Blakeney’s Blog and Australia Trip 29th April
Hi there everyone,
it’s a bit of a miserable day today – not the lovely weather we’ve all become accustomed to. Monday was absolutely glorious, wasn’t it? After school, I went for a walk with Jasmine and Pogo – just five minutes from home and nobody else around; I can’t tell you how nice it was. The bluebells were out, the sun was streaming through the trees and the water in the lake was crystal clear:
Now, I know it’s not nice being stuck indoors so I thought I would take you on a virtual trip to the Australian outback! Later on in our Crime and Punishment topic, you will learn that, in the Victorian era, one of the punishments given to those found guilty of a crime was ‘transportation to Australia’. Many people were sent out to Australia to develop the new colony. At that time, the country was mostly just a rugged and forbidding landscape where Aboriginal tribes had lived harmoniously with the natural environment for thousands of years. It was not the sort of place that British convicts would have adapted to easily. As you take a tour around the parks, think about what it must have been like for them arriving for the first time – no towns, shops or hospitals. Are you ready for the trip? It’s on me so no need to send any money to school! Let’s go!!
Blakeney Trip to Western Australia’s Parks and Wildlife
First, we need to take a Qantas flight from Heathrow to Perth in Western Australia. Let’s go on the top deck! It’s a 17 hour flight so settle in for some great entertainment on your personal movie screen and enjoy some fantastic food served by Australia’s lovely smiling cabin crew!
Right, we are finally there! This is Perth and we will spend one day relaxing in the hotel and recovering from our jet lag. Enjoy kids!
It’s the next morning and our bus is waiting to take us all on our Outback Safari to see Australia’s parks and wildlife. Onboard everyone!
Wow! Look at that sky! I hope the bus driver watches out for the kangaroos.
Now, we’re almost there. The next part of our journey is going to involve some pretty rugged and bumpy terrain, so we need to leave the bus and head off in our 4×4 jeeps. Jump in everyone!
Finally, we are there! Cut and paste the link below and explore kids – you can choose from waterfalls, gorges and walking trails. It’s entirely up to you where you go – you have the freedom to decide. But don’t forget to report back to me about what you saw and what you thought about it all! (Send an email! ):