Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week Two Day Two Bonus Activity: Crossing the Tasman

Bonus Activity: Crossing the Tasman
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 take-off and the rain and ice were so heavy that the pilot, Kingsford Smith, couldn’t see out of his front windscreen. Yikes! Fortunately, the plane made it all the way across the Tasman landing in Christchurch after a 14 hour trip.

Imagine that you were a member of the flight crew. Write a poem that describes how you would have felt when you landed safely in Christchurch after such a long trip. Remember, there are lots of different types of poems, and they don’t all have to rhyme. You can read more about different types of poems by clicking here.

Scared and cold
Butterflies in my stomach
Feeling unable to move
Wondering how long until we land



  1. Hey there Saveu well done on completing another activity!

    I love this poem you have written. It certainly helps the reader to feel as though he was a member of the flight crew on this plane. I love the second line about the butterflies in your stomach. It helps us to realise how nervous and terrified you are.
    Have you written other poems before?
    Well done and keep up the great blogging,

  2. Hi Saveu its me Lusia, I am currently at college right now,
    but I would like to wish you good luck for this year! College is soo Fun & different! I wish I could see you guys again!
    I hope you had an outstanding holiday! <3 xx