Weekly Competition #11

23 November 2018

WINNERS ANNOUNCED:
balanced_singer and optimistic_moon

This was a really fun week for creative entries. There was a huge variety of different ideas and some truly unique storytelling. Thanks for the time and effort that went into them, we thought they were fantastic! Our secondary school winner was the first to mention a fishing net, a perfectly practical and very valuable item, nicely told. Our primary school winner kept things simple with fresh water, but did so vividly; we were thirsty just reading it! Well done everybody!

You can read the winning entries in the orange boxes below.

WEEKLY COMPETITION #11

This week, we’d like you to imagine that you’re shipwrecked on a desert island.

What’s the most valuable item that could wash up on the shore?

You might want to think twice about the word 'valuable' in this question! We’d like to see creative ideas in your entry; perhaps you would like to write as if you're on the island and have just found the item? Although storytelling is important here, we really want you to be telling the story of WHY that item is valuable...so get thinking!

Good luck! Winners will be announced on Friday.

Comments (267)

  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg wonderful_argument | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    On this dusty dry island is nothing but sand endless sand but all of a sudden I trip over this glass bottle and now I’ve found a map 🗺 with a destination of treasure

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg considerate_grasshopper | New Horizons Children's Academy
      wonderful_argument's comment 18 Nov 2018

      Yes, but how would it actually help you get out of the shore? Because if you find treasure, such as money or diamonds, that won't help you exit the desert island.

    2. Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_musician | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
      wonderful_argument's comment 21 Nov 2018

      I don't think that would be very useful because treasure won't keep you alive on the island and I don't think that will be the most important thing to worry about.

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg selfreliant_blackberry | Notley Green Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    well personly i thinkthe most vALUABLE ITEM that could wash up on the shore is money in a bottle ithought of this because we are learning about the financil crisis

    1. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy
      selfreliant_blackberry's comment 16 Nov 2018

      Money would be a useful thing to have if you had somewhere to spend it. If there were a few shops around you could easily buy all the things you would need to survive.

      1. Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg polite_independence | Millbank Academy
        balanced_singer's comment 16 Nov 2018

        If it is deserted there wont be any people selling things. Remember it is deserted (nobody lives there).

        1. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy
          polite_independence's comment 16 Nov 2018

          Polite independence ,
          that was my reply to someone else's comment .
          It wasn't my entry.

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg motivated_writer | Notley Green Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    money or old things from a long time ago. I think this because all old things from along time ago has to be good

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg loyal_meteor | Weston Favell Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    I think that if I was stuck on a desert island I would want a few coconut tree seeds to wash a shore. This could count as a valuable because I could plant them and if I ever got hungry or thirsty I could get some vines, make a rope, clime the tree and get some coconuts and eat or drink the inside.

    1. balloon.png Claire @ the BNC
      loyal_meteor's comment 16 Nov 2018

      I have given this comment a star for your great reasoning! You have thought about what would be most useful to help you survive on the desert island, as by planting the coconut seeds to grow a coconut tree, you'd have access to food and drink when it was fully grown. Great forward-thinking!

    2. St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg chatty_temperature | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
      loyal_meteor's comment 21 Nov 2018

      Like the way you have explained why.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg healthy_moment | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    maybe a really old pirate map in a bottle

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      healthy_moment's comment 19 Nov 2018

      Why would you want an old pirate map? It won’t help you and if you’re trying to go home it won’t help!!!

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg eager_earth | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    maybe a sharks tooth

    1. St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg healthy_moment | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
      eager_earth's comment 16 Nov 2018

      that mite be washed up on the beach that is really good

    2. Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg polite_independence | Millbank Academy
      eager_earth's comment 16 Nov 2018

      How will a sharks tooth be helpful or are you taking the mic.

      1. Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg attentive_perspective | Millbank Academy
        polite_independence's comment 16 Nov 2018

        Yes but maybe it could unlock something ?

        1. Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg polite_independence | Millbank Academy
          attentive_perspective's comment 22 Nov 2018

          rather than it opening up to something, it directly has a chemical reaction with the biochemistry. thus meaning that the lithium hydroxide will then diffuse towards the multitudes of the electric current. according to Peter Heimelstone, "one must understand the voltage to become one with the chemical powers which physically combine through the power of science and maths".

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg engaging_region | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    i wake up and feel like going to the beach for no particular reason.I arrive at the beach and I stand on the sand and the sand feels like a wooden chest then i realise it is a real CHEST. I sprint home in search of a shovel.I grabbed my shovel and ran to the beach.Hoping for the best I opened the chest and boom I see a skeleton from 7,000 years ago

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg candid_goat | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    through the golden sands deep in the sky above, i was walking around the beach and was collecting seashells with my friends and suddenly out of the blue washed up on the sand was a pearl and a gold coin from deep under the sea. I think this because pearls are found in clams and they are found in the sea so it happens .I believe that you can find a gold coin because someone could have dropped somthing or it could be one of the lost treasures of pirates.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg best_nation | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    the best thing you could find is a pearl a pearl because you could sell it and help people in need.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg prodigious_memory | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    I was strolling across the dusty cold sand at midnight in search for my lost dog when all of a sudden out of the blue salty waters a mysterious sparkle shone bright . Curiously, I ran over to find out that the shimmering glow was actually a magical dimond .

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg intelligent_conversation | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    shore Treasure !!!!!!! I was on my way to the beach and i saw somthing glinting in the white Hawiian sand from were i was standing ...it looked liked gold! i ran down picked it up and it was bangal 24 carrat gold !i looked around the floor in search of some more . Though i wasn,t goanna push my luck i didnt find any more ...but next time i am definetly bringing my gold detector to the beach

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg sensitive_pigeon | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    The most valuable item that could wash up on shore would be a treasure chest with gems and jewels that were stolen by pirates. Lying on my sunbed on a deserted,secret beach,when i here a woosh and a bang. It was a gleaming golden TREASURE CHEST that wasn't as glamorous as it probably used to be, since it had seaweed all over it.I cleaned it off and saw that there were words written on it. "This treasure is the possession of the man who once tried to stop the world being destroyed by plastic. Ever since then i have taken up the mission of stopping plastic.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg prodigious_memory | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    i think this because some things may have come from treasure chests at the bottom of the ocean.

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      prodigious_memory's comment 19 Nov 2018

      Why would you want treasure? Are you going to use it to get back home or something?

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg original_river | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    Through a dark cave, seeing a spot of light i saw a beach with an ocean blue river. Walking on that beach as i saw a metal detector, A torist must have been here i took the metal dectecor i took it and heard an instant beep gold yes gold was beating in my head. I dug ,dug ,dug until i saw a shiny red ruby.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg sensitive_swan | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    As I was walking through the golden sand,I looked on the sand and saw sea shells.Washing up on the sand was a a glass bottle.Inside it was a letter from.......

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg outspoken_ferret | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    I was on the mistecol island lookeng at the purly shels wen somthing blue came swiming up to me it was a biue dimend

    1. Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg attentive_perspective | Millbank Academy
      outspoken_ferret's comment 19 Nov 2018

      How would a blue diamond help you?

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg willing_ostrich | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    In my opinion a bottle full of money would be great but I think that a small raft and some coconut seeds would be enough for me because with coconut seeds I would be able to grow them and eat and drink them.
    Then I could take my raft and sail away.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      willing_ostrich's comment 16 Nov 2018

      Excellent open-mindedness!

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg reflective_dinosaur | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    i just got washed on a desert island and i have got no food or water . i was just walking around exploring the island and i tripped over something . it was a message in the bottle and it said , there is treasure hidden within the island ,i could not wait to find it!

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg digital_quince | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    Well, if you think about it, you're stuck on an island with no help, no phone, no food, no water, no everyday essentials and no home, then i would wish for my bottle to contain a phone, this could count as a call for help

    1. Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg adventurous_painting | Ravenscroft Primary School
      digital_quince's comment 19 Nov 2018

      If the island was deserted, would there be Wi-Fi to call someone?

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg frank_cricket | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    i think if i was stuck on an island by the sea and something washed up by the sea it would be a clam with a purl inside i would sell it to bye a new house and shere the rest of it with my mum becuse we are scint

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg good_moth | New Horizons Children's Academy
      frank_cricket's comment 19 Nov 2018

      Your comment does not make sense,to help you in the future please re-read your comment before posting it and I would also advise you to do your comment and then post.I’am not here to criticise but to help

    2. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      frank_cricket's comment 20 Nov 2018

      Do you have a laptop with you or something to buy the house ... no!!!!

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg dynamic_raspberry | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    DAY 145
    The day I finally found a way to escape this island ,this was the day when I escaped this island.
    Suddenly, in dead of night I heard a sloshing like something was floating in the water it was a safe jacket it was important like a life to me i put it on and escaped.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg efficient_durian | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School B
    16 Nov 2018

    I went to sleep one night and a unfamiliar dream poped up in my head it was when it was a sunny mysterious day and only i was on the beach i strolled past and immediately i heard a torrent of wind and trembled past was a clam i desided to open it as my family loves sea food .Howerver without me knowing there was a pile of shiny gold i desided o donate this to some poor people.

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    16 Nov 2018

    There are some odd suggestions here! Why would gold, diamonds or treasure be valuable if you're marooned on a desert island? They might be useful at home BUT if you're alone, there's no one else there and you have no hope of getting home...what good would it be? Maybe start to think about some practical island materials!

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg faithful_sealion | Noel Park Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    I think that if I was stuck on a island i think the best thing to be washed up on shore would be melon seeds because then you can eat them and not starve!

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      faithful_sealion's comment 16 Nov 2018

      I'm curious... do you think melons would provide enough nutrients?

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg champion_duck | Noel Park Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    I was strolling across the dusty cold sand at midnight in search for my lost dog when all of a sudden out of the blue salty waters a mysterious sparkle shone bright . Curiously, I ran over to find out that the shimmering glow was actually a magical dimond .

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg quickwitted_pie | Noel Park Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    in my opinion money would be great but there is no use of money while being marooned on an island. However some food e.g. : seeds, apple, pineapple, orange, coconut and pear. Also it would be helpful if I could receive string because I could use the broken branches scattered along the floor and build a raft using that material. I could also get extra branches from the floor and use them as canoeing sticks then canoe my way over to civilization.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg noble_crab | Michael Faraday School
    16 Nov 2018

    I am on this island ,how did I get here?,all alone, cold and ravenous.It is dark and the moon is shining and reflecting on the shore.I can't see much, but I feel a heavy thing hit my foot as I stand in the wet water.I pick it up,what is it?I'll wait until dawn when the sun is out and discover what it is.3 hours later I realise what it is, a book, all covered in soggy seaweed .I read that book,full of meaning and the story just enchants me about a girl that's stranded on an island.Just like me!She builds a raft out of things she finds and uses sticks as oars and finds her way home.That book gave me an idea,I'll do the same thing as the girl!I found some bits of a wood that had fallen of a tree,some leaves for the padding and some long sticks as well from that same branch.It took a while to build but eventually it was ready,I tried it out and it worked I was ready for the journey.I took that book with me and found my way home and from that day I still have that book,I read it every night,every time bringing memories back of that special night.
    Thank you for reading my comment ,I think a single book is the most valuable thing you could find washed up on the shore.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      noble_crab's comment 16 Nov 2018

      Fantastic storytelling and a useful item indeed. Well done!

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_wolverine | Noel Park Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    If I was stuck on a deserted island, I believe that the most valuable thing that can wash up on the shore is company.

    Although it is really vital to have food and water to survive, I think that company is the most valuable thing to have. I think this because you can find food and water on the island because there will always be fruit such as: coconuts and bananas. Furthermore, if I was stranded on a deserted island, I will definitely feel lonely and possibly even frightened. I would feel better if someone was with me and I will definitely feel safer. Also, if I had company, we could talk together and find a solution to get off the island.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg marvellous_tree | Noel Park Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    I personally think that if you're on a desert the most valuable thing that could wash up is coconuts because when you think of it the only thing thats usually there are coconuts so thats really key

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_musician | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    I would want a knife to wash up because I think it could be very useful. This is because I can use a knife to cut branches from trees which I could use to build shelter and eventually a raft. This could provide me with a way home. Although in the meantime I will need some food. With a knife I could easily hunt or cut food from trees. I would also need warmth to help my survive the night. Most knives are made of metal so i could use it to reflect the sun off of the blade and onto some wood and make a fire. Finally I will need protection from predators like tigers and snakes where I could use the knife to defend myself.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      benevolent_musician's comment 16 Nov 2018

      Ingenious thinking - well done for thinking open-mindedly about the knife and its uses.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_jambul | Noel Park Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    In conclusion, the best thing that could wash up on shore is water if you are in a desert it is bound to be burning hot so if you have water you can stay hydrated which helps with survival and you can stay on the island and stay alive.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg trusting_politics | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    What exactly is the definition of valuable to me?
    Valuable to me means two things. Firstly closest for example at first I was going to bring my whole family because they mean the most to me. My family is my whole life and if I did not have them then I would not know what I would do.
    The other item that I would bring would be a farm full of animals. I would set the whole farm up so that the pairs of animals would mate and then I would have a decent food supply.

    Overall I think that the decision would be between my family and my surval. I think that I would choose my survival because if my family where there then they might not survive and I would never want that.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      trusting_politics's comment 16 Nov 2018

      That's a great answer, but the competition asks about what would be the most valuable thing to wash up on the shore, rather than something you choose to take along with you. Can you have a rethink about the item that would be valuable if it drifted over to you?

