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Recently, one of our Year Four students was so upset about rubbish and litter in the environment, she decided to go right to the top, and wrote a letter to the Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.
I decided to ask Orla what inspired her to write to the Prime Minister and what he suggested.
Here is what she said;
Mrs. Parrington: Orla, what made you so concerned about the amount of rubbish and litter in our environment?
Orla: I was worried that species (of animals) were dying and we need to keep them alive (by protecting the environment they live in).
Mrs. Parrington: Why did you decide to write to Kevin Rudd?
Orla: We were doing a letter writing activity and I wanted to write to Kevin Rudd.
Mrs. Parrington: Did he write back?
Mrs. Parrington: What did he say? Did he make any suggestions?
Orla: He thanked me for writing and he suggested some websites for me to look at. He suggested that the school could get involved in Clean Up Australia Day and the AuSSi program. He also entered me in a competition to get the carp out of the Barwon River.
Mrs. Parrington:Are you glad you wrote to the Prime Minister?
Orla:Yes, because it might even change the world
Mrs. Parrington: Would you recommend writing letters to people if you are concerned about an issue?
Orla: Yes, because it could change something or help people
Mrs. Parrington: Thanks very much Orla
Here are some of the suggestions made by Kevin Rudd about how we could get involved and make a difference to the environment and protect our animals.
Check out: The National Action Plan for Marine Debris at
Get involved with Clean Up Australia Day. Check out their website on www.cleanup.com.au
Hartwell Primary has signed up with the AuSSi program and are very excited to be getting started early in 2009.
Remember: Think Globally, Act Locally and reduce, reuse and recycle and put your rubbish where it belongs in the bin! 🙂