Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey

For this activity, I had to read about a place called Farewell Spit. It was in the news recently where some whales accidentally swam into the spit and got stuck on the beach. They couldn’t swim back out to the sea because the water they were in was to shallow. The local people tried to save them, but sadly many of them died. I have to describe what the local people did to try and save the whales. The locals did these things:

  • Pour buckets of water on the whales
  • Put wet towels/cloths on the whales
  • They also filled bowls, chilly bins, water bottles, pots with water and poured the water over the beached whales


  1. Hi Daniel,
    I am also up to completing this activity. I feel sad of what happened to the whales, but I feel good of what the community did to help.

  2. Hi Daniel,
    I am glad that people helped the whales. I like how you have told what happened to the whales. It's sad when many of the whales died. You are a star. Keep this great work up!

  3. Hello Daniel, it is really great to see that people are doing anything they can and are trying their best to save the whales. You are doing a really great job and I can't wait to see more activities.

  4. Hi Daniel. Great blogpost. I like how you have added bullet points and a colon to show that you're writing a list. It's sad to find out that whales are dying from things like this. Keep up the great work.

  5. Kia ora Daniel,

    It's really sad that these whales are washing up and getting stranded, it seems un fair, being an accident! Do you think you would get involved in helping them if you could??


  6. Hi Daniel,
    I like that you explained what the local people did to try and save the whales. Well Done!