Where can you find an antelope the size of a rabbit, a snake that can fly, or a spider that eats birds?
All in tropical rainforests, of course!
This term the Eco Warriors of the Eco Club decided to spread the message throughout the school about just how important rainforests are and why we should fight to preserve them. We learned that the most important thing we can do to help is to tell others about the problems faced by our planet and what people can do to help.
Together with our Community Partners at Binh Tho, we learned all about rainforests and have been spending this term drawing animals and plants for a ‘Save the Rainforests’ display.
We learned that the Amazon is the world’s greatest rainforest and is home to the greatest variety of plants and animals on Earth. 1/5 of all the world's plants and birds and about 1/10 of all mammal species are found there. We were shocked to discover that the world's rainforests are currently disappearing at a rate of 6000 acres every hour (this is about 4000 football fields per hour)! We needed to spread the word quickly, so we held an assembly about rainforests and organised a Rainforest Art Competition. If you are interested in finding ways to help our planet - come along to Eco club and become a BIS HCMC Eco Warrior!
Ms Liz, Year 6 Teacher