Please watch my video below explaining the task (you can watch this as many times as you need to):

The YouTube link below takes you to the film clip that you need to watch. Remember not to watch beyond 12 minutes. NOTE TO PARENTS: This film carries a 12 certificate – if your child wants to watch it all at any point, they would need permission from you to do this.

Please click the link below to access the PDF version of Great Expectations. You will need to read Chapter 5, page 51 – 60 up to where is says:

‘Convicts! Runaways! Guard! This way for the runaway convicts!’ Then both voices would seem to be stifled in a struggle, and then would break out again.

You may wish to begin your writing with this extract from the original text.


Good luck with this task; remember you’ve got until we return to school to complete it. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Take care everyone.

Mrs FitzGerald