Save our whales

Last week we watched a BTN clip in a workshop that discussed the issue of whaling in our world today. The report showed us that thousands of whales are being killed in Japan for the blubber under their skin. This blubber is then being used by humans to make soap, perfume, make up and other unnecessary items. Many of the Grade 4 students felt outraged by this and so asked if we could do something to help stop excess whaling. Click on the link below to watch the BTN clip.

What do you think Australians can do to help this issue?

What do you think our government should do to help out?

If you could speak to whalers what would you say?

Thinking about harmony in our world

On Thursday 21st March Harmony Day will be celebrated by people all around the world. It is a good time for people to stop and think about the choices they are making and the kind of world they would like to live in.

What does the word harmony mean to you?

What is an example of harmony that you have seen in the world?

If you could choose a colour for harmony, what would it be? Why?

What would you like the world to be like in the future?

Tell my story

We have used the website Tagxedo to create a word cloud of a topic at the moment that many people are discussing. Can you guess which issue it is? Have a look below.

What do you think the issue is? Why do you think this?

Use the words to write down what you think is happening in relation to this story.

School Swimming- do you agree or disagree?

This week we started swimming at Noble Park Aquatic Centre. We are very excited to be swimming for the next 9 days! We found this BTN clip that talks about the issue of swimming in schools and whether every child in Australia should go swimming with their primary school. You can watch the BTN clip below and answer the following questions, we would love to see what your opinions are.

Do you agree or disagree that all schools should make students go swimming?

State your opinion in the comments section. Make sure you give three reasons why you believe that and examples to back up your reasons.