YR 7 English Task:Only Ten

YR 7 English Task:Only Ten
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  • Only Ten is a short story about a boy named Hussein. He was a child soldier forced to do things no one should experience. This story shows the growth of a young child beginning to trust when he has lost everything.
  • 'ONLY TEN' CHARACTER : PEARL  JASMYN ROJO YEAR 7 ENGLISH MRS NASH
  • Pearl and Bruce are mucking around with Hussein in the playground...
  • '' Stop it, Bruce, you'll hurt someone.''
  • ''Alvays ready for ze attack, eh, inspektor.....''
  • Pearl begins to call Hussein, his real name instead of 'The Shah' because she sees him in a new light.
  • ''Hi Shah, watcha doing? this is Suzy she's three...''
  • ''See? It's growing. They're all growing.''
  • In this storyboard I am focusing on the growth of a young girl called Pearl who tries to see and understand the new kid (Hussein) before judging him. 
  • Pearl comforts Hussein at the school swimming carnival.
  • Pearl and Bruce are playing around with Hussein when Bruce attacks Hussein with a ruler. ''The ruler struck The Shah on the collarbone with a dull wack and clattered to the ground.'' ''I am a soldier'' The Shah said, and walked away. 
  • Suzy is killed on-scene on a road crossing. Pearl, her mum and dad are all extremely upset.
  • Pearl sees Hussein in the plant nursery when he is crying he is so happy. 'His cheeks are shining'.  They chat for a while and then she leaves. Pearl is beginning to see Hussein in a different/new perspective.
  • Pearl begins recovery.
  • Hussein gets frightened because he is reminded of his past life/home. Pearl comforts him with a smile. This shows that Pearl is beginning to accept Hussein and understand him.
  • Pearl has two days off school because her younger sister, Suzy, gets killed when she gets hit by a truck on a road crossing and when she gets back to school ….
  • Hussein comforts Pearl when she goes back to school. He takes her by the hand, squeezes it and smiles a little. They then walk off together. Pearl soon recovers and with the help of Hussein slowly rejoins life as normal. Pearls recovery is a story of bravery and happiness, in times of need she helped others so they helped her in return.
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