Task #5: A Journey

Task #5: A Journey

As with all these activities, you can do this alone, with your children or with friends/family online. Please use these activities in any way that is useful to you and if you need to change them to fit your needs, please do.

The Task  

Think of a journey that you have made on a regular basis. It might be the way you went to work/school, the route to someone’s house or a trip you make to a local shop regularly 

Step 1 

Break the journey down in to ten parts and write them up from your point of view.   

For example,  

  1. I step out of the door, close it behind me and then lock it. 
  2. Walk down the path towards the road.  
  3. Turn left and begin walking down the road  
  4. Etc 

Step 2 

Can you add any more detail? Things that are more personal to you?  

  1. I step out of the door and slam it behind me – I have to slam it because it’s an old door and is getting a bit dodgy – I then lock the door by pulling it slightly towards me as I turn the key. 
  2. I immediately bang into our bins on my way down the path. The bin men have returned them to a different place to where I keep them.   
  3. I decide to turn left rather than right.  
  4. Etc  

 

Step 3  

Can you add a voice, feelings, opinions or emotions to the writing?  

  1. I step out of the door and slam it behind me – I have to slam it because it’s an old door and its’ getting a bit dodgy – I then lock the door by pulling it slightly towards me as I turn the key. I definitely need a new front door!  
  2. Arrgghh! I immediately bang into our bins on my way down the path. The bin men have returned them in an unhelpful place.   
  3. I decide to turn left rather than right because it’s the more scenic route.  
  4. Etc

Step 4  

This list of a trip could be the starting point of a speech performed by one character. 

  • Imagine this route/trip is no longer yours but belongs to a character. 
  • Imagine this character is on their way to do something they don’t want to do and that every part of the journey is taking them closer to it. 
  • Who are they?
  • Where are they going?
  • Why don’t they want to do it?  

 

Write it up as a speech and share with us or your friends and family.