This morning, the Grade 1’s and 2’s were visited by the amazing team at History box. They talked to us about what things were like in the past. From the 19th century to the 21st century, we looked at artefacts they used in schools and houses, as well as took part in activities such as different games played back then and writing with a pen and nib.
During Term Three we will be participating in a wonderful program set up by the Melbourne Zoo to help the Gorillas in the wild. As we know these animals are critically endangered due to habitat loss created by us -humans.
The program collects old mobile phones and recycles them. By reusing parts of the phones, resources found in the jungles are saved. The zoo also raises money from the phone recycling and that money is used to directly help the gorillas.
I am super excited about this program as it will give us an opportunity to take real action. As the world faces some critical problems we need to realise that everyone of us can make a difference.
Further information will be sent out in Term three but in the meantime start searching out those old phones and feel free to tell friends and neighbours about our endeavour so they can donate their old phones too.