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg capable_sea | Noel Park Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    i think i would want some coconuts seeds that are in a bottle to wash up on shore because then i could plant a coconut tree so whenever i'm thirsty or hungry then i could just get some coconuts and eat it or drink it.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_seagull | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    I would want a satellite phone to wash up so that I could contact help from local countries
    so that they could help me with getting rescued and supplying survival tips.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_musician | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    I would want a coconut to wash up on shore. This is because cocunts are actually seeds which means if you plant one, a tree will grow. Coconuts are very useful because they contain coconut oil and coconut oil has many many different uses. It can actually protect your skin from the sun because it blocks around 20% of the sun's rays. which will help prevent sun burn which is a big problem that you may face on a desert island. Also, did you know, coconut oil can also be used as toothpaste? This would be a very big help because toothache can cause headaches, very bad pains and swollen gums which would be very bad on a desert island.

    Also, you could eat the coconut, drink and drink it's milk. Not to mention that you could use the wood from the tree for fires, shelter and a raft to get you home.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      benevolent_musician's comment 16 Nov 2018

      Nice creative thinking! Great reasoning shown.

    2. Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg busy_song | Michael Faraday School
      benevolent_musician's comment 19 Nov 2018

      Being sceptical about your comment, I believe that coconuts take a long period of time (6-10 years for the first fruit production and 15-20 years for its peak production) in order for it to turn into another palm tree; to produce more coconuts. Talking about this, since the desert island has no fertile soil, it will take even longer for the next palm trees to produce fruit. As well as coconuts, what other valuable item will you survive the next 6-10 years of your life when they are still growing?

      I also believe that if you had a coconut, you can drink coconut water and eat the coconut. However, after that, you cannot reproduce it but even if you plant it, you would have to wait for 6-10 years until it reproduces fruit. In both ways of using the coconut, you would not survive in the desert island and you would not be able to eat.

      My links:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg polite_independence | Millbank Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    I think a torch is a useful thig to have because if you have a torch you can shine the SOS signal at a helicopter or plane
    imagine if the place is dangerous.
    I it also might be deserted.

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg polite_independence | Millbank Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    I meant thing

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_singer | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    The desert island

    Last week you won't believe what happend.I was on a desert island . It was a miracle to be alive ; however , I had no supplies. All my matches were wet from the ship wreck. With no way to stay alive , I was doomed. Only the moon and stars were there to give me company.
    The next morning I woke up on my bed of leaves. I ran towards the shore hoping to see someone who came to save me. Not a single ship in sight . I hung my head with disappointment. And then I saw it some thing that would help me survive. It was a FISHING NET !
    The next few days I managed to survive using my trusty fishing net. I used it to catch some fish , and cooked them on a large rock burning in the sun.
    Two more days had passed and I was beginning to get fed up with fish.
    A helicopter. A helicopter was in the sky! I began to madly wave my hands in the air . They didn't see me . I was beginning to loose hope but I remembered the net.
    As well as a great for catching fish they are also very good hamoks.
    Another day had passed.
    Suddenly in the distance I saw a ship. It was coming towards the island . I was saved and back home I went . This just goes to show that fishing nets are very very useful.

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg polite_independence | Millbank Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    A water proof phone with data. This is because it has a torch and I can call someone and the SOS signal will be useful

    1. St-Josephs-Northfleet-logo-250x250.jpg crafty_panda_bear | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet
      polite_independence's comment 20 Nov 2018

      But if there is no service you can't do anything with the phone it will just be there for nothing

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg inventive_bat | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    I think rocks would be a good thing. I think this because if you have rocks you could spell out SOS. This could be a good idea because if there is a helicopter flying over deserted islands they would know that someone has been there as it sais SOS. I also think this could be a good idea because if you had flint you could start a fire for warmth throughout the night. It would probably be dangerous without rocks because you may die from coldness from where it is.
    For example- Janny is on an island. All there is, is rocks and flint. She made a fire with the rocks and also an SOS sign. A few hours later, a helicopter comes and finds her. It takes her back to the nearest land with a hospital and lots of food
    Inspiration from polite_independence (Thank you)

    1. Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg dependable_eagle | Faringdon Community College
      inventive_bat's comment 20 Nov 2018

      I think that you could actually NOT think of rocks because there would be plenty of rocks there anyway so you could think of so,thing like fruits and coconuts in general

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_conclusion | Weston Favell Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    If I were to be stranded on a desert island, then I would want a machete. I would want this because it would be useful to build a shelter as you could use it to cut branches from trees. Also, you could use the machete to tap water from a tree with a water source. In addition, the machete would be useful to start a fire. You could use it to shape one piece of wood to fit into another and make a fire. Also, you could use the machete to cut through the jungle. Also, the knife would be beneficial to fish as you could tie a branch to it. Or you could use it to kill a land animal by stabbing it ( if you are a carnivore)."Of all the kit’s little pieces, which two or three items are most crucial in real-world survival situations?
    Actually snare wire would be in there. Along with the knife." This is an interview with Bear Grylls which shows that a world famous survivalist thinks a machete is valuable.
    Information found at https://gearjunkie.com/gear-junkie-bear-grylls-interview.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg shy_context | Michael Faraday School
    16 Nov 2018

    Personally if I was on a deserted island the thing I would most want to wash up is a box ,a box that supplies me with comfort, food and a drink.
    I would need the comfort because if I wasn't able to find away home ,then I wouldn't want to be sitting there by my self. Even just something little, like a bird, anything that wouldn't make me fell deserted, isolated, alone .
    Also I would really need the food because other wise I could have a really big accident and that can happen through hunger and humans can only go 3 weeks but still that might seem a lot but you can become very hungry.When I say food I don't mean chicken and chips in mean things like coconuts .They can supply me with everything food a drink and comfort. The food I would need is a simple pack which includes bananas, coconuts, birds and fish and that is very simple.
    Then last but not least water. Here I would need just a lot of water because the human body can only last 4-5 days without drinking an water and those who are professionals that have trained them self to go many days without water. If you didn't then you would only last 3 days without water.Without water for this long can lead to dizziness and illusions hoping it is water but it is only your wishes.
    That is what I would need on a deserted island

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_musician | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    I think a sat phone would be really useful. What is it? A sat phone is a type of phone that can call from anywhere in the world, as long as it has a direct line of connection to a satellite. This means that I don't need to rely on cell masts and wifi, neither of which will be on a desert island. With a sat phone, I could call for help so people could come and rescue me. Also, they are worth a lot of money so when I got home I could sell it. This way I would survive and earn some money. With the money, I would set up a charity to help prevent others losing their lives to being stranded on islands. The charity could provide money for building things like satphones and survival kits.

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg polite_independence | Millbank Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    I would want friends to come for you dont know what these friends will have. They might have a helicopter. They might have a boat and with this me and the friend can come to safety.

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg polite_independence | Millbank Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    or maybe an electronic microchip which i could reprogram to follow certain algorithms which interconnect with subcellular structures thus meaning that the biometric force would bind with metaconstitutional galactic powers. obviously, the hydrochloric acid would then link to Peter Heimlestone's relative theory of pyrochemical formulas.

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg attentive_perspective | Millbank Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    I think the best thing that could wash up on the shore would be another person because they could help you and give you motivation.

  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg wondrous_shark | Streatham Wells Primary School A
    16 Nov 2018

    I think I would want a raft handbook and some wood. I would use some of my clothes as a sail and I could sail away,

    On the other hand, if I couldn’t escape, I would want a few seeds (of something like melon or coconut), something to help make the water drinkable (like some medicine) and a bottle. I would grow the seeds to get myself food. Then, because salt water isn’t safe to drink, I would use the bottle and fill it up then put some of the medicine in and let it purify into drinkable water.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg content_lemon | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    So. I'm stuck on a desert island, and I'm thinking about what I should be hoping to wash up on the shore. Would it be a bottle of money💰? No, that wouldn't help me would it? It's not like there are any shops around! ( I WISH there was, but sadly no) Ummm... Maybe a bottle of purified water, but then again we do ALREADY have watee, salty or not. Maybe some coconut seeds, or any other type of seeds as I could just grow coconuts and eat and drink for a long time! I could also use some bits of wood, so that I could make a fire and shelter and eventually a raft so I could float off. Maybe also a torch so I could send SOS signals to passers by! But then again if it was floating in the water, the batteries will not work... Instead I could use some of the left over wood to draw a the letters SOS in the sand..
    That was my opinion! Thx for reading my comment!

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg champion_duck | Noel Park Primary School
    16 Nov 2018

    If i was marooned, on an island alone... I would only think of food for a long time. If I could get a phone in a wrapper I'll be alright. I would then open it up and see if it could work properly I would be 100% FINE! All I would do is try to find any accessible service I'll try any emergency service (Police,Ambulance) to call them to to come and rescue me.

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg humorous_solution | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    Sprawled on the silky sand, the crystal clear pools of water brushed against me. Dancing in the sunlight, a plethora of trees fanned me, a few leaves falling off the branches, caressing my feet. Just then, I was abruptly startled when I felt something else. Mesmerised, I stared at the gleaming box that sat before me.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg resilient_accordion | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    Aimless. Hopeless. Desperate. I was foolishly wondering around the uninhabited island hoping for someone,anyone to come a rescue me from this unusual and lonely island. Time escaped my mind and slowed as I was hesitantly walked around seeking a glimpse of hope. My practicality wasn’t good in serious situations but now... now I was absolutely clueless on what to do. I was hoping to find something value along my stroll but all I seemed to do was be circulating the island in loops. Cautiously, I sat down ensuring I didn’t sit on some unknown substance.
    After 30 minutes of staring emotionlessly into the calm, clear waves. Then, something happened. My eyes widen. My heart stopped. I sprung up trying to reach this clear opportunity. Hope. Positivity. They washed through me as my eyes ventured onto it.
    I grasped it like a barbaric animal and realised I stood a fighting chance. It was a knife. A sharp. Slightly damaged. Knife. With this I could kill animals (food) carve wood or cut it and cut the strongly attached branches and leave for shelter!
    Overjoyed, excited, revived I knew that I could live longer or maybe to a good age until someone finds me. Hopefully soon!!

  • Ormiston-Park-logo-250x250.jpg victorious_turtle | Ormiston Park Academy
    16 Nov 2018

    If i were stranded on a desert island the first thing that i would want to come to me in a bottle is food because it doesn't specify how long you are going to be on the island for. I i were on an island for 3 days and dint have any food but had a torch then i probably would not have the energy to use it . Although you might need specific equipment to use to survive, i think that keeping well energised and healthy is more important than equipment.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg extraordinary_thought | Michael Faraday School
    16 Nov 2018

    I woke up startled. I couldn't remember why, when or how I got here. I looked at my surroundings. All around me there was sand, seaweed, sand and more sand. I searched for thing I'd need all over the island but it was use luss I couldn't find anything. Suddenly, an idea flew into my mind. Kale! Luckily I pay attention when it comes to gardening so I looked for some kale. Thank god for my teachers! Kale is packed with vitamins A and calcium and it also can keep you full for a good amount of time. I ate my dinner ( leaves of kale) and started making my place to sleep . Next thing in the morning I will start planting more kale. ( I didn't think of building a raft because I don't have any thing to tell me the weather and I the seas are rough it would be hard to survive).

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_panda_bear | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    17 Nov 2018

    If I were on a desert item (I'm not thinking practical wise) I would hope it would be a watermelon because you can eat it, it stops you feeling thirsty and you can plant the seeds to get more. The shell you can use for things like sun hats and a bucket to water the seeds. I could open the shell with a sharp rock and I might be able to survive if I were lucky enough to find one. The outside of the watermelon I could also use to attract attention.

  • St-Josephs-Northfleet-logo-250x250.jpg energetic_conversation | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet
    17 Nov 2018

    Really, I should still be trapped on that dessert island instead of holding a mug of hot-chocolate! With my luck I’m flabbergasted that I’m even alive as it has been three days since I’d been stranded on that island…
    I’d been on that island for two days before I was lucky enough to escape, I’d still be there if it wasn’t for something that washed up onto the island. I was starving and I was pretty bummed out that it wasn’t food. If I hadn’t recognised the object soon enough it would be at the bottom of Davy Jones’ Locker by now! I started rejoicing as the object was a flare! Flares are objects which ships send up into the sky as an SOS signal. I’d seen to ships at a distance the first day I’d been stranded but I had no way of catching their attention-now I did!
    I saw a ship later that evening and sent up the flare, now here I am! That flare was very valuable as it would have been a better signal than a fire as it was a lot bigger and louder. It was BETTER than food because food would run out eventually and I’d starve. It would be better than a torch which would only really be useful at night and you’re then less likely to see ships.

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg selfreliant_blackberry | Notley Green Primary School
    17 Nov 2018

    I went to seep one night when it was really dark around 11 o clock at night then woke up around 6am and had my favourite thing for breakfast walked over to the shore of the island in Hawaii and there ten centimetres away from my feet was a bottle not just a coke bottle not a plastic bottle but a glass bottle it wasn't empty it had a piece of paper in it and had a map written on it so I followed it and it lead me to a cave and I found a chest so I opened the chest and there was thousand of coins(gold cons)

    1. St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg grateful_sheep | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
      selfreliant_blackberry's comment 17 Nov 2018

      This is a good idea but if you were on a stranded island what would you do with the coins.

  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_tangerine | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    17 Nov 2018

    The best thing to wash up on the shore would be a knife some rope a compass a few large leaves and cress seeds . I would use dress seeds to grow cress because a coconut tree probably takes a few years to grow completely and you don't know if it is the right temperature for coconuts , cress grows in days and can be stored any were . The leaves can be used for shelter for you and the cress , use the knife to peel some bark of a tree and a fire can be made if the rope is rubbed against it . The water from the shore can be used for extinguishing the fire . A compass if some one rescuse you you can use it to guide yourself home .

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg shy_context | Michael Faraday School
    17 Nov 2018

    Also in the box I would need 5 long pieces of wood so I can make a raft and try to get home. I could use the rope to make sure they stay in a line that I cod sit in and a another piece to paddle with.

