Fire

With catastrophe, the blazing bushfire marches across the valley (LG). Homes set ablaze; lighting up the eerie, tainted sky. (PO). Advancing rapidly towards endangered homes and  residents, the fire uncontrollably swallows everything in its path and moves swiftly onwards. (BG). The fire creeps forward and licks burnt trees, run down houses and sweeps up all the dust like a tornado. (GH) Devastated families try to escape the destructive fire before they are swallowed by the fierce flames. (HRB). A hair-raising gust of wind passes, making the sizzling fire travel higher and higher up the sooty trees. (HB).The wind runs, swiftly though the forest.(LE) The carnage burns down everything in site. (LV) A gail force wind kicks up a wave of fire, provoking it to engulf the survivors. (LH) The  roaring fire bucks up like a horse in the blazing wind.(JM)  People can’t run from this!(BG) A parched tongue licks up its dessert. (BL) The fiery tongue curiously looks around for lively scraps to digest.(ZA) The fire climbs up trees burning what once was lush bush land(CS) With the burning fire becoming uncontrollable, the survivors sit with despair and stare at what used to be their homes and is now charcoal and ash.(WN)  Frantically, they search around trying to find any valuables that haven’t been hit.(HG) Residents watch in horror, as their homes and hope are lost. (GW) Devastation washes over everyone like a wave hitting the sand.(BH) Lives flash before their eyes with the horror of death.(KS) When all their dreams are burnt to cinders, the firemen pat citizens on the back. (KW) What  now? No home; no food. (MR) Lumps throb in their throats, their hearts snap in half and water swells in their stunned eyes.(EO) In despair, people stare into the wasteland that has consumed lives, homes and hope. (ED) As fewer flames dance and sizzle, locals shed tears in desperation for a place to call home.(CW) Tears tumble down the hopeless survivor’s cheeks, depression is written all over their faces as the final flame sizzles out. (EA) Crisp, black coal scolds the earth.(ZB)

OUR CLASS WROTE THIS PIECE AFTER WITNESSING AUSTRALIAN BUSH FIRES VIEWED ON YOUTUBE.  EACH STUDENT CONTRIBUTED ONE SENTENCE.  EACH STUDENT NEEDED TO REREAD THE TEXT TO MAKE SURE THEIR SENTENCE MADE SENSE.  WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE END RESULT.

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MOTHER’S DAY CLASSIC 2013

Hi Everyone,

My daughter and I have registered in the Mother’s Day Classic, 8 km walk, to help raise awareness and money for research which hopefully will lead to a cure to treat breast cancer.

If you are interested in supporting us please see Melissa at school leading up to the event.

Please click on the below link for further information and details.

 

http://mothersdayclassic.com.au/Mother’s Day Classic 2013

Many Thanks,

Melissa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Four day hike on Maria Island

On the 23rd February, my mother and I hiked our way through the wilderness that rests on Maria Island, located off the

eastern coast of Tasmania.

This was to be a fabulous experience full of invigorating walks, load bearing packs and treasured moments, lapping up

the world as God created it to be.   We travelled by bus from Hobart to Triabunna, boarded a boat from the pier and anchored

just short of the shore off Maria’s coast.  We placed our 10kg packs on our backs and waded through the crystal waters

to land upon a majestic but deserted beach.  We trudged along the beach and crossed an isthmus to reach another beach

which led to our first camp.  For the next four days we were to live without power, flushing toilets, televisions, computers

or even radios.  Heaven on a stick!