and then he found a little boat lying on the grass. he went to the sea to play with it . he started playing with the baot and suddenly the jelly fish appeared and it bit his leg .

    he went to the hospital and after the injury he went to the sea to look for that boat and he find it and he was happy ever after

  78. natalie, age 13, from france

    sometimes in life people face facts but sometimes it is hard to face the truth.In life we meet many people with different cultures. people believe in different religion.

  79. William, age 8, from usa

    In libarey I learnd about famos artists. It was very fun. I learned about the Mone Lisa. Today iIwill tell you about the Peter Lanyon, porleven boats. It is a scolpchr. If I made a boat I would make it out of metel and a doubel bottom like the titanic. I would also put a really strong side. If I sailed out of a harber I would bring lots of food and clothes. If it was very stormy
    I would be prepard.

  80. kasaey, age 8, from USA

    I like this paining it looks great and it looks like a boat. This paining was made a long time ago it was made in 9150. the man who made this great paining his name is Peter Lanyon and he made 59 stories about the boat .

  81. Owen, age 7, from USA

    This piece of art work looks cool because it is shaped like a sailboat.I think it is one of the best scoolpshers I have ever seen.I think it looks like a real sailboat that is why I am writeing about it.It very

  82. Reed, age 8, from USA

    I think this picture makes me feel crative and inspiered. I think it is a work of art. I also like how evrything connects. I it is a masterpeice. I think it is love of nature. I think it is a recycled talent. I love how it realy stands out.

  83. Nicholas,, age 8, from Amarica

    this makes me feel like I am on an adventure, sailing toward a rocky moutain in a storm. As I turn the wheel ashard as I can, dodging bolts of lightning. I finally arrived at the mountian then I found some shelter, and stayed

  84. David, age 7, from U.S.A.

    I really think it looks like a boat. I mean who dosn’t think so. It is a great masterpease. It has great color. It has great styel. It has great pieces parts. I love it and I hope you do to!

  85. Lauren, age 8, from USA

    This work of art was created by Peter Lanyon. It is called, “Porthleven Boats”. It is a sculpture. Some people say it looks like a sailboat. It was made in 1950. The colors are: yellow, blue, black, gray, and white. It makes me feel calm.

  86. Nathan, age 8, from USA

    This sculpture sort of looks like a sail boat. It would be cool to see this in real life. Peter Lanyon made this. It is called, “Portleven Boats.” The colors it has are yellow, gray, blue, white, and brown.

  87. jordan., age 7, from uk.

    i am on the small boat sead jordan aaaaaaaaaaahr thers the nias sead charlatte THE END!

  88. Donaldo V, age 8, from U.S.A

    I would see a lot of sea water. I would travel all around the hole wide world. We will cacha lot of fish and lobsters. We would be the most fames sailers in the hole world. We would give the fish and lobsters to to the poor people. I would still travel through the hole wide world.

  89. Kristine, age 9, from USA

    Once there was a young princess, Emma, even though her father tried to wait on her every need, was not happy. She wanted to explore the world, go on an adventure. One day she dressed as peasant and escaped the castle. She, of course, ran to harbor & paid for a ride on a strange boat to Peru. On the way, Emma helped the sea men and found friends on the strange boat. Finally, Emma landed, not on Peru, but on an ungoverned country. She asked the villagers if she could by queen. They agreed she was honest & wise. Emma named the land Emiua. THE END.

  90. kendle, age 10, from england

    once upon a time there lived a boy called dylan he hated pirates so he went to the sea found a boat so he sailed away and landed on a pirate island then one of the pirates told him about them what pirates did so he then liked them so he stayed on pirate island for the night.

  91. EKB, age 10, from usa

    One day, there was a boat. But, The next day they had a huricane. There was something specail about this boat. It was the only boat that kept together and didn’t float away. Everyone in town was astonised at the fact that it was the only one. Then the creator saw it. He was so happy he jumped over the well. (Of course his pants and his shirt got wet) Then he sailed away. Did they have to have a bad storm the next day? But he come back it didn’t look like he was harmed or mad. He made an improvement to his boat. There was also a big rock behind the ship. He called the rock crusher. And he sailed off. Never been seen again. Watch out!!!