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg attentive_perspective | Millbank Academy
    17 Nov 2018

    Maybe but a boat would be more useful, or a jet ski?

    1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg sympathetic_olive | Boutcher C of E Primary School
      attentive_perspective's comment 18 Nov 2018

      would it be fancy or not wouldn't you need food or water and some family?

      1. Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg attentive_perspective | Millbank Academy
        sympathetic_olive's comment 19 Nov 2018

        They could motivate you and instead of finding it a traumatic experience you could try and enjoy yourself.

    2. Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_road | Crampton Primary School
      attentive_perspective's comment 18 Nov 2018

      Despite being useful, a jet ski or a boat would be lucky to cross the Atlantic ocean.

    3. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg harmonious_seahorse | New Horizons Children's Academy
      attentive_perspective's comment 19 Nov 2018

      Yes that would be helpful but what would you eat if you were in your boat in the ocean far away from your home. This will mean that you will be hungry and will die of starvation. The boat is a good idea but I think food would be a nescesity.

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg attentive_perspective | Millbank Academy
    17 Nov 2018

    Another person might have something useful like a boat or a plane but they might not.

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg attentive_perspective | Millbank Academy
    17 Nov 2018

    Or just a person to be your friend.

  • St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg grateful_sheep | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
    17 Nov 2018

    If I was stranded on a desert island and one thing could wash up on it then I would like it to be some coconut seeds. The reason I would like these is because I could plant the seeds and eat the coconut and drink the milk . Also with the rest of the tree I could build a raft out of the wood and the leaves could be a small sail so I could steer it, and with luck I would be able to get home.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg hilarious_solution | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    17 Nov 2018

    I think it would be pretty cool if Menkaure`s (Egyptian) tomb that was lost at sea in the 1830`s washed up as there would be some pretty cool things in there.

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg optimistic_moon | Notley Green Primary School
    17 Nov 2018

    As the sun crept over the horizon, I absorbed the warmth like a lizard on a rock as I lay there thinking of the previous night. That endless night lay there not a sight of sleep seemed there. By then, it was pitch black and I was paralysed with fear, unmoving like a statue. Rustling in the distance moved closer and closer until finally disappeared as a result my eyes were blood shot by the morning. Reluctantly, I dragged myself to my feet, they were heavy like lead and hesitantly I greeted the horizon.
    Now the sun had risen, I surveyed my exotic surroundings. A vast expanse of sand covered the island and the sky was a vivid blue, not a cloud seemed in sight. Suddenly, stark reality hit me like a bus; no clouds no water. My heart was beating painfully fast now, banging against my ribs forcing them to rattle. This is not how I imagined I’d end my days. They say you can only last 3 days without water but in this heat it could be sooner. I began to wander around aimlessly praying that maybe somewhere in this desolate paradise water could be lurking. Is this even possible? Finally, my eyes came across a cluster of trees just upon the horizon. Where there is greenery there must be water. Immediately, my pace quickened anticipating at the thought of water.
    Soon, I found myself at the edge of the greenery, I crossed my fingers so tight that they began to cramp. I pushed through the shrubs my eyes peeled for any sign of water. Staggering around, I could hear the rushing of water rippling over the pebbles. My heart was overflowing with joy as I sunk to my knees lapping the water into my mouth. Before my mouth was parched but now was moist as the water trickled down my throat.
    I could SURVIVE!

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg victorious_snow | Elaine Primary School
    17 Nov 2018

    It is dark. The only colour that is soaking my eyes right now is black.So I guess it is time to recognise that it's night. OUCH! Something made my skin upset.Now I'm bleeding. Oh I remember now, my ship got wrecked and the faint carried my memories away for few moments.When light arrives, I'll check what made my skin upset.

    It's the morning, am I carrying something heavy? , I can't move an inch.
    OH MY GOD! it's a huge wooden piece and what's this? a fiddly object my hand noticed.

    Wait a minute, I can make these items useful.This wooden piece will help me build boat with a little help from my wrecked ship.After hours, I am done but how am I going to find my way back home.I need to think quickly before something happens to my boat and I am really hungry as well.Oh wait where's the fiddly thing? It felt like a compass mmm. It's here!
    Lets find my way now.
    bye.

    My valuable items are:
    the wooden piece- to build a boat
    the compass-to go back home

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      victorious_snow's comment 19 Nov 2018

      Great storytelling!

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg extraordinary_horse | British Council School, Madrid
    17 Nov 2018

    If I was in an uninhabited, desolated island and a valuable thing would come to shore it would be a boat. With that boat I would get out of the sandy island and in the boat there would be some undiscovered amazing things and a lot of money.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg modest_boysenberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    17 Nov 2018

    Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. I managed to survive on the island. I ate coconuts from the trees. I knew which wild plants were poisonous. I knew to steer clear from wild animals. I caught fish. But all of those things helped me to exist not to live. My life seemed to drag on until one humid afternoon
    . I was on my way to the sea. I walked through the sand, the never-ending sand. I was going fishing as always. I never ate any wild animals. I saw in the distance something lying on the sand close to the shore. Not something, but someone. Not even someone, but six people. I closed the gap between me and them. The people looked familiar.
    I remembered the day that I had fallen off the ship. Many other people had too. But the only people I remembered were me and my family. My family had disappeared under the water, I had been washed ashore.
    I looked closer at the people before me and it dawned on me. They were my family! As soon as the joy started it dissolved into sadness because I was sure they must have been dead by now. But NO it was a miracle. One by one they opened their eyes and saw me. They jumped for joy and hugged me. They smelled of the sea and fish, but I did not care. We were together again!
    From that day onwards, we never stopped being happy, We laughed and cried together, the cries were cries of joy. We continued to do the things that always seemed to be so boring for me. Now they seemed exciting and adventurous. I knew that was because I was not alone anymore.
    We were a family again and that was the most valuable thing that I could ever have.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      modest_boysenberry's comment 19 Nov 2018

      Great storytelling!

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg cheerful_leaves | Michael Faraday School
    17 Nov 2018

    Long, long ago on a deserted island an ancient bottle washed up on the shore. What was it? Where did it come from? How did it get there? As I waited until enough trust filled my head I grabbed it and inside that bottle was something no one would have ever guessed and that was...


    LOVE!

    I thought really hard as to why love in my opinion was and still is so valuable I thought this because imagine yourself stuck on a deserted island no life on that island nothing except you the sand and the clashes of the waves wouldn't you want someone to love or care for you at least.


    Without love - there's no hope
    Without love - no one would be here
    Without love - would the BNC really even exist?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg introspective_bilberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    17 Nov 2018

    It was a pitch-black night and I was alone. Alone on an island shore, waves lapping my feet. I was abandoned, isolated and an air of melancholy surrounded me. I had no hope of getting away from the fear lingering around this island- at least none for getting away alive. A howl in the distance immediately brought me back to my senses; knocking away any of the drowsiness that I had left inside of me. It reminded me of how lucky I was to still be alive. The wild animals had not yet found me and death had not yet claimed me as its own.

    All of a sudden, I felt a soft edge brush against my foot. It was a photo! A photo that had fallen out of my pocket years ago, when I was standing on the side of a yacht with my friends. A photo that had been taken when I was 12. Me and my friends having the time of our lives, thinking that nothing in the world could change our happiness… but of course we were wrong. I mean look at me now- a helpless girl standing on the shore of a beach, wanting to reach the safety of home, yet fearing she will never reach it.

    The photo let of a spark in my head; it gave me the courage I needed to carry on going, the courage I needed to fight for my life and the hope that I would eventually see my family and friends again. I would wait until day and immediately gather the materials I needed in order to make a raft, to get me back to the sanctuary of home and away from the threats of this island.

    After all, sometimes all you need is a little hope and courage to get you back on your feet...

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
      introspective_bilberry's comment 19 Nov 2018

      Great storytelling!

  • Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg genius_hummingbird | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
    17 Nov 2018

    I would have a water filter wash up on the shore because i could filter the urine and drink it with out danger. Probably. If else i would have a basket of food for me to eat because you can last up to 3 weeks with just food. Or a fishing rod and a lighter. I could use the fishing rod to catch fish and the lighter for light and to start a fire.

  • RockcliffeManor-logo-250x250.jpg tranquil_quince | Rockliffe Manor Primary School
    17 Nov 2018

    If i was stuck on an island i would have an apple you might wonder why.
    The reason is if you had an apple you would eat it obviously but in that apple you would seeds inside so with those seed you could plant it and lost of apple trees so that is my reason

  • St-Josephs-Northfleet-logo-250x250.jpg proactive_raspberry | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet
    17 Nov 2018

    Thinking of being on an island i would want a some coconuts to wash up on shore becasue we're being realistic so its not like Sushi or fied chicken would how up on an island so talking in the sense of being stranded on an island i would want some coconuts to wash up on shore becasue you can use it for many things for example : coconut water or just it it in pieces. Inkow it won't get me of the island but it will make me survive on the island.

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg fair_analysis | Notley Green Primary School
    18 Nov 2018

    What I would like to wash up is something that will cost a lot; like a diamond or a emerald or a expensive watch. If I got something like that I would sell it and since it is expensive I will get about 200,000. That money could go to buying another ship.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg sympathetic_olive | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    18 Nov 2018

    The most valuable things in life aren't all about money and sweets and electronics. they could be something like a little stone or a shell or a teddy. ✨things that you believe are to give you good luck. 👍.the thing i would like most is my lucky stone and my family💕 because they would guide me a long the way and we are stronger together. I know that most people hate facing things alone so i would definitely choose my faith andtrust and i would choose a boat that didn't have to be amazing. i would also choose some food and water. we could still havefun like go exploring without lots of gadgets.

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg considerate_grasshopper | New Horizons Children's Academy
      sympathetic_olive's comment 19 Nov 2018

      You can’t expect your family to wash up on the shore.

      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        considerate_grasshopper's comment 19 Nov 2018

        Maybe not, but giving good reasons why that would be valuable is what we have asked for here!

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg considerate_grasshopper | New Horizons Children's Academy
    18 Nov 2018

    In my opinion, a few coconut seeds would be enough. This is because:
    1) When the coconuts are planted and you're hungry, you can eat or drink from inside the coconut (to crack the coconut you could use a block from the coconut tree!).
    2) From the tree, you could build a raft.
    If you packed a few coconuts onto the raft, I think you could safely and without hunger reach the land!

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg affable_weaver | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    18 Nov 2018

    Waking up I see the views of the ever-lasting sea. I know that something valuable is there, I can just feel it in the air. I walk up towards the tides. I see a bottle full with pages. I take it to my house. I look inside to see what looks like pages with strange writing. Upon closer inspection I find that they speak of a tomb, untouched for centuries.

    If I was at the sea-side the thing I would treasure most is an adventure. It doesn't have to be a tomb or a map to treasure, any adventure would be what I treasure.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg unbiased_grapefruit | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    18 Nov 2018

    The most valuable item you could find on an island 🌴 ,is probably a broken piece of a plate because when I go to the foreshore, I see pieces of them and once I nearly found all the matching ones. If I had found them all, then I’d fix it and try selling it for around £30 - only if it was a porcelain . It’s the cheapest amount for it as it has already been broken.

    unbiased_grapefruit

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg harmonious_seahorse | New Horizons Children's Academy
      unbiased_grapefruit's comment 19 Nov 2018

      This idea is good but how will you sell it if there is no human life around you except yourself. I don't agree with you because you would have to sail back to land. But you could use these broken plates to so show build a boat. To do this you would have to find some sort of material to put it together and find another material to make oars so you can sail to sell the rest of these broken plate pieces.

  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg analytical_cherry | Crampton Primary School
    18 Nov 2018

    If I were on a desert island I would want one of the most valuble items that I could get-love. This could be physical in the form of a note from a reletive telling me to stay strong or it could be just a memory in my head. Love could help me think of a way to survive and get of the island.

  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_road | Crampton Primary School
    18 Nov 2018

    The item I would want to wash up would probably be a radar transmitter since I may be able to contact and detect ships passing by but if there was no drinkable water and no edible food I would want I jug of water to be washed up on the shore

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg extraordinary_thought | Michael Faraday School
    18 Nov 2018

    I would also have a magnifying glass because I could use it as a frying pan ( it depends on how big it is). You can also reflect the sun from it and make a fire.

  • St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg congenial_theory | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
    18 Nov 2018

    i would say old gold silver bronze coins that were from the past

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    Dear diary,
    I have been stuck on an isolated island for the past 2 days now and I have not found any food and I’m starting to starve.
    Since the plane crash, I have only used a couple of logs to make a fire, and the fire is the only essential thing I have here. I have also tried fishing, but I have not come to any luck. And (although revolting) have eaten small crunchy bugs climbing on the few trees in the centre of the island.
    The tide has came closer and closer and I have started becoming scared of the water: I can not swim.
    As I snuggled around the left of the fire, I noticed something long floating towards the shore. Curious, I stepped towards the water. As my freezing feet touched the coldness of the water, a piece of long rope came towards me.
    I had a great idea. Suddenly I ran towards the fire, blew it out and grabbed the logs. I wrapped the rope around the logs and suddenly, a raft was made. As I jumped onto the raft, I picked up the last log and rowed away to the ocean.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg magical_fox | New Horizons Children's Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    I would find a bottle with a map because maybe from the old times the pirates would have dropped the bottle in the water and over the past few years it would wash away on the shore where I am.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg considerate_grasshopper | New Horizons Children's Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    I would like a coconut to wash up on shore. This is because coconuts are actually seeds and you can re-plant them to get more coconuts to eat and drink. Coconut oil is really good and is really useful. It protects you from sun rays and on a desert island I think that is really helpful in this case. As you can plant more, the bark from the tree is really useful too. You could use it for a fire to keep you warm, shelter, and a raft to travel back home.
    A bottle of money would be good, but it wouldn’t help you to survive or leave the desert island.

