December 1

Crisis Getting Worse

Apparently, bottled water is a step further to solving our environmental crisis. That’s debatable! As we consume the product, we don’t think about where it ends up.incredibly, it takes more than a lifetime to deteriorate. It’s been proven that tap water is usually healthier and has more flavour to it. So it’s pointless buying an expensive drink… when it’s basically free from the tap. unbelievable amounts of gasses are let out to harm our atmosphere, just so we can put water in a plastic container!

November 11

SURVIVING MELBOURNE’S WEATHER

When you believe it’s safe go outside…Melbourne weather strikes again!  It dramatic and suddenly changes,and destroys your fun. Surviving and predicting this weather can be a hassle. I Personally don’t enjoy the forecast as it disturbs and annoys me.  It is a challenge that ruins your schedule and delays most things.  It is harsh and distracting to our lives. At the moment it’s sunny but don’t be fooled because this is…MELBOURN WEATHER!

Down by the Sea, Setting Sun, Huanchaco Geraint Rowland via Compfight

November 4

Climate Change Response

Unfortunately, us humans have already affected our important Ozone layer with all our dirty pollution, so why are we still contributing , to ruin our world?! It is proven that our horrible greenhouse gasses are slowly changing our weather pasterns. Climate change is now taking  it’s act on the rising sea levels and the Arctic ice melting. So what I’m trying to say is, it will have a heavy impact sooner or later!….

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November 4

Saving the Reef

It has come to my attention that the Great Barrier Reef is very so slightly fading. It is one of the unique and entertaining creations on earth. Due to and economic boom in Australia, the government has decided to mine under the sea bed. We have located an important and expensive type of gas, worth a lot of dollars. We are digging up near the reef and interfering with it’s wildlife. Sure it creates a lot of bills but so does tourism. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef gets around 2.19 million tourist a day! It’s an astonishing place that defiantly tops my bucket list. Why don’t we recognize we’re so lucky to have such an Icon?

October 15

Biomes

One of nature’s finest is the vast rain forest. It’s packed with wonderful and bizarre animals that contribute to the ecosystem. It’s so unpredictable with it’s weather, although it’s unpredictable it  follows such a simple pattern, Rain, Heat and humidity. It’s simple but so harsh. The animals living in this biome have adapted to such a hard life. With exotic and dangerous animal lurking in the canopies you don’t know what to expect. Unfortunately, due to us destructive humans, acres of rain forest in plummeting with heaps of deforestation. This has already affected a variety of animals, but if it keeps going…it’ll bite back. Without the trees supplying healthy oxygen us humans will breakdown. So, respect what lives in this tropical or subtropical masterpieces, and the rain forest itself.

October 9

Transit Guide

Today two local leaders came to our school to discuss issues and to give us knowledge about public transport. To Get us seniors ready for high school they taught us etiquette and behaviour when travelling. They were intelligent with the videos they gave us. They distracted us and then gave a meaning that we all fully understood. After teaching us nearly all they know, the two Whitehorse Councillors gave us situation to get ourselves out of.  It was challenging  meaning but good fun at the same time. Now I feel ready for public transport as I know the safe sides to stay on and what not to do.  It was a great start to our day and I highly recommend it to others. We are very thankful to have these kind people come, and Overall it was a good thing our school set up for us.

1974 Eastern Counties BusCreative Commons License Phil Parker via Compfight

October 8

How Baboons have Adapted to Change

A unique specie of primate have recently adapted to the harsh fruit in the boiling grasslands of Kenya…the Olive Baboons.

The patient anthropologists in Shirley Strum has been closely following these animals for a long 42 years. She has seen the dramatic changes to the outskirts of the towns and how degraded they now are. Against the odds, the baboons have demonstrated pure genius to overcome such a powerful…fruit! The prickly pear is one of the toughest and roughest creatures around. If eaten it viciously kills you. The intelligent baboons role the dangerous fruit onto the dirt to scrape off the prickles. However, the baboons wouldn’t have had  to modify their diet if it wasn’t for us greedy, land hungry humans. The population in Kenya has significantly grown. In the last two decades Kenya’s human population has doubled. Our sometimes silly and disgraceful actions to purchase and take land we don’t need, nearly wiped out this beautiful species.  

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September 15

Bike Poem

As I, Michael perched myself on the stool

I searched for a bright new bicycle, that will do!

As I found my beloved new machine

I gazed how it was so clean

 

I reached for the bike

Then thought about going on strike

How much for a simple tool…

That makes me drool


I must go work

Then I’ll be back with a cheeky smirk

Cause I’ll bring bills

Then I’ll be riding down those hills

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September 11

Fair For Justice

Today our school participated in a program to support Bahay Tuluyan. Our school made stalls and  put food and other fun filled stuff to entertain people. Our school has been supporting Bahay Tuluyan’s campaign for many years now and always try to beat the total of money the previous year. We all contributed and our class got the best stall of them all…the chocolate throw!!!! I had probably the most throws than anyone, 25?!?! This is a great awareness program our school does,  I hope now that I’ve shared this, your school will join us. The money we raise will help the unfortunate children in the Philippines and give them a better view of life. It is important that we help the needy and after we calculate the grand total it will give them enough money for a rice field. Soon enough, we might be able to end poverty in those helpless countries.

On a Day to Day Basis Michelle Brea via Compfight

September 3

Phar lap

Phar Lap was a very unique horse who became a champion. Phar Lap dominated Australian racing winning a Melbourne Cup, two Cox Plates and AJC derby, and 19 other Weight for Age races. In his final race before death Phar Lap won Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico, which was record time. He achieved much in his short lived life, [1926-1932] after mysteriously succumbing to illness. Suddenly he was dead, an autopsy had to be done. The autopsy reveled his intestines and stomach were inflamed leading many to think he was poisoned…on purpose. As it was long ago they couldn’t identify infection but in 2000 scientist  studies showed that bacteria was flourishing in his organs. Recently in 2006 many scientist overruled there previous decision and found a large dose of arsenic which is extremely toxic. So who’s side of the fence are you on, the only thing we can be certain on, is that Phar Lap was a true legend.

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