On Saturday 7th of February, Victoria was hit with terrible bushfires. Saturday was classified as an Extreme Fire Danger Day, It wasn’t an Extreme Fire Danger Day it was a Catastrophic Fire Danger Day. This why they have put a new fire system in place.
The new system is managed by the weather beuro they decide on the rating. The levels are Low, Moderate, High, Very High, Extreme and Catastrophic ( CODE RED). On CODE RED Days people are encuraged to leave their homes the night before or early that morning. To decide on the rating they take into consideration the heat, the humidity, the wind and how dry the ground is.
On CODE RED Days schools are closed depending on where they are. Most schools are closed because of the danger and then if it is a CODE RED Day you are supposed to be out of there anyway. Some students believe that it would be safer at school in the city surronded by people. Parents aren’t to happy because they have to take the day off work to care for their child.
Do you think this new system will work once we all get used to it?
By Lizzie 6c
Have you ever lost your parents in a major shopping centre? Imagine that feeling but a million times worse. This is how sailors that are lost at sea or stuck in a freak storm must feel. Except this time you can’t go to the front desk and ask them to call your parents to collect you. You are stuck until someone comes to rescue you. Most countries have agreed that if they find a sailor or boat in distress they will rescue them.
Around each country there is an area that it is that countries area to be responsible for. The areas that aren’t anyones are called International waters so anyone can be there and anyone can rescue anyone. When the Titanic was going down the Carpathia came and rescued many of the passengers. If a boat comes near a troubled boat or sailor they are required to help them.
When you are rescued you are usally taken to the nearest port. When it is a boat full of Asylum seekers should it be taken to the country it came from or the country it’s heading to? That is why the Asylum seekers who were on a boat in the ocean in Indonesian waters are where they were found.
I think Ayslum seekers that are found in Indonesian waters should be returned to Indonesia until the Governments come to an agreement on what to do with the people on board.
What do you they should do with the Ayslum seekers?
By Lizzie 6c
Recently, There has been a massive debate over whether or not advertising junk food in the middle of childrens shows should be banned. Many people believe that this is majorly effecting the increasing rate of obesity. Did you know that 3 in 10 people are overweight or obese.
If they keep advertising junk food when kids are watching T.V because they will get in a bad habit and stay overweight. This can cause heart disease, Diabeties and cancer.
Australian Cummunications and Media Authorities (ACMA) have decided to keep showing the ads in the middle of childrens shows. Though they have limits the way they use famous people and cartoon characters to sell junk food.
But the Health Authorities want it banned all together ACMA have no proof that the ads are contributing to the increasing rate of obesity.
Health organisations are fighting to stop all advertising of junk food from 6pm to 9pm every night of the week.
When the ads come on the T.V we can all go ‘yum, yum,yum’ but in the end it is up to our parents to say whether we can eat it or not. So the ads aren’t increasing the rate of obesity if anyone is it would be your parents.
This is my opinion.
Hospital Art is just like any other art. The only thing different about it is instead of putting it on the fridge or on the wall it is put up in Hospitals. The Operation Art Project is art by kids for kids.
The children entered in the compettition have and either or friends in hospital or have been in hospital themselves. One child entered the compettition had been in hospital and his sister had cancer.
It’s a fantastic idea to have artwork in the childrens ward. If you have ever been in hospital to visit or because you’ve been unwell you will know how boring it is. All the walls are white and it’s gloomy. It would so much happier if there was some colour around. Artwork makes people happy because it brings colour to the rooms instead of te children looking at a plan wall 24-7
It’s suprising how much of a difference artwork can make.
By Lizzie 6c