4th March 1916:
I, Frank Hurly, have been part of the expedition on The Endurance but unfortunately, she got trapped and fell apart so we had to camp on the ice pack. We called it Patience Camp. The Endurance was our home for 365 days and now she’s gone. The camp was fun because Ernest Shackleton and Frank Worsly (the ship’s captain) danced with The Boss. We have been there for three months and a half. It was fun. I don’t want to leave because I’m sad.
We found a Leopard Seal with undigested fish in it thankfully and it was so much more food for the crew. Hussy was playing his banjo before we go sleep. We played football while I was taking photos of them play. We had a dog sledge race (I was obviously taking photos). We had a worse singing completion and Shackleton won hands down. Nevertheless, I was taking photos of the beautiful view of Antarctica.
The weather was torturous because the blizzards were terrible. I got no sleep because the storms were torturous winds and storm. Two people got frost bite so we had to amputate it ourselves. They didn’t get heart thankfully.
We took some of the ships wood for fire and to cook some food. Charles Green (the ships cook) his food was really lovely. We ate penguin blubber and seal blubber because it was so delicious food I could eat it for ever; it was so nice.
I enjoyed hunting for seals and penguins a lot so we hacked at the ice to worm in into water to drink. Feeding the dogs was so hard because they were so hipper and jumpy. They were in my face. I fighted one of the dogs took me down somehow.
Hopefully, we can go back home because I miss my home and my family. WE ARE DOOMED! I had so much fun at the camp like the best games in the world because it was brilliant. We read stories and sang sea shanties. My favourite thing to do night to except listen to the banjo that Hussey played. He is brilliant at it because he is a natural at the banjo.
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A film review of Skellig
The main Characters
Tim Roth played Skellig, Bill Milner was Michel and Skye Bennett played Mina. Michel has a baby sister called Grace.
I recommend it for 9- 14 years olds.
I would rate the film 4/5. This film rating is a PG.
It was written by David Almond.
About the story
Skellig is a man who waited in a garage to die and then Michel helped him to get stronger and stronger and also Mina helped Michel to help Skellig get stronger and stronger. Then Michael‘s sister went into hospital to have an operation on her heart so Michel went to Skellig to ask him to help his baby sister but he said “no I won’t help your baby sister”. Michel was so sad that Skellig wouldn’t’t help his baby sister.
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Empero Penguins by Mason
The version below has been edited with Mr W
Emperor Penguins by Mason
Emperor penguins are biggest of the seventeen species of penguins in the world.
Antarctica is the coldest continent in the world and has one of the coldest sea. Winds can blow up to 100 miles per hour, nevertheless it is also a home and a breeding ground to one of the biggest penguin species in the world.
Adult emperor penguins have beautiful yellow and orange on their face and neck. The have white plumage on their stomachs and black plumage on their backs, although juveniles have grey stomachs and backs and fluffy plumage. Adults reach up to 1.2 meters tall (a size of a six-seven year old child) and they can weigh up to 45kg.
These flightless birds use their wings as flippers to dive deep into the depths of the dark, blue, polar sea. They have adapted to the cold and icy environment of Antarctica by huddling together in colonies. Male emperors are able to last for up to 120 days without food while they incubate their eggs and care for their chicks.
Threats to survival/ predators
Leopard seals and giant petrels hunt emperor penguins. Leopard seals hunt emperors in the sea but they have a chance to escape because they can swim up to 4.7 miles per hour and are very agile in the water. Giant Petrels only eat juveniles because adult emperors are too large. Antarctic skuas will also attack juvenile penguins and will also eat penguin eggs. Orca Whales hunt juvenile and adults and sadly, many emperor penguins will not reach their first birthday.
Reproduction/ life cycle
To get to the breeding ground emperor penguins have to walk up to 80 kilometres. When they get there they have to find a mate. They will try to find the same mate as the previous year because they are monogamous. They breed in the Antarctic winter and sadly some eggs will freeze and the some unfortunate adults won’t get any juveniles that year.
There are approximately 600,000 emperors in the world today but because of global warming scientist thing that there numbers may reduce by 2100 AD.
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Our topic is Frozen so I made a presentation of Icebergs with Microsoft Word. If you want to see it press Masons iceberg presentation and it will take you to where you can see my presentation! Mason’s iceberg presentation