About a month ago on a Tasmanian beach, a thirteen year old girl called Hannah was surfing with her cousin Syb. A Great White Shark came up and pulled her into the water. The shark took a huge chunk out of her surfboard. The surfboard is a reminder to Hannah that she is lucky to be alive. She had to have 200 stitches up her leg.
Some people think that we should cull sharks because there have been an increase in shark attacks. There were two other shark attacks before this one. One was at Bondi Beach and the other at Sydney Harbour. At fish and chip shops the main fish is shark so maybe it’s revenge.
But some people think this may not be a good idea because sharks are just trying to stay alive eating things and they think that we are invading their territory. It isn’t their fault is what most people think.
Hannah says when she is well again she will continue to surf and she hopes that the shark will stay alive.
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Recently a number of people have been attacked by sharks. Some people suggest that sharks should be culled. Continue reading
A thirteen year old girl has been attacked by a shark on the coast of Tasmania. Being biten in the leg while her cousin punched the shark’s nose untill it released its grasp. Her cousin put her on his board and paddled in for safety.
Soon after arriving at the hospital she had 200 stitches in her leg. She did not want anything to happen to the shark and wanted it to be left alone. she said
”I do not want the shark to be harmed I was in its territory and im sorry for that”
she also wishes to get back on her board as soon as possable.
I think she was very brave and strong and as for her cousin she is very lucky for him to be there at that time, and he was willing to do anything to get here to safety.
I hope that the girl is safely back on her board in no time
Tyson Montague 6A
The disaster that struck Victoria and the rest of Australia on the 7th of Febuary called ’Black Saturday’. It was truly a black day where people lost there lives or lost eveything they owned. Every one has been shocked and truly devastaded.
The people who fell victim to this tragerty have not been alone they have been helped by friends, family and strangers they have never even seen in there lives. I know that this was horrifically bad day but it was great to see that Australia can really come togeather and fix these problems.
The amount of people who died were not nearly as great as the amount of people who help. It just shows that in a time like this, people say to themselves they have to stop thinking about the people that have fallen victim to this tragetey but they have now started helping people in need.
They have helped people by setting up stalls and setting up tents, but the people who are there are not the only ones helping. People have now said that if can’t go there so i should donate my spare clothes and buy food or animal food and send it to them. It is truly a great thing and everyone is pitching in and it is so great to see people not charging for this, the only thing they get is a great feeling and i think when it happens it’s greater then any other thing in the world.
There was also a day of mouring to show the people who are victims to this horrible day how much they care about there fellow Australians and this day was like a big funeral but also to say that these cfa (fire fighters) and policeman to tell them they are heroes even if they don’t know it.
So with Black Saturday now in the past, we need to think towards the future, we as a nation should band together to help these people rebuild not only their homes but also their lives.
Recently a girl was attack by a shark whyle furfing with her cousin. Hanah was sitting on her board when she was attacked. Her cousin saw her bobbing up and down and her came to the rescue and saved her.
Both Hannah and her cousin got out alive. Hannah came out of hospital with tow hundred stistchs. Hannah is dettermined to surf again.
Some people want to cull them so the risk is low. I think they should cull fifty each year. More people have died from thier own pets then sharks.
The recent bush fires that have been in Victoria have effected many families in many different ways.
More than 200 people have been killed in the tragic bush fires and the death toll still may rise. Many people have lost their homes or loved ones. Victoria hasn’t suffered from a bush fire as tragic as this one since Ash Wednesday on 16 February 1983. This horrific fire on Saturday 7 February 2009 has been named Black Saturday.
On Sunday 22 February a National Day Of Mourning was held to remember the people that have lost their lives in the fire and to praise all the volunteers and firefighters for their amazing work.
Many people have given huge support and generous donations which will be a great help for the bush fire victims.
It makes me feel happy to see so many people helping the victims of the fires.
Kayla C 6A
On Sunday the 11th of January 2009. Hannah Mighall was surfing at Bailey’s Rocks off Binalong Bay in eastern Tasmania with her cousin, who was visiting from Coolangatta in Queensland.
All of a sudden she saw a massive shadow, and realized it had to be a shark. The 5 metre long Great White took a massive bite of her leg, and pulled her under several times. The water was turning red, her cousin Syb Mundy, rushed over to save her. He punched the shark in the head until it let go of Hannah. The shark then took a bite from the board . Syb got Hannah on his board and paddled into to shore. The shark followed until it got shallow. Hannah was then was taken to Hobart Hospital. She was given plastic surgery on her right leg. Senior Sergeant Jason Elmer of St Helens Police said “She was really clam, she was brave, probably in a little bit of shock. There was no tears”.
Hannah said ” It pulled away from me and I looked down and saw this black thing coming back up at me again it was massive, it didn’t look real”.
I think she is very lucky to be alive. And i hope she will be back in the water some day.
By Jon Ristrom 6A
Great White Sharks are one of australia’s most feared animals. an insperational story of how a teenage tasmainian girl called Hannah and her cousin Syb overcame this fear. Hannah and Syb where surfing when Hannah saw a dark shadow coming for her. The five ft. shark came up for a bite and took a big chank out of her surf board.
Also badly injuring her leg. Syb dived in the water for the shark punching it in the head until it let go. Looking around in the bloody water he found Hannah strugiling to keep afloat. he helped Hannah onto his surf board and paddled in. He then called an ambulance. Hannah had over 200 hundred stiches! Hannah said she didn’t want the shark killed. She said that she was in it’s territory and it had a right to attack her. She said she will still be surfing when her leg get’s better. Shark attacks have been happening at the famous Bondi Beach.
Around about 16 shark attaks happen a year. Shark attaks are a really unfortunate thing and i think Hannah is really lucky to survive. The morell of the story is when ever you go surfing go with a friend.
The kid Olympics were held in Sydney this year. Thirty countries competed in seventeen events. The athletes were aged between thirteen to nineteen. The kids even got to stay in the athletes village.Australia won over two-hundred and fifty medals. In the past years over seventy kids have gone throught to the
Olympics after competing in the kids olympics. This event was so successful that the Olympic Committee have decided to hold their own one next year in Singapore.
I believe that this event is a very good idea and gives kids a chance to prove that they are good enough to be in the Olympics.