INTEGRATED PROJECT 026
The Role of ICT as a Support To Learning
Island in the Mist
By Group 3
It was too late. The oars had floated away. The
little boat was drifting out to sea. The strong current was rapidly pushing them
further away from shore. The three boys were panic stricken. They now realized
that they were drifting further and further into the mist. Did anybody know they
were missing? Suddenly just as they thought they would never see land again, a
tropical island appeared on the horizon.
George, David and Mark got very excited and
shouted with relief. When they had calmed down they started paddling furiously
with their hands. With the current helping them they progressed rapidly. All
thoughts of their families and friends disappeared from their minds as all their
concentration was on reaching the island safely. Mark who was sitting in front
glanced up and spotted smoke coming from the little huts on the beach. Suddenly
the boat lurched forward and capsized. It was a dolphin, which had been
following unknown to them that struck the boat. They swam to the shore and
collapsed in exhaustion on the beach to the amazement of the tribesmen.
tribesmen were dressed in rags and their faces were hidden behind scary masks.
From where the boys were lying the men looked ten feet tall. The three boys were
terrified and were trembling with fear because they didn’t know what would
happen next. Then they began to move backwards like a spider as they pushed
their legs into the sand. Suddenly they backed into another group of warriors.
They felt surrounded by horror on all sides.
The chiefs of the
two tribes said “Hocha” Hocha (Stop). Then one of the chiefs pulled out a
bloody knife and aimed it at George. But George rolled. The chief missed him by
But then they changed their strategy and grabbed the boys violently and took
them to a volcano with a huge crater on top. They dropped them in. But then Mark
grabbed onto a lava branch. George grabbed a hold of Mark’s foot and David
landed on a rock. The boys need to act fast. The heat from the volcano is
burning their skin. And the bubbling molten lava is spitting poisonous fumes and
the boys are gasping for air. George grabs a piece of rope from his backpack. He
throws it high in the air and it loops a very strong branch. He hauls himself up
and George and Mark made it to the top. David’s rock is cracking with heat so
they have to act quickly.
George grabs the rope ties it around his waists, gives one end to Mark,
ties the rope to a tree. Quickly George hears his friend squealing with
pain and abseils down to rescue him. As George abseils down
his feet hit a huge jagged rock. Suddenly the rock cracks and a passage opens
and both David and George tumble in. They are both totally amazed, it is a
secret passage. It is cooler in there than in the volcano crater. They shout to
Mark, who is still on top, to
down as they have found a secret passage. The lava is beginning to rise, Mark is
terrified that the lava will reach him before he reaches his friends. As Mark is
climbing down, the lava is rising up and bubbling. Mark comes very close to the
lava but just reaches the secret passage in time. The boys are so relieved.
Straight away they push a gigantic rock over the entrance - they are now safe
from the volcano. They turn around and to their amazement they see all kinds of
jewels and treasures and gold. They fill up their backpacks and pockets to the
brim. Next they must find a way out. They follow the passage, which looks like a
maze. After several minutes they see light. They follow the light and reach a
crack about three meters long. They must try to squeeze out. First they throw
out their rucksacks and then they squeeze their way out. Poor George has
trouble, as he is the biggest of the boys. They jump and shout with delight,
they can hardly believe they have survived. They look around them to where the
tribesmen had been, the volcano had erupted and all that was left there was a
red river of lava. They looked to the other side and they could see the sea.
Luckily for them there was a boat there. They jumped into it as quickly as they
could and began sailing for home. Later they saw their home in the distance. As
they drew nearer they see it is getting dark and their parents are waiting for
them on the harbour. When they get there they hop off as quickly as they can and
run to their parents and hug them. They know in their own minds they have a lot
of explaining to do, but one thing is for sure, they never went back to the
island in the midst again.