    1. Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg cherished_bee | Elaine Primary School
      considerate_grasshopper's comment 19 Nov 2018

      I like you idea if you were stranded on a derset island no drink no food it would be great for that to appear however, if you were rich and was living in a luxrary hotel would you need that to appear

      1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg considerate_grasshopper | New Horizons Children's Academy
        cherished_bee's comment 19 Nov 2018

        Yes because I am stuck on an Island and I can’t access my luxury.

      2. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg harmonious_seahorse | New Horizons Children's Academy
        cherished_bee's comment 19 Nov 2018

        Yes but the idea was you were stuck on an island not in a luxurious hotel.

    2. Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg interesting_crab | Elaine Primary School
      considerate_grasshopper's comment 19 Nov 2018

      I agree that a coconut could be useful although you would not be able to survive off of a coconut so you would not be alive for that as you would only survive off of a coconut for a couple of days . In my opinion I would rather get a raft or some type of transporter so I could go home and see my family.

      1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg considerate_grasshopper | New Horizons Children's Academy
        interesting_crab's comment 19 Nov 2018

        As I have said before, I would re-plant the coconuts to get more.

    3. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      considerate_grasshopper's comment 19 Nov 2018

      I totally agree.😂😂😂😂😂

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg great_brain | New Horizons Children's Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    I’m all alone,on this island,it’s turning dark and I should make a fire.My heart is starting to beat fast, I’m really scared for my life.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg harmonious_seahorse | New Horizons Children's Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    Waking up to the everlasting sea, I see the glimmering sun burn my eyes, I’m sure what I saw was something valuable, very valuable. It looked like a round coconut. Yes I thought. I could eat this coconut.
    I could direct in the direction into the sun this can make fat to cleanse myself in. I can build shelter aswell

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg cherished_bee | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    The most value thing I could find washed up on the shore would be a message in a bottle that could reveal an important secret from long ago like from the viking or stone age people. this would be valuble because no body wold off seen this before and I would have the power to reveal the secret or keep it to myself.It would also be valuble to me because then I get to discover if the people from long ago would have written,what they would have said and if they would have writ like we do.

  • Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg jazzed_jabuticaba | Oasis Academy Don Valley
    19 Nov 2018

    Stepping into the golden sand I saw a bag rise up on the shore. It was full of gold and a inflatable boat with a protective shield for the boat. I grabbed the gold and set sail to Ireland when I got there I transferred the gold into money then I sent half of the money to a charity then the other half to help people in hospitals.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_otter | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    On the dry endless desert island, I looked around but all I could see was sand so i started walking. Suddenly, I started sinking in the sand and fell into a cave and there it was - the smallest and most insignificant boat in the world but to me - at that moment - was the most valuable thing I could ever have wished for. I jumped in and sailed off to the smooth endless sea - my life saved and hope restored.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg interesting_crab | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    The most valuable thing that could wash up could be a glass bottle with old ship parts ,to build a raft, attached with an ancient map of treasure . This would be useful and valuable because then I could get across to an island that had a hidden piece of land with a mystical beasts habitat. This would be amazing because then they could be the cure to life's diseases and the universe could be peaceful because then innocent citizens would not have their life taken away for no reason.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg free_acorn | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    The most valuable thing that can wash up to shore is a dead Megalodon to sell it.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg shining_song | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    I am strolling through the island beach, nothing but sand, falling into my shoes, I try to pull my feet another step when I unexpectedly hit my foot on something hard. I look down at my feet and see a fossil half emerged from the sand. Finding something as valuable as this is beneficial because scientists could conduct experiments. Furthermore, fossils are very historical since they could be from thousands of years ago and may reveal information about our past that we never knew before. This could also link to the evolution of mankind and how we have developed as people. If it was an animals' fossil it could be one we have not discovered before, making a completely new species of animal. Overall, there are so many benefits of finding a fossil.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg successful_snake | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    I am waking up to find I am surrounded by sand and ocean I walked in to the endless jungle and then to my surprise a bird a dodo bird and behind it a dinosaur.

  • Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg champion_theory | Oasis Academy Don Valley
    19 Nov 2018

    One day me and my mum were walking near the sea when a little chest hits our feet. My mum tried to open the box then we realised it had a padlock on the chest we took it to our incredible built den. I got a massive rock an smashed it on the padlock we opend it and found lots of gold we didn't want it so gave it to a poor people and a charity.

  • Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg amusing_opinion | Oasis Academy Don Valley
    19 Nov 2018

    I walked around the deserted island with only a dozen sea shells standing still like cars do when red lights torture them on a busy road.I scrambled around the yellow sand and searched around the spacious area. Still no nothing. Suddenly,I felt something hard and small. I dug around like a feverish dog to find a rusted scroll. I tuck off the rubber band and when it opened a map which I thought was wrote by a kalam(a special pen used to write in Arabic).My eyes opened so wide I felt as if they were going to come out

  • Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg energetic_moose | Oasis Academy Don Valley
    19 Nov 2018

    I woke up seeing birds fly around my deserted island,clams with their pearls fluorescence shining beautifully on the golden hot sand with only 2 palm-trees standing still behind me like the statue of liberty.
    I rested my head on the golden,hot sand thinking to my-self how I got here.The only thing i remember is that i was walking down the street and going to the shop to buy some food for dinner.But, some people with really thin eyes took me away and put me here.
    Before you know it,A flare washes up at sea I shoot it POW! It explodes in the air and a life-boat see's me and takes me back to what i was currently doing before this minor issue...

    -energetic_moose :3

  • Oasis-logo-250x250.jpg dazzling_reflection | Oasis Academy Don Valley
    19 Nov 2018

    Once a puna time I was on a beach and I saw a seashell on the floor so I took it I but in the car.When I took it I sor lots more

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      dazzling_reflection's comment 19 Nov 2018

      I don’t think your comment make sense.

    2. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      dazzling_reflection's comment 19 Nov 2018

      I don’t think your comment make sense.

    3. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      dazzling_reflection's comment 20 Nov 2018

      What are you going to eat, the shells?

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg glorious_squid | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    The most valubale thing that could wash up at shore is a dead bird because at night time there could be a bird flying in the sky and a airoplane right behind it and it could bump into the bird and kill it .the bird could fall in the water and drown. when the tide comes out the bird can come on shore with a net around it laying still.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg delightful_eagle | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    The most valuable item to wash up on a beach is a remembrance of a member who you have not seen in many years and have abandoned for a while.So there you are stranded with no-one but yourself trying to find a way to escape the island and then you remember one of your members that you were going to visit but your stuck on a deserted island,then your just stuck there how do you get off

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_drawing | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    The most valuable item that can wash up is a reminder of a family member that you have not seen in a long time and forgot about and you did not contact them in years . This is more valuable than any money, however it is only of value to the person who's family member it is. This shows everybody has different things that they hold valuable.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg harmonious_snail | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    I am serenely walking on the pleasant grains of sand which engulf my feet entirely. As I forcefully push my feet once more, I feel something sharp scratch at my feet. Concerned, I glance down to spot a fragment of a ship. I think the most valuable item that can be washed up on shore is fragments of an ill-fated ship such as the Titanic. This is because the Titanic sunk 100 years ago therefore this makes just a particle extremely valuable. Various areas of the ship like the navigation room could help scientists discover more on what happened that night if you found a piece of that area. Also, discovering this would make you speedily famous because many people were affected and are familiar with the Titanic which is why I believe finding small parts of a sunken ship would be very valuable. Furthermore, not only would this be important and valuable to me, it would be important for those who unfortunately lost a relative on the ship which would make them emotional and they would cling to their heart forever.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg victorious_snow | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    I would like a completely different type of material to wash up. Something like water proof, fire proof and others which provide lots of safety. This can be useful in many ways. First of all, the proudness and the name, saying I am the finder of this material, will belong to me. This material will be useful for:
    people who risk their life and explore things like volcanoes
    scientists who discover different things in the ocean
    and for others who need this kind of material to work and discover more.

    These things may already exist but I want a material which contains all of these things and other specialities. This material may even be useful for police whilst guarding huge places filled with lots of people. This will definitely help them as places like that mostly have violent people.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg fantastic_duck | Faringdon Community College
    19 Nov 2018

    Day 3
    It’s been just over two days now that I have been shipwrecked on this wretched island. I’ve eaten my only packet of rations and nearly completely drunk my bottle of water. I’m starving and my stomach feels as empty as a dry, tin bin. I’m think I’m starting to hallucinate, starting to see things that aren’t really there like a hotdog swimming in the sea or a wild jacket potato in a bush. I feel like I am running on empty and I fear that without some decent sustenance soon, I may not even have enough energy to forage for food, water and from then on, it all goes downhill. I saw some pig tracks and I’m sure there are other wild animals on this island but I don’t have any idea of how to go about it. I suppose that I should be thankful for the few things that I had in my rucksack when I first washed up here. I had with me a fire steel, some water purifying tablets and some basic first aid supplies. It was one of those packs that you always have on you when sailing somewhere remote like this, in case the worst happens, never expecting to have to use it. Yet, as I never dreamed that I would ever be washed up, I have no idea of how to use these things. I tried using the flint and steel yesterday. I spent fruitless hours yesterday trying to get a spark but after hours of trying, I didn’t manage to get any of the sparks to catch onto the sticks I brought. When my water runs out, I will quickly get dehydrated and even if I find some water, it can’t be that long before my organs fail from starvation, I need to get something to eat, and soon.
    Day 4
    I wasn’t going to bother writing in here today, I was thinking I would be far too exhausted but I made and exciting discovery on the beach today and so I feel compelled to write about my finding. I found a book. Normally this wouldn’t be much use but it was a book about how to survive in the wild. It must be a miracle, somehow it wasn’t water damaged at all and I could easily make out the words. I turned to the chapter on Tropical Islands. I spent a few hour reading it and am very pleased with what I have found out. I intend to act on this information tomorrow and hopefully I can stand a chance of surviving on this island.
    Day 5
    Today was a successful day. My stomach is lovely and full, I no longer have a throbbing headache from dehydration, I’m nice and warm and I’ve even half built a shelter. This drastic change is because of the book. It turns out that you need to use smaller pieces of dry wood to start the fire and gradually build it up, not try spark a solid block of wood. The book also had detailed drawings of the food I can eat and I successfully had a foraging trip and discovered some coconut and yucca. Tomorrow I intend to create some animal traps from diagrams in the book. There was also a page on finding water sources, and I am proud to say, following these instruction I succeeded in finding some relatively fresh, non-salty water.
    Why is it valuable?
    This story shows what, I at least would most like to find on a deserted island: a book telling me how to survive on it. Sure, a bottle of water or a plateful of food would be good and all that, but assuming you don’t get rescued, that food or water will eventually run out and then you are still in trouble. Normally, a deserted island, no matter how devoid of human life it is, will have enough food and water to help you live. However, if you don’t have the knowledge, you wouldn’t know how to find all of it. Information could show you how to find water, shelter, food and warmth by yourself and how to survive on the island well. On an island or anywhere, I think knowledge is the most valuable thing because with knowledge, you can thrive in any situation. With knowledge, you can take advantage of all the things that you have but you just until then don’t know how to use.

    1. The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg hopeful_saxophone | The Ruth Gorse Academy
      fantastic_duck's comment 19 Nov 2018

      wow i think i could have done better but maybe next time .

  • The-Ruth-Gorse-logo-250x250.jpg hopeful_saxophone | The Ruth Gorse Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    I woke up and looked around and found out that was surrounded by unknown items. I saw many beautiful but unknown items: a palm tree , dust all over my clothes and this weird golden coloured dry item. But when I took a handful the texture was weird . Sooner or later i figured out that it was sand! Oh how silly of me! I couldn't believe that i got tricked by sand. Well anyways later that day i came back to the shore after exploring on the island. You won't believe what I found when I came there was a box. Not a usual box like shoe boxes it was brown. It was covered with golden strips . Oh what a sight that was. I drew closer to the box with caution. Making sure no one was around . When I came up to the box i was desperate to opening it . Boy I would love to have another adventure even though I just came back from one. Anyways where were we. Oh yeah so when i came to box I opened it and you won't believe what was inside. Well you know I might as well just tell you because i know you are wondering what is inside. Well the item that was inside was the most valuable item to me at that time.I will let you think for a while what could be the most valuable thing could be for me on a abandoned island..... Have you thought hard well i will just tell you.Inside was a huge supply of food and clothing. Yes i was like in my head.how many days had it been since i had eaten?i knew for sure that my clothes and hair were dripping every second i wrote this. But i am glad that you have got my experience on a deserted island. Well that's it for now my friends but when i do have an adventurous experience i will surely write it just for you. Goodbye and do be ready for my next adventurous.

    1. St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg congenial_theory | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
      hopeful_saxophone's comment 19 Nov 2018

      wow you are really right this time. Because, i would do that.

  • Ormiston-Park-logo-250x250.jpg powerful_robin | Ormiston Park Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    If i was on a deserted island, i would love for a fishing net to turn up on the beach. Now, you are probably thinking why would you need a fishing net? I'm assuming there is water everywhere around this island so fish would most likely swim around (This is where the fishing net comes in) The fishing net could be used to catch the fish and that would be your source of food. Then, you need some sort of drink so if you could get a coconut shell and break it in half that could be used as your bowl. If you then gather your sea water and put it in the bowl, and then grab some sticks that are stray and set it alight then your water will purify. This would be the same way that you cook the fish. Now for the shelter, in the night time you can set the fishing net between two trees and then sleep. If you are lucky, you may come across some trees which you can cut down and make into a boat. You would have to use some of your own knowledge to create the boat as it is not that easy. I have scrolled through all of the ideas and they are all fantastic, but for the people who say coconut seeds to grow trees, it would take a long time to grow those trees and food is a bigger necessity. With a fishing net, you could get to work and start hunting for some fish. So, with this idea you could get food and water and even shelter. If i were stuck there for a very long time, i would also hope for someone to come and rescue me because there may be a shortage of supplies.

