ALOHA, NI HOW, BONJOUR, hello. Last week the grade 6s went into the city to learn about “global connections”. We went to Sandridge Bridge, Vic Market, Art Gallery, Birring Marr and Fed Square. But that isn’t what this blog post is about.
In the city there are many different cultures and places to visit. The Vic Market there are different cultures like Greek, Chinese, French, Italian and AUSSIE. There are strange fruits, like papaya and different types of meat that you wouldn’t find in Coles or woolys.
Imagine you were taken out of your home and made to live in a small enclosure? 100s of animals are locked up kilometres away from their true homes in overseas countries. Zoos can be enjoyable for you and me but look at it from the other side of the enclosure. How would you feel?
Animals like Lions need to hunt for prey, in zoos they are given the food teaching them nothing about the skills you need to survive in the wild. When lions are taken out of the African jungle, the gazelles and zebras eat all the grass and birds they can get before the remaining lions, gazelles and zebras die from starvation. In zoos lions and tigers have around 18000 times less space in zoos then the wild. Besides Lions are known as “king of the jungle”, not “king of the cage”.
Some animals are transported in cages as small as small as 4 metres squared and kept in quarantine for weeks. When animals are in zoos they cannot hunt and get barely enough exercise before going lazy and fat. I know most people think zoos are “educational” and teaches people about wild animals, but how do you get “educated” by watching animals in captivity, far away from their home. Anyway most visitors only spend a few minutes at each enclosure.
Animals can’t live their “normal” life e.g. Birds get their wings clipped so they can’t fly as far as they would in their natural habitat. In animals natural habitat they wouldn’t be people’s garbage outside their enclosure and snobby people staring at them. Besides I wouldn’t want to eat an empty chip packet.
Now surely you would agree that zoos don’t need to be here as they just imprison animals. HARAMBE.
Today was Election Day. The grade 4s,5s and 6s voted for the year 6 party’s. If your group won you could talk to the principal and vice principal about fundraising for your policy’s.
Free Fun Friday came first with 111 votes after 7 counts, using the preferential voting system. My political party was called PRO, we came third overall with 59 out of 210 votes.
I think that we came third because we gave out a lot of information and listed specifically what we wanted to do and how we can do it. We came first in our class though so I’m happy
I chose to do my cereal box presentation on Charlie Sutton. I think he shows the Australian qualitys, A strong belief in fair play and a strong sense of mateship.
Today we finished our class novel ‘The Night They Stormed Eureka’. This is the work I did in the book.
The questions I were :What happened with the Hotel? Why did it end that way?
In the next few weeks the grade 6’s have to read a picture story to our prep buddies class. My goal is to read louder with enthusiasm.