  92. lisa, age 14, from nottingham8

    one day bob found a fishing boat so he and his son callum went fishing and caught not much fish then the next day they went agian and this time they stayed out to the next day anyways they caught lots off fish and the radio said its going to rain heavy so the dad said lets head back before it rains and then callum said no no no because i want to make mum proud he said so they stayed out a little longer however the storm came and the boat nearly drounted so the dad drive the boat back but he turned around and callum was gone he looked every were but then callum jumpted out of under the sheet and said boo so bob said dont scare me agian and they got home safe and sound .

  93. ramla, age 8, from jamica

    This piece of art work is a way to learn what you acuttly r

  94. yung, age 11, from scotland

    it was a stormy dark night.when the accident began. it was stormy the ship was frozen and the ship sank. it was at the dead of midnight, nobody discovered. the next sunny day a boy called peter was at sea. he climbed over a few rocks. he went for a swim in the clear blue sea. he was swimming happily. then suddenly he began to sink. he landed on some wood he relised it was a ship wreck. CRACK! suddenly behind him when there he saw…

  95. jamaal.k+harry.i, age 8, from england

    A razor sharp edged skyskraper once saved someones existence by falling on a soft padded roof!!!!

  96. elisha, age 10, from uk

    One atrotous ,stormy night I was riding my rusty, coroded boat on the wavey sea. There was surrodings of stormy glum grey clouds that hoverd around like a ufo It was a strange night….Then thought hold on my dreams must be coming true aint they? To sum up, i was told they were.

  97. boo, age 16, from france

    Peter Lanyon often made constructions whilst working on his paintings. He made this one whilst painting ‘Porthleven’. What is it made of? What parts of it remind you of a boat? If you constructed your own boat what might you use and what would it look like?

    Imagine your boat is setting off on a journey. You are sailing out of the harbour into the open sea. What is the weather like and is the sea calm or stormy? What are you taking with you?

    Now write a story about all your adventures at sea, where you are heading and what you might see…

  98. delany, age 11, from usa

    this peace of art work reminds me ofa sail boat it could be any thing that you want it to be though the meltle makes the peace uneak and one of a cind

  99. EMMA, age 15, from england

    this art is so good how do they think off stuff like this

  100. delaney, age 11, from usa

    this particuler peace of art is a reminder of a sale bote i feel like anything can happen the sail bote is sailing throw a gigentec stormm and all there saplice are folling of af there bote and thay are becoming cold and scared thay are with out food or water stuck in the middle of the sea with a brocen moter bout and no patles and as i think nothing worse can come of this i see a fin in the water and hearscreching sounds of some one crying in panin and then i see blood in the water ……………………………………………………………………

    ……………………………………………………..to be continued
    by by see you latter

  101. Rhea, age 6, from England

    there was a boy called finley and he liked nike and he got a nike top and it got lost

  102. Lollipop, age 12, from Scotland

    Once apon a time in a far away land a girl called Rebecca lived with her mum as her dad left them .They lived by a beautiful shore and sometimes went out on a rented boat on the salty sea this was great fun for them both to smell the sea air.
    When Rebecca was 9 her mother grew very ill and they took even less trips to the seaside .When they found out it was blood cancer (lukemia) Rebecca whom didn’t know what this ment so thought her Mum was going to die of it .
    When she told the doctor of her worries he explained that she most likely wouldn’t die because the hospital had better knowlage of the cancer and the medicine almost always worked . He said he did know a handful of people that had lukemia had died but was positive that her Mum would pull through ‘I have seen people look much worse than her at this stage’
    A year later and Rebecca and her Mum are alive and well but Rebecca’s Mum still had to go to the hospital sometimes but was nearing the end of her treatment . Rebecca and her Mum still go out to sea sometimes and are full of joy that they have loads of time on there hands.

  103. REBECCA RUSSELL, age 10, from SCOTLAND

    Onse there was a boy and girl called jason and amy. They were the best of friends untill one day jason ang amy was in the backgardan and they looked up and saw a spaship and they were niver sean agen.

    THE END

  104. Carla, age 10, from England

    Once upon a time, there was a boat, this boat has been thought things other boats never dreamed of, and this boat was called ‘The dusty eye’ and the reson this boat had been named this is because one day a young girl named Dinna descoverd this boat in a old dusty wearhouse, that was a part of the name but one day she decided to take the dusty eye out to sea what Dinna diddent know was that the sea was going mad.

    She packed her bags and left the villiage with a note to her pearents on the table and this is what it read:
    “Mum Dad dont worry about me, i have decied to travel around the world with a boat i have named ‘the dusty eye’ please dont forget me for i will be home when im 20 i know i am only 11 but please dont worry.