  • Ormiston-Park-logo-250x250.jpg powerful_robin | Ormiston Park Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    Story on the deserted island:
    13:05:
    I have just woken up on the sandy shore, dehydrated and famished. I need to get out of this place. There is no one here... No human or any animal that i can see... There is a bunch of trees... It is like a jungle and i'm all alone. For now. I wonder if any one has ever been here before.. Anyway, I need food... I started to question how did i get here but i really have no idea. I don't want to be hungry anymore... And if i cant find any supplies then... I'll die and I'm determined to survive. I need something to help me... Wait i think i see something.. Its a net, a fishing net.. what would i use this for? To catch fish? I'll give it a go but I'm really not that talented. I'm desperate and its all i have so i might as well use it. Hmm... Maybe... I've got it! I could catch fish with the net and then use the fishing net at night to make a hammock. With the water situation.. hmm..... I could use the coconut's liquid or i could use it as a temporary bowl for the water to boil... That's exactly what i'll do! I will update you in a few hours or so.
    19:08
    I'm back and I'm fully fed and i have had a drink. I'm so glad that i found the fishing net otherwise i would have died on the spot. I caught a salmon for the first time today and not only am i alive but i have learnt a lot of life skills like how to put up a hammock and how to purify water. I am grateful that i had thought of the ideas that i did. I am really hoping someone comes and saves me, i still am unsure about what lurks in the depths of the island....

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg sensible_sea | Michael Faraday School
    19 Nov 2018

    well it depends on when it happened.
    If it happened over 1,000 years ago the thing that I would like the most is the shipwreck itself so if I find the shipwreck I would get the resources from the ship wooden planks ,the mast and any food that was left on the ship.Then I'll start to think about how I as going to survive to the harsh and extreme temperatures , then I'll find a sharp object to cut down trees {plz don't get sad} kill animals that might inhabit the island. Then I'll use some of the islands materials to make a torch if I was going to stay there for long I would build a house made out of the wooden planks from the ship and if was to leave the island I would use the wooden planks to build a raft,collect food,make torches and fishing net.
    If I was in the present day it would depend on what type of boat I was on if I was on a explores ship I would really like to find a submersible so I could leave the island as soon as possible but I would obviously stock up on supplies like food,water etc.However if I was in a holiday ship I would want a life boat to wash up on the sandy shores of my deserted island. I would not chose money because if it was a deserted island nobody would be there except from me so money would do nothing for me until I hit land and it would take quite a long time.
    So that is what i would do if I was on a deserted island and what I would hope to wash up on my shores !!

  • St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg congenial_theory | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    If i were stuck in a desert island i would find old pirates treasure buried under the sand because there could be old coins and rusty jewellery. Who knows there could be dinosaur bones.

  • St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg congenial_theory | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    i was thinking about gold

  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg miraculous_jackfruit | Bruche Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    I was in a storm out on sea, i saw a big wave coming towards me and I had to go to the lower deck to get cover. When the wave hit half the boat was destroyed and I ended up floating on a piece of wood when I saw this island I started paddeling over to it it took me 1 minute to get there. I found this cave it looked like there was skulls and when I went further in, a big wave flooded the cave I couldn't help it but move back and I saw gold that had been washed up and it was like a weight I had to swim for it and I did I said "yes" because I got it and was able to get back I was about 1 mile in the cave when the sun came out. I was then able to get out of the cold wet cave I took two skulls with me and the heavy gold. I waited 2 days I was starving and thirsty and saw a boat I waved and jumped screaming help I saw these people dressed in yellow coming towards me and when I got to the boat I showed them my skulls and gold I found I kept the gold and gave the skulls to scientists I became well known for this and the scientist got me a brand new boat that looked the egzact same as the old one did. From then I had a happy life and I built a hut on the island so I could discover more new bones and finding more gold.

  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_skill | Elaine Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    Dear Diary (Day 15),
    I've been stranded on this deserted island for about 14-15 days now & I'm in agony! My feet have stones protruding out of them and they have been aching for the past couple of days. Cuts and bruises are covering almost all areas of my body & it's extremely painful. Despite the pain, I've been searching for food for a while yet it's not successful. I've been starting to hallucinate due to dehydration, like seeing random food pop up next to me, seeing the sand as freezing cold water that tempts me to eat it. I've been feeling frightened at night due to the howling winds scaring my ears and the bitter air nipping at my toes. Despite that, I'm grateful for the little supplies that happened to wash up with me. Like my water bottle that's now 3/4 empty, also my crisps that have happened to last me longer than expected, also my notepad that your reading from now & lastly my first aid supplies ( nothing special just a few plasters and bandages). I better start looking for good again, if anything happens I'll keep you updated...

    Dear Diary (Day 16),
    So I discovered a part of the island that I hadn't before, which was full of luxious fruits to benefit my well-being, I have moved spots to there now & have started a small fire using the support of 2 sticks that were lying uselessly on the floor. I've been lying here on the floor for the past 1-2 hours, watching the clouds slowly walk by and the few aeroplanes that cross the sky. There has been a few unsuspected animals that I've seen, like pigs & sheep which made me laugh for a few minutes. Overall, today hasn't been to bad, I'm not dehydrating & I'm not hungry the one thing I need is a shelter & to start to build my raft (I have been planning it for a few days at the back of my notepad). Im going to try to get some sleep as I haven't been getting much lately, yet it anything strange seems to happen I'll inform you.

    Dear Diary, (The Day Of FREEDOM!),
    I have come across something amazing! It's a KNIFE! This is honestly a miracle, I can use this to cut down plants to build a shelter and a raft! I could use the leaves for coverage over my shelter and for comfort in my raft! I'm so so so so happy & thankful! This is going to be my prized possession for life. I'll write as soon as I get home!

    1 WEEK LATER:
    I'M HOMEEE!!! Wow that just have been the most chaotic & painful 26 days of my entire life. I'm so happy to see my cat, my fish, my sister, my mum & my dad again! My plan was extremely successful and I started it straight away. I took some coconuts and mangos with me, also my knife which is in my bag but don't tell anybody, I want it to be secret!

    This story was about what I would choose if I were stranded on a deserted island , which would be a knife. As much as I understand food & water is important it would run out very quickly and usually an island comes with coconuts and fruits anyways. Having a knife is useful because you are then capable of making shelter, a raft and also cutting up food (which isn't majorly important but it can be).

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      openminded_skill's comment 20 Nov 2018

      Great storytelling!

  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg adventurous_painting | Ravenscroft Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    In my opinion, I'd like a guide or manual on how to survive on a deserted island with items that will prevent me from dying. To be honest, I do not have a clue on how to survive on an abandoned island so it would be very useful to me. I could have the ability to build my own ship to flee from the island and save myself from annihilation. That is why the manual and supplies are so valuable to me.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg easygoing_banana | Michael Faraday School
    19 Nov 2018

    I think that a spear would be very valuable because you could catch fish with it.And use it to make a campfire with the metal at the end to create a spark. You may also hunt any creatures that live on the island . With a spear it is possible to dig,so you could grow some crops,but it might not last you a long time because you still don't have drinking water. Right? So that brings us back to the problem. A sieve and a bucket would be handy because obviously you would need food but you could capture fish with it so alternately it would be a better thing . You would not be able to stay on the island for long but with both of my ideas eventually you could make a raft once you settled down on the island.

  • RockcliffeManor-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_hurricane | Rockliffe Manor Primary School
    19 Nov 2018

    I would hope to wash up upon the shore,a emergency phone that has its own wifi and then it is also water proof I would want it so then I can call a service that can pick me up and the same day I call they will drop supplies from a plane that will last me until I get rescued from the a to z service
    Do.yo agree with me and why💬🧐🤷‍♀️🤨🤔

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg supportive_guineapig | Millbank Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    a boat to find your way home

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg supportive_guineapig | Millbank Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    a boat would be important so i can drive abywhere and i will probaly be easier to see and i might find my way home.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg busy_song | Michael Faraday School
    19 Nov 2018

    I sat there, watching the sun descend in the desert island. I looked at the shore for objects and I wanted (my most important needs) food and water since I was starving and thirsty. Unfortunately, nothing could be seen washed on the distant island shore and praying to god for help. When I was lying on the seashore, an unexpected bottle washed up on the shore.

    I thought to myself ‘’would there be any value if I opened the bottle? Would it be any use to me?’’

    I stared at it closely and something in the bottle caught my eye. I approached forwards to it.

    The bottle was lying on the sand. Curiosity bubbled inside of me. I picked up the bottle, which was an emerald green coloured glass bottle with strange, white engravings of creatures. I grasped the bottle with both of my hands and I sat on the seashore. The day was ending. Soon, I was sleeping on the ground, clutching to the bottle…

    The following day, I woke up and stared at the bottle. I endeavoured to open it but I failed to. The strong cork was screwed tightly and fastened on to the bottle. I took a huge rock in the attempt to open the glass bottle and astoundingly, I prized the bottle open. I stared at it, waiting to see what was hidden inside of it and what secrets lie. A bright burst of light and energy blurred my vision and I flew back to the palm trees. After regaining my consciousness, I scanned my surroundings for the mysterious object. I loosened my grip on the bottle and the bottle plummeted to the floor, which was followed by a sickening crash as pieces of glass darted around me in every direction.

    In the bottle was a genie that intimidated me “My master! My master!” it declared to me in an ecstatic tone “You have freed me from my curse that has been here for over three hundred years! What are your three commands?”

    I gazed at the phenomenal, supernatural genie in astonishment. It granted me three wishes to do anything. This could be my only way of escaping this island and I could survive. I concentrated tremendously hard as my head revolved around with infinite answers.

    My first command that I wanted is to make this deserted island a habitable area. In a rapid flash of lightning, the scenery changed. There were amazing, flowing waterfalls with pure water, trees grew tropical fruits, a massive, wooden house loomed above me and the sandy shores thrived with vegetation and plants (that sprouted randomly in every direction). I gaped at the breath taking sight and immediately, I wanted to explore the remarkable place.

    My second command that I wanted is I wanted this area to be accessible to everyone. The moment I uttered the last word, I could already see bridges forming. The bridges were snow white and they had white cables attached to the land. I walked above the sea blue water (on the bridge) and the experience was as if I was drifting in the air. People walked on the enormous bridges and explored my luxurious island. The sight intrigued them and the graceful white bridge shone brightly in the scorching, hot midday sun.

    I was clueless to the third wish. I racked my brain for ideas. What could it be? ....

    In my opinion, I strongly believe that the genie in the glass bottle would be the most valuable item to wash up on the shores of a desert island because you could ask the genie for any three commands you want. It is certainly useful, especially when you are in a desert island- isolated- with no one there to help you. Anything would be possible if you had three commands from a genie and you could have anything that you desire.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      busy_song's comment 20 Nov 2018

      Excellent storytelling here!

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg considerate_grasshopper | New Horizons Children's Academy
    19 Nov 2018

    I have been isolated on this sandy island for three days now. Nothing could be heard apart from the waves rustling against the desert area. With no food and shelter, I have felt even more frustrated.

    There were a few trees pin-pricked around the island, however nothing could be created by them, not even a fire. I eventually fell asleep underneath the boiling sun, only to wake up to the water travelling closer. I was petrified; the island was not really big. Despite this, something glinted underneath the layers of water. Without warning, I dived for it. It was rough; almost coarse. The coconut was deep brown. I have realised that this coconut could have many uses. I could eat it - I was truly starving. The coconut could also plant many more, giving more trees to make a fire, shelter, and finally a raft. As the coconut oil slightly protects your skin from being damaged from the sun rays, this could be a rather amazing use as well. I couldn't believe I could finally go back home, to my precious family, which was most valuable to me.

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg steadfast_moon | New Horizons Children's Academy
      considerate_grasshopper's comment 20 Nov 2018

      That is really good! It really deserves a star.

  • St-Josephs-Northfleet-logo-250x250.jpg crafty_panda_bear | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet
    20 Nov 2018

    If I was on a desert Island I would bring a knife because it would help me a lot like in these ways:
    1. It could help me cut branches.
    2. I could make a shelter.
    3. I could build a raft.
    To conclude everything I would take a knife because it would help me a great deal a save me a lot of time because I could make a raft using the knife and eventually sail away in search of society.

  • Crampton-logo-250x250.jpg eloquent_recipe | Crampton Primary School
    20 Nov 2018

    I have just woken up on a Desert Island with one coconut tree one net and one scroll. The objects are separating in the a different island each . What to choose, what is most valuable? The coconut tree, I could pick the fruits eat the flesh, drink the milk, and use the wood as shelter. But the net, I could for fish, create a ladder to look and shout for help and then be rescued. And then again the scroll, it could be a map showing me the way to a shelter or a passage to a communication centre.

    Out of these options I chose the net, I fished for two days and ate the food made a ladder and waited ,a cruise ship came it rescued me.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg introspective_bilberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    20 Nov 2018

    If I was stranded on a deserted island, I would want a knife to be washed up onto the shore. I would want this because a knife can not only kill animals (which would be cruel, but it would get me food), but it can also cut materials (which could supply me with a source of escape; such as building a raft or a boat). As well as that it would give me a feeling of protection and that I am not in as much danger to getting hurt and injured by wild animals as I would have been if I had been without the knife in my possession.

    Even though a knife would not supply me with a clean supply of water, such as a coconut, etc… would do, I could either try to find a spring or another different water source, like a river or lake, which I could then filter out the water from, in order to supply myself with clean water. These are my reasons for choosing a knife.

