After a few hours in the car, you, your group and Curious Kiwi arrive at your first stop – The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. It is a beautiful, regional park located at the base of the Southern Alps. You and your group get out of the van and follow Curious Kiwi. He is going to lead you on a short walk through the park. As you start walking, you notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and you stop to take a closer look. When you turn back, the group (and Curious Kiwi) is nowhere to be found. Eek! You are all alone in the middle of a strange forest.
For this activity write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next. Please be sure to include lots of details about what you might be feeling, seeing and doing after you realise that you are all alone in the forest...
No way! It can’t be…
Hey guys, look at that tree over there, it looks just like Bruno Mars...only greener, and more wood-like. Guys? Hey guys?
I turn back to see that no-one is behind me. I can’t even hear any other voices, no footsteps. Surely, I can’t have moved that far from the group. I was just excited about this tree. Actually, the more I look at it close up, it looks just like every other tree here.
My heart starts to beat a little faster, my eyes flit this way and that, hoping to catch a glimpse of Curious Kiwi’s hi-vis vest. I am surrounded by the sounds of the bush. I am starting to panic. I hate being alone in the dark. It feels cold here in the forest, I don’t like the idea of staying here in the dark forest, alone. I begin to cry. I don’t know what else to do, if I try to walk back the way I think I came, I could get more lost.
I say a little prayer hoping that someone will find me soon, I don’t want to be stuck here. As soon as I finish my prayer, I begin to feel better. I know that I am going to be fine.