    Love,
    Dinna
    xxxxxxxxx”

    Sadly the boat dident make it a mile away from the harbour she dident even say bye in a way that was gentel, when her pearents found out they were broken.

    To be contiued…

  105. eddie comerford, age 5, from england

    good boat

  106. pooey, age 35, from japan

    this is actually about the titanic I love the tate gallery in liverpool i went there on my 34th birthday

  107. olivia + luke, age 12, from Essex, England

    TITANIC

    the titanic was a MASSIVE ferry like boat. and it crashed on an ice berg and sunk that was the end of people on that boat and obviously the actual boat thank you for reading from olivia and luke in england

  108. xuma, age 14, from MALDIVES

    wwat the hel is this
    oh wait..
    death?? O_o

  109. pick paint, age 14, from usa

    fishing fishing a little boat blowing in the sail floating down the river..

  110. Joanne Broughton, age 14, from England

    I sailed from the harbour wishing what an amazing journey this was going to be. Excited and happy I sat down and had my picnic. Yum Yum! Suddenly it got stormy and there were huge waves high has 10 foot. Bashing amd crashing. I was upset because I wanted to get home and see my cat Jakey.

  111. Joanne Broughton (JoJo), age 14, from England

    I set of from the harbour wishing that the journey was going to be amazing. Excited and happy I sat down and had my picnic Yum Yum!! I was jumping up and down and dancing. All of a sudden a storm was starting. There was really high force gales and big waves. Bashing crashing and crying that I wanted to go home and see my mum and my cat Jakey. Wishing that made my cry.

  112. Joanne Broughton, age 14, from England

    It was a cold windy day. I was sailing around the Isle of Wight. It was a magnifecent and beutiful island. Grass really green. Sea blue as saphires. All of a sudden I got blown over and the boat and me was sinking down and down into the sea bed. I stopped breathing and I couldn’t see anything. What was I going to do?..

  113. Deanna Carden, age 12, from Louth

    in the year of 1918 all women was allowed the right to vote. And what they decided was to get on a boat and set sail to new york. Half way their their was a problem the women as the crew members didn’t know how to drive the boat and they headed for an iceberg and the ship sank. All the other people sank apart from 1. She had the engery to get to new york and told the people what had happened and news traveled to england and all the people of england was devestated so and it when on and women still have the right to vote to this day

  114. savannah, age 9, from usa

    Once there was a little girl name kannana.She was left behind when the others on her island went to the country.Luckily she had her little brother…until he was killed by a pack of wild dogs.So she decided to take a boat to the country.The little sailboat leaked and as she tore her skirt and put it on the boat she thought about going home…and she did turned around and rowed back.As she travled back she thought to wait until her people came back insted of taking another boat.And the rest of her story is she finds a dog lives on the island and survives, but the main part i about the boat and it leaking until she thinks to stay there and wait for her peaople to come back!

  115. SaveEarth, age 11, from England

    I looked out and smiled. The sea; finally. This was my dream: to step into a boat and sail out to sea. Inhaling, the fishy smell filled my nostrils. I wished I could see the fish. I bent down over the side of the boat, and let the waves wash against my hand. It was the most beautiful feeling.
    I looked up again. White shapes flitted about the sky; seagulls. They’re stunning, massive, so so beautiful… there’s no other way to describe them. Then I felt a quake… some kind of sixth sense, perhaps – I don’t know! I rushed my hand out of the water, and rubbed the sleeve of my jumper against it. I breathed heavily, loudly. Then I saw it.
    It was just a black shape in the distance at first, but it got bigger. It was coming close. Closer, so much closer… I picked up the oars, and looked at them. I splashed them in the water. Then the droaning began.
    I dropped the oars. Just like that. I was stuck.
    Then an idea struck me. I shoved my hands in the water again. It was so cold and salty… so unfriendly. I had never felt that before. I pushed my hands forwards, back, forwards, back, in circles, in circles, in circles. But I was so tired. I couldn’t do it… I couldn’t, I…
    It was too late, anyway. It was right beside me. It was grey, and big, and… and there were two. They looked up at me. They were whales! Of course, whales! Grey whales! I leaned down, and stroked them. They were so smooth and warm… and I was so happy.

  116. ann mcphee, age 12, from scotland

    i will be onest ihave nerer seen this art tate work before but i think itsnice and very interesting