  • Bruche-logo-250x250.jpg patient_river | Bruche Primary School
    20 Nov 2018

    Dear diary,
    Toady I got stuck on a beach and I’m very hungry but the only thing I can find is a coconut I walked a bit deeper in to the island and found more coconuts I can make a lot of things out of coconuts like oil, food and it’s very nutritious I will live on coconuts till someone comes bye for now.

  • Willowtown-logo-250x250.jpg serious_economics | Willowtown Community Primary School
    20 Nov 2018

    The most valuable thing is a boat to get off that island

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_avocado | Faringdon Community College
    20 Nov 2018

    I think that if I was on an isolated island I would want a packet of seeds to wash up on shore as I would plant them and they could grow. My most preferable type of seeds would be either apple tree or coconut tree seeds, my reasoning: apples have seeds in them so I could grow them repeatedly until someone comes to rescue me. I would like coconut seeds as they have coconut milk, coconut oil and you can eat them. I have wrote a little paragraph in the perspective of someone on an island:

    Day 8
    This is hard. I think this is the 8th day, I can't remember. The scorching sun blazed on my body whilst I rest in my bed of palm leaves, my stomach’s groans were beaten by the cooing birds up in the tree tops. I wondered how I was going to find food today, yesterday I scavenged all day just for berries, I got up reluctantly and headed for the shore. The waves crashed, looked at the sun rise, this was my only way of knowing the vague time. Ouch! Something hit my foot, it was a wooden damp crate, I pulled it towards me and nestled myself on the sand. I opened it up, it was filled with seeds! I finally had hope, running into the forest with a hand full of seeds, I tripped up on a root in the ground. I didn’t care though I picked up all the seeds and for the rest of the day I planted them, focusing on one seed at a time. It had been a few days since I planted them and now I figured out what they were, coconuts! I waited and waited until they finally grew, they tasted divine and I never thought it could get any better. I was settling down for the night and I heard an ear-deafening horn, it was a ship I sprinted to the beach shouting and waving my arms – I looked like a maniac but I had a chance at going home! They came closer towards me are hurled a rope over the side of their ship to signalise letting me climb on, so I did. I am now writing this on the ship, we can see land! There is a can of tinned fruit next to me and blankets all over me.

  • Willowtown-logo-250x250.jpg open_river | Willowtown Community Primary School
    20 Nov 2018

    I think the best thing that can show up on a island 🌴 would be a bottle of water 💦 and food 🥘 because you can utilise live a longer life büt ìf I was to pick one I would pick food because you can drink salt water from the ocean 🌊 so that’s why I pick water and food

  • Willowtown-logo-250x250.jpg tolerant_coconut | Willowtown Community Primary School
    20 Nov 2018

    I would like a rope because this would help me to get food like coconuts down from tree and this would also allow me to catch animals when they are least expecting. Additionally, I would be able to fashion a raft out of twigs lying around on the floor (Presuming twigs and/or sticks would be available) This would not give me water but I could find some type of juice or coconut water.
    That’s why I chose a rope.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg excited_passionfruit | Faringdon Community College
    20 Nov 2018

    I personally think that if a packet of coconut tree seeds washed up on the shore of a desert island it would be very useful. This is because you can eat and drink coconuts (eating the coconut meat, drinking the coconut milk). Although, most desert islands have coconut trees on them so it would also be very valuable if an empty bottle or a reasonable length of thin rope of string arrived on the shore. The bottle would be very useful because I could a) collect rain water with it or b) use my clothes to filter salt water and put the fresh water into it to drink. I could also use it to put the coconut seeds in to help them when they begin to grow. The rope/string would be useful because then I could use it to put together a den or a shelter to protect me at night and if it got really windy. I think I would need all of these things to survive on a desert island but if I had to choose one of the items I think I would chose the bottle. This is because you need water to survive and you can only survive three days without. I know that the coconut seeds would be useful but then what if there was trees on the island? So then I could have both the coconut trees and the bottle rather than just coconut trees.

  • Willowtown-logo-250x250.jpg talkative_blackberry | Willowtown Community Primary School
    20 Nov 2018

    The most valuable thing is probably old parts to make a raft and row because if you find old parts,(and randomly) a screw and screwdriver you could make a raft and row to escape the island 🌴

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg warm_guava | Faringdon Community College
    20 Nov 2018

    Being tired and alone on a desert island is not fun. I find that when I walk around each day, every day to find the same staple food of nuts and berries, all I long for is company. Company, friendship and companions. Fun. Laughter. The basic principles of happiness. All that I want now is to have a friend. I wish that a person, in a barrel would wash up, say hello and we could share stories. Even in the darkest of times like this, stuck on an island, it can still be made fun by somebody else. Somebody you can share your troubles, fears and hopes with. All I want now is just a friend. One friend. Anybody.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg kind_chicken | Faringdon Community College
    20 Nov 2018

    If I was stuck on a desert island, the one thing I would bring would be a high tech boat, like a yacht, that was a full supply of fuel. That way I could sail safely to land without worrying about my boat being a useless piece of wooden junk, and for other items of importance (i.e. sticks to make a fishing rod, fishing spots) you could stay at the island for, and then once you want to leave the island you may do so via the boat. This item would be considered valuable because it has a lot of value if you were to sell it, and will be a value to your life, as it lets you live longer.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg strong_dolphin | Faringdon Community College
    20 Nov 2018

    I think that if I was washed up on a desert island, I would want a yacht. This because…

    As the sky began to clear, my eyes gradually began to open. I struggled to my feet and looked around. I couldn’t understand. Was this all a dream? All I could see was an endless ocean of sand and the baking heat tinged my toes as they nestled in the sand.
    Suddenly a large yacht-like boat seemed to appear out of nowhere. I had no experience with mirages, so if I’m honest, I had no idea if the boat was real or not. So I sat down in the hopelessness that surrounded me.
    After about 15 minutes, I stood up and marched into the desert. Sure enough the yacht was real!
    Without hesitation I clambered inside. It was large and sweet-smelling. The insides had white-washed walls and a fridge in the corner. Even though I had only been in the desert for about 20 minutes but I was parched.
    I looked out of the window and strangely, the desert was gone! Only the sparkling sea could be seen for miles in every direction. I was home free!!!!

    I hope you enjoyed my story and now you can see why I think that a yacht would be a good choice.

  • Willowtown-logo-250x250.jpg talented_tamarind | Willowtown Community Primary School
    20 Nov 2018

    For me the most valuable thing to find is a...knife because you can kill fish to eat and slowly cut down trees and vines to create a simple raft so actually a knife and not anything else!🐠🛶

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg poetic_market | British Council School, Madrid
    20 Nov 2018

    If I was stuck in an isaland I would like to found seeds. If I could found a seed I could plant it and I will have a tree and it might have food like coconuts or bananas and I would have something to eat. I would use the water of the see to plant it and the sun I already have it so I would have everything.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg super_drawing | Michael Faraday School
    20 Nov 2018

    I'm on an neglected, deserted island alone nothing to do, just waiting waiting then, there it was my hopes unlocked it was a piece of paper with instructions on how to escape but most importantly it was from my family.

  • St-Josephs-Northfleet-logo-250x250.jpg trusting_technology | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet
    20 Nov 2018

    you find a compass that will lead you home

  • St-Josephs-Northfleet-logo-250x250.jpg trusting_technology | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet
    20 Nov 2018

    or a torch that could help when its night time you sine it in the air and someone will come and rescue you from being stranded

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_solution | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    20 Nov 2018

    I gaze upon my desolate, pale habitat. Nothing of use, nothing to do. I let my eyes wander away from my new environment and out across the glistening, transfixing ocean. A dangerous refuge, a beautiful horror. Accepting my new life of solitude a sit upon the rough sand waiting for what, I just don't know.

    Then I see it. My life, my survival, my only hope drifting slowly towards my castle of rocks and sand. A small wooden boat filled to the brim with food, water and supplies enough, I knew, to last me the long and difficult migration across the foaming sea to reunite with those I had lost. I rejoiced at this unexpected miracle. This simple, primitive creation could take me to new places, protect me against natures strongest force and bring delight to those affected by its primordial state-of-the-art wonder.

    I was saved.

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg lovely_sealion | Notley Green Primary School
    20 Nov 2018

    I think that if anything were to wash up on shore I think that the most valuable thing would be a type of food seed e.g coconut. I think this because if I were to be stranded on an island I would have little food but if I could plant some for me to eat and I would have less risk of dying.
    As well as this- if I had a second choice- I would pick an endless supply of bottled water since you need water to survive and you cant rely on the rain or drink sea water. I think these would be very valuable because of survival reasons. The tree would provide food and shelter and the water would keep you alive until help arrives. :)

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg dependable_eagle | Faringdon Community College
    20 Nov 2018

    i think the most valuable thing that you could have on an island is a machete because there is thick vegetation and a normal knife won't do you much good. But with such a broad blade it will be easy to hunt,cut and hack through the island and present you freedom.

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg funny_power | Weston Favell Academy
    20 Nov 2018

    Dear diary
    It's sunrise now and today the most extraordinary thing happen to me .I was trying to find some fruit and I stumbled on a tree trunk ,then I saw some thing wrapped in the seaweed .So I went to It cautiously in case it could have hurt me . I picked it up and took off the seaweed I was astonished at what was underneath the seaweed .It was a book on how to survived on an island. This book will really helped me on the island because it can tell me how to survive which is really valuable. This can help me know what fruits and foods I could eat and how to find fresh water that I could not survive without. It had instructions on how to make a shelter and how to let people know that I am stuck on the island. This book really helped me as I found fresh water and food and helped me make a tent. I was lucky to find the book and thank fully I survived.

  • St-Josephs-Northfleet-logo-250x250.jpg proactive_raspberry | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet
    20 Nov 2018

    Dear Diary 20/09/16

    Its Been three days since i last saw bits of nice delicious food. I have been keeping a diary entry for 3 days. Wishing for somhing to wash upon shore . Waiting for my family to find me realising they left me on the island. When i was younger always wished that i never had a family but now i realise i should have never ever said that. I regret everthing i said. I just want my family back. Hoping just Hoping that a coconut will wash up on shore so then i can plant it so I can have a coconut tree all to myself. I just want to have somthing to eat. My stomach is rattaling louder than a baby throwing a tantrum.

    Dear Diary 21/09/16

    I wrote to you yesterday. Its been to long since i've eaten. If your wondering 'what Have you been drinking' I have been drinking the sea its the only thing i can drink. I can't eat the sand or eat the leaves on the palm tree. I JUST WANT TO GO HOME! When it gets dark, i go under the palm tree for shade but since i have nothing to cover me i have to use my clothes. Since shade is always cold i have to warm up by running around the island to warm myself up.
    Somtimes i get scared that a shark is going to wash up and u know Chomp...Chomp...Chomp my head!

    Dear Diary 22/09/16

    Its finally morning getting through the dreadful night being scared halfway through. i am so tired that I have bags under my eyes. I barely got any sleep ,I was just thinking how will i get of this stupid island. Than i woke up and i saw a coconut i was estatic ! I could either grow it and wat a few days for it to grow or i can eat it and ihave nothing else to eat for how long i'll be here. I think i'll choose to eat it now....Just kidding of coarse i'm going to grow its worth it waiting a cople of days to let it grow.


    Dear Diary 29/09/16 (a week later)

    Its been a week . I am so hungry you can see mt rib nones through my body. But now i can eat my coconuts. Yes... my COCONUT TREE HAS FINALLY GROWN! YAY! I can finally drink coconut water or eat it i have been SAVED!



    Thank You for reading my short diary entry reply if you would agree with this girl who was trapped on the island!

  • Notley-Green-logo-250x250.jpg lovely_sealion | Notley Green Primary School
    21 Nov 2018

    As I lay in the steaming sun on a boulder like a burnt lizard absorbing the heat, the sea foamed at the shore, tickling my sandy toes. I began to sit up, remembering the last cold night. I had no shelter, no bed or anything cozy to sleep on: all I had was the rock. As my eyes adjusted to the light, I decided to observe my surroundings like a hawk. I greeted the horizon and hopped off of the rock. As I slowly turned away, I heard my back crack from where I was lying on that rock for 8 hours. I gradually limped towards the sea to cool myself off from the boiling rath of the sun. The lushous water soaked into my skin soothing me and I was more and more tempted to drink it but no, I was stranded on the island surrounded by salt water. I picked myself up a started to cough relentlessly: I was thirsty. As quick as I could, I turned and turned until north east of the island was green. The green made me feel hope and delight since where there was green there was water. I darted quicker than my legs could carry me, stumbling every few seconds. Pushing through the thick leaves, I jumped over mossy logs and coconuts only to reveal an enormous oasis. I started to pant like a dog as I slumped to the floor. I let out a high pitch scream and began to sip the fresh water. I gurgled as it trickled down my cracked desert like throat. SURVIVAL AT LAST.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg allowing_huckleberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    Cold. Hopeless...I've been here around 3 days now and I feel myself slowly slipping away. I'm beginning considering swimming to the nearest island but I know death is almost inevitable. My throat is exhausted from the amount of screaming I've been doing to gain someones attention. I'm scrunched up on the floor hoping my saviour comes soon...

    What's this...I notice a glimmering light flowing through the icy, navy blue water. My eyes are attracted to this supernatural sight. Since its been so long, I think my eyes are playing tricks on me. It comes to shore. I stand up and walk over sluggishly. My eyes widen in amazement...

    This sight is truly magnificent. A supply. A useful supply. A Swiss army knife. My eyes have scrunched up and i'm shaking my head in disbelief. This could be my saviour...

    Hope. Amazement. My brain is racing with the possibilities of what I can do with this magnificent thing:
    Cut vines,
    Gather food,
    And so much more...

    I have found my saviour...

