The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
This half term we will be reading the story of a daring tightrope walk.
In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky.
We will be trying to capture the magic of the event with a 1st person recount in role as Philippe Petit and then writing a contrasting recount as a witness watching the drama unfold.
We sent our responses to the book to Philippe Petit via twitter and were very excited to see that he had read and liked our tweet.
We enjoyed writing contrasting recounts of the 'Walk between thw towers'.
We wrote the version of events in role as Philippe Petit and tried to create a positive atmosphere. We then wrote a recount as an eye witness- the atmosphere in this writing was very different.
Have a read of some of our excellent writing.
Krishan (Philippe Petit)
We also wrote some fantastic kennings about Philippe Petit.