In English, we have been studying The Island, a book by Armin Greder, about a man who is washed up on an island to be discovered by the local inhabitants. The book deals with the themes of immigration and prejudice with the fisherman coming across as the most ambivalent character. In the book he argues for the stranger to stay, but his motivations don’t always appear to have the stanger’s interests at heart. Rowan class were asked to write their own persuasive speech from the point of view of the fisherman. Here is some of the children’s work.