Friday, 15 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey - Bonus Activity : Crossing The Tasman

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In 1928 , A crew of four men flew for the first time across the tasman from Australia to New Zealand . One of the men on board the Southern Cross Airplane was a New Zealander named T.H McWilliams . His job was to operate the radio in the airplane . Unfortunately , The radio stopped working shortly after takeoff and the rain and ice were so heavy that the pilot , Kingsford Smith, Couldn't see out his front windscreen . Fortunately , The Plane made it all across the tasman and had landed safely in christchurch after a 14 hour trip . 

My job is to write a poem about it if I were a member of those four people . So . Here it is.

In charge of the radio , Couldn't get something better . But I think it was better than writing letters . 

It was a fine flight , but going through the cold felt like a fight . Kingsford couldn't see out his windscreen . Right about now someone would have wanted to scream.

But we landed safely , and that is that . Luckily we got through that blizzard like attack.

1 comment:

  1. Hi LJ,
    Wow! I really liked your poem! I liked it because you managed to keep your written relevant to the theme whilst making some rhyming words. Furthermore this post shows that you have a good understanding on how to write a narrative poem to tell a story.
    Very well done indeed!
    Kia Kaha,