Three speakers who were prepared and ready to go for some more sharing this week.
First we heard about the book by Yann Martel called Life of Pi. Our reviewer gave a quick summary of the story and recommended it for good readers aged 12 and over. The story’s main characters are Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy, and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker. Pi is a Catholic, Muslim and Hindu who finds himself adrift on the ocean with Richard Parker after the ship that he is travelling on sinks. Pi struggles to overcome hunger, wild animals and loneliness while he is drifting in the lifeboat with the tiger. To find out what happens you will need to read the book or you may have seen the movie that is based on this Man Booker Prize for Fiction book.
Our word for this week was supernova. It was chosen to compliment our current research about Space and The Solar System. It is a noun and is the label for a stellar explosion that can occur when a giant star suddenly collapses at the end of its life. The last supernova to be observed in the Milky Way was seen in 1604 by Johannes Kepler.
Last of all we watched another video. This week we saw a different video about Nick Vujicic. This video is a trailer for a DVD called No Arms No Legs No Worries. A video all about having a positive attitude no matter what difficulties you may be facing.