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Key Stage 3 Explore Treasure Island

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The students in the formal pathway have been studying Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Jim Hawkins is the main character, the protagonist who seeks an adventure aboard the Hispaniola Ship to find Captain Flint’s treasure. Students learn more about Jim Hawkins and how the character overcomes the unruly pirates who are influenced by pirate Long John Silver. In response to learning about the story which is set on an island, the students decided to create islands using a range of media. Through discussions, reading the story and role play the students created their own island which they named Sunset Island. If Jim Hawkins landed on Sunset Island he would discover:

  • Tall palm tree
  • Rough sea
  • Hot sand
  • Rocky mountain

In contrast some students recreated Treasure Island and the Hispaniola ship using Lego. Can you spot the pirate who walked the plank! 

Pupil Voice

JW – If I was on an island I would be strong and tough like Long John Silver.

HA – I think I would be scared on an island by myself just like Ben Gunn who was marooned on Skelton Island for 3 years!

IH – If I sailed on the Hispaniola I would be the captain and be in charge.

World Book Day Free Book Tokens

Dear Parent / Carer,

This year World Book Day has gone digital for secondary schools!

Download your free £1 book token here To use it, simply take the voucher along to your local participating retailer to claim either your free £1 book, or to claim £1 off a different, full priced book*.

The book token barcode can either be scanned from your phone/tablet screen or printed out and shown in-store. Please check with your local bookseller before visiting if they can accept the barcode on mobile devices.

* you can swap your £1 token for any of the World Book Day books or get £1 off a full price title any full price book or audiobook (as long as the book or audiobook costs at least £2.99 at participating booksellers).

If students have any difficulties, please ask Miss Blairs.

Kind regards and happy reading!

Melland High School

For the full list of £1 books, visit, for full terms visit

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Melland High School
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
Ofsted CEOP