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg spirited_penguin | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    Day three. I pick up my piece of charcoal and draw the third line on the tree. The sun is shining brightly, almost blinding me with the light. I was losing hope. Dehydrated, I lye down on the warm, golden sand and sighed. I was never going to make it back home. I was starving- I hadn't eaten in three days. Three days! I needed food- and quickly. I could seriously die if I can't get food. I needed clean water too- I was drinking from any water source I could find: dirty or clean. I'd thrown up at least five times now. It was getting ridiculous. My eyes started to droop as I hadn't had a decent night sleep since I was at home. It might do me good...
    ...I woke up abruptly- it was gradually getting dark; I must've slept like a baby for once! How I really don't know. I giggled. Something was tickling my skin on my wrist. I looked down and I couldn't believe it- A FISHING NET! FOOD! I shot up quickly, however with no energy. Luckily when I was little I went to Scouts so I knew how to set it up. Great!
    Two hours later, it was dark. I checked my fishing net. YES! Three rainbow trouts were caught in the net! Dinner at last!

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg credible_insect | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    After finding my way out of the cold, freezing water ,which had held me captive for hour, finally let me breath and escape on to a large island filled with trees and wonderful fruits I have never seen before I couldn't tell which i could eat. I could only tell one fruit apart from the rest, it was strawberries. These would not be enough to keep me going. I managed to get enough wood for a fire. By using the glass I had found washed up I could light the dried wood. Its heat was just enough for me not freeze. I gathered more wood and built myself a shelter.

    I was wondering across the sand until i came across a zip lock bag. I looked at it for a minuet and then decided to open it. My legs fell to the floor as I grabbed at it desperately. What could it be.... fresh bread? A game? I can't really think of anything I need. I have my fire, my shelter, my strawberries. What do I really need?

    I bring it back to my shelter, I sit down to open it I feel a rectangle shape as I feel around the package. I unzip the bag and carefully remove the item. I read the front cover and see it's a plant book. Like something you use when you buy seeds. Now I can finally tell which plants I can eat. I can finally have enough food to survive until someone comes to save me.

    Now I can make it, now I can survive.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg exuberant_persimmon | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    I was laying on the hot sand of my new temporary home, watching a small lizard run across the ground and disappear into a tree. My skin was burning from the sun shining down on me. I didn't care. It felt like I was dreaming so I assumed it wasn't real. I had become accustomed to my new "paradise." The minutes felt like hours and seemed to drift into another. I lay, dazed, thinking about the life I would probably never see again. My life. Something gleamed in the corner of my eye. I stood up, walked over to the gleaming object and picked it up. It was hefty but moved like water. A knife. I cheered as I imagined the immense possibilities of having this! I could cut down tree vines and sticks to make a shelter and a fire. I might actually survive with my knife! I started straight away at hacking at branches and vines, knocking them to floor, ready to be made into a shelter. My plan was simple: Cut down the branches, split them into half shelter- half fire, and try and survive for as long as I can.

    This knife was the most valuable item to wash up on the desert island.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg loyal_violin | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    Gasping for breath, I stagger across the the sand, aimlessly looking for survival. I scream at the top of my lungs as I drag my feet upon the sand. My last breath has to be a good one. Wait a minute, I feel sick. While screaming, I vomit out all the food my mother gave me before she left the faces of this Earth. Devastating. Infuriating. I never had a good relationship with my mother. She was always pressurizing me to be perfect. Perfection does not exist, I learned this the hard way. On the verge of death, I find a knife right in my front. I feel an electric shock in my fingers as I pick it up. My heart starts pounding, as I receive instant relief. In the corner of my eye, I catch a glimpse of a rabbit staring at my front. I have been vegan all my life, but I am on the verge of death now, I have to break my morals. I have to! I kill it immediately, not giving myself time to think. Think, Think Gift. That's my real name. How do I cook it though?

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg resilient_accordion | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    Minutes had fled. Hours exited. Days had abandoned me. Time was non existent in this unforgiving island. I stared up to scorching sun-that never seemed to leave. I needed something. Anything?!? Hope had slowly died and was engulfed by negativity. I'd searched this deserted island and had found nothing to my use. Survival was key but I lacked in this for quite a long time. I was entirely clueless. Hesitantly, I stood up heading to the innocent yet evil at the same time. I ensured that I wouldn't step on a deadly, harmful substance. Then, I saw it. Hope. Something to look forward to.
    It was a water filter, slightly damaged but still in tact, water filter. I could filter the sea water with this and I could actually drink safe water. This may not keep me permanently alive but I certainly stood a chance. Fortunately, I worked in an office previously and knew how to work the machine. Maybe (just maybe) I could actually survive!

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg allowing_huckleberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    I think finding a pair of glasses, magnifying glass or anything with glass such as a bottle will be useful...I think this because it can light fires from the refraction of of the water or sun and/or you can use a bottle to send a message if you use charcoal from a fire made by the glass and a leaf from a tree and send out a message...It can also be good because you can take advantage of refraction again and shine it if there is an overhead plane or helicopter to gain their attention...

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg practical_yuzu | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    Awaking from the crash confused and disorientated I adjust my self to the situation. Searching the coast with the sun blazing upon me I focus on finding my ship and any members of the crew and if they survived. With the sun going down and no shelter or food around I find the ship all destroyed and broke nothing survived not even the crew. I approach the scene with fear to see my comrades dead.

    Suddenly I hear the most distressed yet most silenced " Help! Pleas anyone" I was surprised to find one alive I rush over climbing through the wreak only to find the man dead but what he did have was a much thicker and more intact navy uniform.
    With struggle I take from his body the uniform which felt much warmer then I decided to check the insides of the further for basic materials what I find is a radio that doesn't work some flairs and flair gun which wasn't too useful as not may will be going by this island in the south of the Atlantic finally I found a basic med kit with bandages water and food.

    With not a lot of hope I keep searching when in one of the bodies I find a lighter which meant light and heat.

    I enter a near by cave to sleep in using the rags from the bodies I found. Yet it's still cold so I collect a couple of stick and twigs from the trees and make a basic fireplace took keep me warm with the idea of survival still haunting me...

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg benevolent_solution | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    I gaze upon my desolate, pale habitat. Nothing of use, nothing to do. I let my eyes wander away from my new environment and out across the glistening, transfixing ocean. A dangerous refuge, a beautiful horror. Accepting my new life of solitude a sit upon the rough sand waiting for what, I just don't know.

    Then I see it. My life, my survival, my only hope drifting slowly towards my castle of rocks and sand. A small, battered leather bound book. I rejoiced at this unexpected miracle. This simple, primitive creation could take me to new places, protect me against natures strongest force and bring delight to those affected by its primordial state-of-the-art wonder.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_seagull | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    Why me? I whispered over and over to myself as I stumbled over in pain after stepping on a cracked open shell that had worked it's way into my foot. I looked up only to see broken rubble laying along the beach but out the corner of my eye I spotted a waterproof camouflage print coat in pristine condition. It must have been a soldiers or anyone unlucky enough to be caught out at sea either way I had to take it back to my camp at the south side of the island. Once I had struggled back to camp I searched the coat only to find: medical, supplies, matches, a knife for building, a gun for hunting and a bible brilliant! I screamed. God had heard my prayers and I could bandage my cuts, stay warm with the matches and I could use the coat to stay warm at night or hang it between two trees and use it for shelter. The bible would be brilliant for entertainment and keeping my sanity, now I was sure these were the supplies for a training soldier. I could survive and thrive now and I'm ready for the fight against the wilderness.

  • Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg ingenious_painting | Hornsey School for Girls
    21 Nov 2018

    As the sun rose in the east ,the waves were drifting in and all of a sudden my eyes come across a bottle; an old, almost broken, glass bottle .On closer inspection I see it contains something, something familiar . A key . My sister used have one .It looks exactly the same as the one I’d found in her bedroom .I take a deep breath. I can’t cry .Not here, not now. She’s gone now and there’s nothing I can do about it .Why can’t I move on .She was so horrid to me. Now I’m shaking and my nerves are piercing through me and I can’t breathe.

  • Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg rational_hurricane | Hornsey School for Girls
    21 Nov 2018

    Ugh my head felt like it had been banged against a solid wood table and I could barely see. Why did I ever decide to stowaway on that ship?

    Ever since my mum died my dad barely pays any attention to me, I mean he didn’t even get me a birthday present! So my stupid teenage brain decided that it would be best to run away.

    So here I am. Stranded on a desert island with no food, water or company except for the rolling waves and a necklace.

    “Hang on,” I thought aloud, “A necklace?”
    That definitely shouldn’t be there. I walked cautiously towards it each step I took leaving a dent in the sugar white sand. Then I saw it properly. Tears started to roll down my cheeks. It was my mother’s necklace. Just before she died she had given it to me. But a year later I had lost it on a school trip. I never forgave myself for that.

    The necklace was silver in colour with purple gem stones in the middle and a diamond clasp to adjust the necklace.

    Then from behind me I heard a thin raspy voice and then I blacked out…

  • Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg kind_buffalo | Hornsey School for Girls
    21 Nov 2018

    As my feet trembled on the crusty and mushy sand, I miraculously saw something at the corner of my eye. I saw something so peculiar, it was a fascinating letter with a beautiful, elegant necklace that I have never seen before. Just imagine something good will happen. Just imagine. When I wore it, something tremendous happened…I wore the necklace and I saw something else appear on the coast/shore. It was the most beautiful thing ever.
    “OOH!”I said with the most utmost shock on my face.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg reserved_artic_fox | Graveney School
    21 Nov 2018

    I would want a kitten to wash up on the shore of an island because it could keep me warm. I would also have something to believe in in order to escape the island. It could also catch a few fish because then I would not be hungry. It could also save me from rats and other dangerous creatures! It could also help me around the island during the night!

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg gentle_melon | Graveney School
    21 Nov 2018

    In my opinion i think a genie lamp would be my useful possesion because my first wish would be to leave fresh water there for future references. My second wish would be to leave food there on the island for future people who could come to the island. My third wish would be for me to go back home.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg rational_seahorse | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    Struggling. Panting. Gasping for breath. This was when I thought it was the end. I dragged myself across the scorching sand as my energy slowly decreased.I desperately looked around for my brother, thinking he’d suddenly appear. Squinting from the blinding sun, I looked around for help but it was no use- I'd been on this Island for what seemed like a decade but it had only been a week and I eventually came to the realisation that there wasn't a single sign of life. I lay on the sand almost giving up. My dry throat was sore from all the screaming and crying from the boat crash...

    I was having the time of my life, on a cruise, drinking wine. I was with my brother and we made a toast. " To new beginnings" I said. We took a sip of the blood -red wine and smiled at each other.
    Suddenly, the luxurious chandelier lights went out and dropped to the tiled floor. The whole ship swayed aggressively. I looked up to my brother and I saw the fear in his eyes. I grabbed his hand without hesitation. The hall we were in went completely black. The sea crashed against the boat . The swaying got more and more brutal as expensive objects broke and smashed against the walls. The roaring thunder and the crackling lightning just about drowned out the noise of the screaming and crying. I lost my balance as I couldn’t resist the swaying anymore and lost my grip from my brother. “NOOOO” I cried, amongst the other cries of the other many frightened people. The last thing I remember was fiercely falling to the floor and passing out.

    Then I ended up in this isolated place. Just when I thought hope was lost, I saw something floating towards the shore- it was a small box that was sealed in a see-through plastic bag . I didn’t take much notice of it because I thought I was just hallucinating and was probably about to die. Minutes later, I noticed the sea had brought it closer to me. Instantly, I got up, with the last bit of energy I had left and went to see the box. What was it? I cautiously went to pick up the bag that was containing the box, and opened it to get to it. My fiddly hands thumbled with the box until I got it open but at first it didn’t have a great significance to me. Matches? Then I had a moment of realisation- I could survive with matches! All I needed was one simple flick of the stick against the box and my chances of survival would increase. I could keep warm in the night; see in the dark, and even cook food I find . Even though in that moment, I found hope, I remembered my dear brother that I may never see again.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg super_drawing | Michael Faraday School
    21 Nov 2018

    Day 9, nothing to eat, nothing to do,every night looking at the shining stars trying to locate where i am. Dreaming while laying down on my hand made hammock. Next day i'm starving looking for food like coconuts, bananas; well couldn't find anything later on i'm digging and i find a little ship with a map in it and reserved food my key to escaping this wretched island.
    While i'm on my journey i see lights then a ship calling my name. Hooray, i have survived 10 whole nights alone. Now i'm back home.

  • St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg chatty_temperature | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
    21 Nov 2018

    Finally , I landed on land and I had a feeling I would find something special.So I did there were so many things that were special but this one thing really stood out to me , it was a ring that had three gold diamonds on and looked quite old .Eventhoough it looked old it was shining like it had never shined before,it was glistening in the sun,it was shining brighter than the sun.I was stunned by this old ring.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg persuasive_moth | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    21 Nov 2018

    Dear My Family,
    I still feel isolated, numb and miserable as each day, no weeks, wait no months goes by but I woke up this morning to the sound of birds chirping away and wondered why they were so happy but I left this thought behind when I got up to go down to the shore to see if anything had washed up. As I got closer to the shore I saw something that is usually not there. It took me a while to figure out what it was but when I did all these ideas of what to do with it came into my head. It was a knife. I could cut down wood to make a shelter, sharpen wood so I could get food, I could build a raft, I could add it onto the end of wood to help me fish and I can finally open all these coconuts I found yesterday, I’m so happy Dad taught me how to do all this.

    For once I understood why the birds were chirping. Since yesterday I’ve had a fighting chance and couldn’t wait to get started. I could finally protect myself when I go out to get supplies and I wasn’t scared anymore. I now have hope I will survive and make it home. I came back maybe hours later (no quite sure) with many coconuts and pieces of wood and vines to start building and so I want you to know that I was safe and I couldn’t wait to get home.

