Year: 2024

Littering is bad for our environment.

Hello and today I am going to talk about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and rubbish and why it is bad for bird’s, fish, turtles and more.

Why do we litter? People often litter because they are too lazy to find a bin or take their rubbish home. Littering is bad for the environment because when you litter then all that litter gets blown into drains. Did you know that 80% of plastic from land ends up in the sea!

Every afternoon Room 6 picks up rubbish and over ten days we have picked up about 500 pieces of rubbish, including plastic. We all know how bad plastic is for our environment because it never decomposes or reduces. It has a bad effect on our sea animals if they eat it or if they get tangled up in it, like in fisherman’s netting.   

 

Our Sailing Day

Hello my name is Spencer and have you ever been sailing before because, luckily I have. Today I will be talking about Room 6 and Room 7 going sailing – so enjoy. Last Thursday, Room 6, Room 7, and the teachers were excited before we went to Panmure Basin for our sailing experience. 

 

Before the bell went, we barged out the gates and marched to the lagoon and when we walked past the boxing centre, my friend Pyro thought we were going to the boxing centre.

 

When we got there we had to walk like 10 miles – it felt like HELL!!! I was low on energy, legs hurting and it was painful When we got to the lagoon basin we listened to the teachers named Steph, Blair and Ellie.

 

Soon Room 7 went on the water first and we learned about some stuff like pulleys, the boom, knots in ropes, engines, sails and more things.

 

After Room 7 had finished on the water, it was our turn to sail. At first I didn’t have a partner to go with so I went with Steph in the speedboat. It was fun going fast. Later I swapped with Paula and went with Kava. I jumped over the side into the water which was very salty.

 

I struggled to walk back up the hill to school but I was very happy to walk through the school gates and get to class. It was a great day.