Longlevens Junior

Y5 English 2021-2022

Over the year, Year 5 would like to share some of our wonderful work, activities and displays from each of our book studies. 

'The Man Who Walked Between the Towers'

by Mordicai Gerstein.


This amazing picture book shares the story of a daring tightrope walk between two skyscrapers - a real-life event when French aerialist, Phillippe Petit, threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Centre, New York and spent an hour walking, dancing and performing tricks at a height of a quarter of a mile in the sky.   

First activity: Can we walk on a line painted on the playground?  Answer: We found it very difficult so it was hard for us to imagine the challenge that Phillippe Petit faced!



Second activity: Let's walk 30cm off the ground on a SLACKLINE!  Our challenge was set up between two trees on our school field.  Imagine being 417m high while walking on a wire like Petit!  Being 30cm off the ground was challenging enough.