Thursday, 10 January 2019

SLJ ~ W2 D5 A1/2/3 The Black Drain

SLJ ~ Day 5: Wasting Away

Activity 1: Off the menu
Is it fair to be charged upto $100 000 for overfishing?
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Personally, I think that this question is very interesting because there are a lot of pros and cons about this fishing situation. For me I think I am feeling a little in between about whether it’s fair or not. I think that I am feeling in between because from the articles I have read recently it’s no good to overfish because of the amount of fish they are taking is way to far. Adding onto that statement I learned that once there was way too much folks who caught too much fish in one area that they did not have enough fish for others! That is really sad. Now they have to start charging people if they are caught overfishing in a particular area. I think that what they should do is still keep those areas nice and clear but bring the fine down a little bit more or just make them pay for how much fish they took from the restricted area. Therefore I think that I’m am ok with what they are choosing to do but I’d rather go with my idea to fix this overfishing issue.
Activity 2: Black Train
Polluted Rivers!

There are many polluted rivers in our New Zealand area. Some of these problems are due to people either not choosing to look after our area or farmers who are not making the right choices. In this presentation I am talking about two polluted rivers in New Zealand. I’ve also talked about in this presentation is how far they are doing and if? What they are doing to help the river improve. It’s funny because half way through this task I realised that I have seen one of those rivers (The Ruamahanga River).
Activity 3: Faded Glory
Save the Great Barrier Reef

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  1. The first thing I would do to save the Great Barrier Reef is create a huge Great Barrier Reef theme water park. This will help people get to know more about the reef and why we need to keep it but in a fun and exciting way! The water park will fun and educational for kids and also a great water park for parents to relax and get to know more about the Great Barrier Reef. This will be great in New Zealand because it’s very hot and sunny nowadays. Finally all money will be collected and sent to the Australian Government.
  2. Secondly, Haunted houses have been really popular lately so I decided to create a Haunted Sea House. I know it sounds kinda weird but hear be out! The haunted house will be about a old man who used to study a lot about the reef but died from drowning. (This is all fake). This haunted house will be a easy $2 entry. By lowering the price it will help lure in the folks therefore we can fund raise more cash and send it to Aussie!
  3. Finally, the last thing I would do to help fund raise for the Great Barrier Reef is Skydiving. It’s not just going to be a random skydiving place it’s going to be next to the Great Barrier Reef. I selected this idea because when the visitors come to skydive they get a thrilling experience but not only that visitors get to have a beautiful view of the reef from high above. As always all the money can go to the Australian government to help this problem!
Task Description: Today for SLJ the title is called The Black Drain. These activities were based on the sea and rivers. The first task was about overfishing. We were asked to share what we think if charging people for overfishing up to $100 000 is fair. The second task was about water based pollution. There are many polluted rivers in New Zealand that we have to take care of. For the task we had to find two polluted rivers in New Zealand then write about what they have been working on to fix the problem. The final task was about the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The reef is said to be slowly dying and the government are paying a lot to fix this problem. Our task was to write down three different ways that we can fund raise to help save the Great Barrier Reef. I hope you enjoyed today's tasks! Make sure to stay tune for more posts.


  1. Hey Amelia,

    Incredible blogging! I am surprised on how well your doing and how much effort you are putting into your amazing work. I really enjoyed reading the presentation about polluted rivers in New Zealand. I'd have to say you are doing a wonderful job. The way you presented the presentation and having the Pollution + the Solution of how there going to help fix it is definetly something, I haven't seen before. Do you know any other rivers you know that's polluted in New Zealand? Overall fantastic work, hope to see more blogging from you incredibly soon. Thanks for the post.


  2. Hey there Amelia, it's Billy here from the Summer Learning Journey team. Thank you for completing another set of activities. It's terrific to see that you have been working so hard over the summer break.

    I've enjoyed reading your post about whether or not people should be fined $100,000 if they get caught over fishing. I like how you have discussed both sides of the argument. I think that people should only be fined if they are over fishing on a large, commercial scale, meaning they are selling it onto other people. If people continue to over fish then eventually our oceans will depleted of life. It would be such a shame to go to your local fish and chip shop and not be able to buy fish.

    Have you ever been fishing before?

    Thanks, Billy.

  3. Kia ora Amelia,
    Activity 2: The Black Drain: You did an outstanding job here! I liked how you use the Google slide to present your answer as this provide a great method to organise your text in a way that is much more appealing to your readers and also the use of images help your post to become more visual and engaging, well done!

    Activity 3: Faded Glory: You manage to gather a very creative and big scale range of ideas to help fund raising to protect the Great Barrier Reef, way to go! I specially liked your idea of create a fun park because that could bring awareness to the issue and educate people about initiatives that can be taken in order to preserve this ecosystem. Well done!
    Keep up with your amazing work!
    Kia Kaha,