  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg wise_physics | Streatham Wells Primary School A
    21 Nov 2018

    I had just woken up from a deep sleep and as I opened my eyes I realized I wasn't on the cruise boat but had been washed up on a small island. I had no idea of where I was and had very little items to survive on five coconuts, millions of rocks, about 15 piles of wood and my trusty pen knife.'' Prepare to die'' I thought to myself as there was no way I was going to survive long enough for a ship to find me.

    After about five days had passed and used up all my food supply. I waited for what seemed like hours but then something popped up in the shore. Something I had not seen before. It was a fishing rope!

    A fishing rope would be useful because you could catch some fish, gut them, make a fire with the wood from the palm tree and cook the fish. Many other things would be useful as well but I believe a fishing rope would be the best thing to find in this situation.

    Thank you for reading. By wise_physics.

    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg inventive_revolution | Richmond Hill Academy
      wise_physics's comment 22 Nov 2018

      I just woken up from something I dont remember (which was a ship that just crashed) I was very confused when something just came up on shore which was a fishing hook and a bottle of water (which was empty)i got some sticks ad a blanket (that was up a tree)

      1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
        inventive_revolution's comment 22 Nov 2018

        How are those things going to help you on an island(beach)

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg busy_starfish | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    Oh, the most helpful thing.

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    I think the most useful thing is a map in a bottle because you would get to know where places are and you will not get lost

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg amazing_wombat | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    I think the most amazing thing that can whash upon shore is infinity and beyond money in chest

    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy
      amazing_wombat's comment 23 Nov 2018

      why do you think infinity

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    The most valuable item that would wash up on shore I think would be a gold coin because a gold coin is very valuable because if I dropped money on the beach and I know I would straight away pick it up because it is very valuable to me.(treasure my everything)

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg kind_hurricane | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    The most valuble item to wash up on the beach is reamains of the titanic

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg focused_orca | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    i think a boat because if you are going to see family and you don't like traveling on a plane it's a never way to travel or you can catch fish further in the sea to eat

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg analytical_planet | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    did you know that the most valuable thing on the beach is a shell

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg busy_starfish | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    The most valuable thing is a bottle of water

    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
      busy_starfish's comment 22 Nov 2018

      Why a bottle of water ?

    2. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy
      busy_starfish's comment 23 Nov 2018

      why do you think that a bottle of water is valuable

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_passionfruit | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    The most valuble
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    the most valuble item is a bottle of water

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg committed_physics | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    I just woke up from a lovely sleep when I find out I'm on a mysterious, lonely island. I was apprehensive to explore the dark spooky places of this island when the feeling struck me that I did not have any food to survive except from an apple. After to rough days of surviving barely something washed upon the sandy shore. It was a few pieces of wood, a compass, some nails and a hammer!!

    This will be useful because you can build a boat roughly and use the compass to guide you to safety

    Thank you for reading. By committed_physics

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg insightful_revolution | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    so how long where you on the desert island

    so how long where you on the boat.

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_artist | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    I think the most valuable item that you might find washed up on the seashore would be is money,gold or old remains of the titanic (oh I will be rich ,my name will spread all around the world. OHH money come to me

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg cherished_ocean | British Council School, Madrid
    22 Nov 2018

    In my opinion the best thing you can find in a desert island is the biggest boat in the world fool with every thing you want and you could keep the boat and whatever is inside. This will save you from dying in a desert island and will give you everything you want

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg fantastic_lime | British Council School, Madrid
    22 Nov 2018

    My parents went to work but they have to sail. I couldn´t go with them, they didn´t let me, I was desperate, so I decided to convince them by bringing my best friend with me. A tragedy... the boat sank, and I was alone. No parents... no friend...I was in a deserted island. Suddenly objects of the kitchen like meat, fish, every kind of vegetables, spoons etc. started coming out the shore. A knife! I built a bamboo raft using the knife to cut out the bamboos. Another boat came and rescued me. I was saved and taken
    me back home with my grandma. But with conditions... no parents...no best friend.

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg selfassured_technology | British Council School, Madrid
    22 Nov 2018

    As I lay my head in the huge boulder beneath me, an enormous shadow happens to pass over my head. Ugh... what was that? Once I was up right, a huge raft-looking boat is standing in front of my eyes. ´´What is this beauty!?´´ I say with excitement almost spilling over my mouth. I started crying. I soon gathered up the resources and left the shelter I had made out of clay and branches of the surrounding Montezuma cypress trees around me. I afterwards created a paddle made out of some bamboo shard I had planted. Once I mounted on the boat I left that island and didn't look back.

  • BritishCouncil-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_environment | British Council School, Madrid
    22 Nov 2018

    I woke up. I didn´t know where I´m. I´m confused . The only thing I see are trees, sand and the sea. I walk around to look how is desert island , it´s so pretty , but I don´t have anything to eat, to drink. I´m in the middle of the sea!
    Until, I see coconuts and I decided to climb the tree and take some coconuts to eat , I think it´s the best idea because the coconut have water and the inside you can eat it, so you are not dehydrated and you are not also hungry.
    Like that I survive some days ,until I find wood and I decided to made a raft and start sailing.
    That´s what I would do

  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg easygoing_coyote | Streatham Wells Primary School A
    22 Nov 2018

    A rare pearl because i know once someone found a pearl on the shore and sold it for 1000000 dollars.

  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg strong_river | Ravenscroft Primary School
    22 Nov 2018

    If I was stuck on an island I would cut up the tress "if I could " then gather up wood and build a raft not a boat because a boat needs lots of wood then I would start sailing until I find a bigger island with people on it "if I could"

  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg caring_trumpet | Ravenscroft Primary School
    22 Nov 2018

    I was on my ship . then my ship crashed into a rock. then my ship sunk in the water. so I decided to swim. I saw with my own eyes a stranded island. when I reached the island I sat down on some thing sharp I felt like I was in pain . then I saw a half buried crystal. i was so happy. but i didn`t know how to go home. my heart shattered into a million pieces crying alone forever

  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg magical_crab | Ravenscroft Primary School
    22 Nov 2018

    I was on a ship.Then I carashed on a rock.Then my ship sunk. I spoted an island I swam onto the island. I burst into tears.My heart fell like it fell into pices.When I stayed trap. Then I saw a barred crystal and a dimon. I was crying many times all alone

  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg logical_power | Ravenscroft Primary School
    22 Nov 2018

    If I was on a deserted island I would make shelter because what if their was a tsunami I would be a goner and I would be eaten by sharks

  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg magical_crab | Ravenscroft Primary School
    22 Nov 2018

    I was on a ship.Then I carashed on a rock.Then my ship sunk. I spoted an island I swam onto the island. I burst into tears.My heart fell like it fell into pices.When I stayed trap. Then I saw a barred crystal and a dimon. I was crying many times all alone

  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg wondrous_idea | Ravenscroft Primary School
    22 Nov 2018

    If I was stranded on a deserted, plain island, I would wish to find a crate of bananas and a banana tree already grown. Bananas can be regrown which can be very convenient so that you can keep growing them without running out. You can also harvest the tree’s leaves for shelter. You can also use the leaves to help people find you. For example, if you make message made out of the leaves on the outside of the island, it will be much easier for workers to find where you are since the island will be different to others. You can even use the tree's trunk to create a raft in the future.

  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg attentive_ant | Ravenscroft Primary School
    22 Nov 2018

    I could have glasses on and I would wish for a fishing rod so I can make a fire with my glasses so I can cook the fish

    1. Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg outstanding_wolf | Richmond Hill Academy
      attentive_ant's comment 22 Nov 2018

      Nice thinking amazing

  • Ravenscroft-logo-250x250.jpg assertive_lion | Ravenscroft Primary School
    22 Nov 2018

    A barrel of fruit so that you can pick seeds from it and plant them . So you can eat fruit in future and drink from the water and you won't be hungry or thirsty

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg methodical_engine | Weston Favell Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    if I was stranded on a hopeless island ( almost like being a poor person ) and something washed up on the beach, I would hope it was something like (a crate of wood with some tools , instructions to build a boat and a map) or a packet of crisps so I could plant them where the wet sand is and have a good pile of potatoes so you can re-grow them.

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg analytical_planet | Richmond Hill Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    did you know the 2nd valuable thing on the beach is a map

  • St-Edwards-logo-250x250.jpg thankful_pigeon | St Edward's Catholic Primary School
    22 Nov 2018

    Dark times. Dangerous boats . Uninhabitable oceans. Horrific weather. This is a story, a story of my miserable stay on an island, an island in the North Atlantic Ocean near the Bermuda triangle and my secret possession that I deemed useless, until now.

    It all started out on 13th November 2018. I left the London docks at 4:15, as I wanted to scourge the North West Passage all the way to N. America. My team consisted of 500 men, who all had an immensely important role on my ship, The Terror.

    We were at least three quarters of the way there, when... A terrible storm struck. It savaged our ship, obliterated our ship, annihilated it. From my thorough research, I was the only person to even escape the ship alive.

    I was scared. I was hungry. I was, I was lonely. The night drew on, I was trapped in the captains quarters; something had blocked the door on the outside. There were not many resources at all. I had enough food to last me two weeks. I had a few clothes to salvage but other than that, I had nothing else.

    The next day, I woke up late, due to yesterday's tragic events. I found, to my surprise, that the door had unhinged itself and I could easily tear it off. I also found that I had landed on an island. I managed to salvage a lot of supplies, such as: books, wood and kindle, tinned food, weapons and something I found utterly useless, a flare. It was useless because the voyage had been confidential and before we were shipwrecked we could not an SOS or any distress signal of any sort.

    I started my on type civilization over the next few years. I built structures, hunted animals, created a farm and even started a mine. Out of nowhere on 2021 13th November, out of the blue, in the distance, I saw a ship, yes, I typed ship. There it was, big and bold, it was called The Errebus.

    I sprinted across a reservoir and launched the flare up into the sky. I have been saved...

    So now you've heard my story, about how I was shipwrecked. I hope you have learnt a lesson. One, always stay home. Two, always keep a flare with you.

    1. balloon.png Claire @ the BNC
      thankful_pigeon's comment 23 Nov 2018

      Great storytelling thankful_pigeon!

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg majestic_region | Michael Faraday School
    22 Nov 2018

    On the flaming hot sand I lay. My boat sunk to the bottom of the great Indian Ocean. ‘ What am I going to do now?` A tear dropped down my eye. Suddenly, a picture of my family washed up onto the deserted island. ‘This will be important to me for the rest of my life even when I die.’ Tears poured and poured. What will happen?

  • Millbank-logo-250x250.jpg enchanted_lake | Millbank Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    I am an adventurous pirate and I found a heavy treasure chest in the abandoned ship underwater. I came back swimming,holding the treasure chest in my left hand and when I came back to the seashore l held my key in my hand and put it inside the keyhole. I slowly opened the chest and saw lots of gold,47 golden rings and a King’s delicate crown. I wore the King’s crown but it was very dusty because the Romans had drowned the abandoned ship in 204BC with the treasure chest inside.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg valuable_moth | Michael Faraday School
    22 Nov 2018

    A valuable thing I`d like to find on the shore would be a genie.
    My first wish would be to have food and water so I have something in my system as I`m very hungry
    My second wish would be a teleportation machine so I could go home and travel anywhere
    My third wish would be to live forever and not age.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_conversation | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    22 Nov 2018

    It was the smell that drove me crazy first. Not the fact that I had been isolated on an island or that I had a scarce amount of food and drink. None of this. It wasn't even that I had no idea how my friends and family were or why they hadn't come looking for me. I had no watch. No actual knowing of what time of day it was when I should eat or sleep. None of this worried me. The thing that scared me the most was the smell from my clothes. Perhaps it was the fact that I showed that I had well and truly lost it. I had told myself that someone would come find me, someone would finally help me. Nothing had happened. No one had came. I was losing all my sanity and I was probably going to die of starvation. Hungry and thirsty beyond belief, I sat myself beside the tree that had been my some what of a shelter for the past days. Tiredness finally beating me, I let myself slowly fall to sleep. Hoping against anything that this was all just some messed up dream and when I wake up I'd been in my bed again. Oh if only this was true.

    I woke up to the light of the sun blinding me and I suddenly remembered my surroundings. I was still here. There truly was know hope. Frustrated with everything I got up and kicked the tree. This was all so stupid! Why me? Why did I have to be stuck- my thoughts were interrupted by something green laying on the shore of the island. Sprinting, I picked it up and examined the object. A first aid kit. I quickly teared it open needing to know what was inside. All of it was useful but right at the bottom was a flannel. Something to clean myself with. Perhaps I wasn't actually going to lose my mind. This was the first glimmer of hope I had for a long time. The first hint that maybe there would be a chance of survival this wasn't the end. I was going to make it out alive.

    1. balloon.png Claire @ the BNC
      fearless_conversation's comment 23 Nov 2018

      Great storytelling!

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy
    23 Nov 2018

    I think the most valuble thing that could wash upon the shore would a map in a bottle

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy
    23 Nov 2018

    what do you think sympathetic artist

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy
    23 Nov 2018

    Oh good thinking amazing wombat

  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg tidy_turtle | Richmond Hill Academy
    23 Nov 2018

    I think the most valuable thing that could wash upon the shore would be choclate coins because if you didnt find food you would be able to eat the delicious choclate coins.

  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg forgiving_planet | Portobello High School
    23 Nov 2018

    I think that on a desert island the most valuable item would be some trees. This is because you could use the tree fibres to make string, the trunk to make planks of wood and the trees fruit for food. All together you could build a ship and have food for the journey home.

  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg forgiving_planet | Portobello High School
    23 Nov 2018

    A life jacket is the most valuable item. If you are right in the middle of the ocean it will help you survive and survival is more valuable than anything else.

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