by Gareth Hughes
On Wednesday I had the awesome opportunity to speak to a class of 8 year olds at Eastern Hutt School about Maui’s dolphins. It was such a great day, while I was there I got to listen to their poetry and see all the effort they have put in to raising awareness and wanting to make a difference.
Everyone did such an amazing job and I thought it’d be good to share a couple of their poems:
Dolphins squirming frantically in the nets,
Trying to break free!
Mother’s desperately wanting to save their babies.
Unfortunately some are unlucky and get caught,
In the nets.
Tragically they drown with their families.
Their tails in the air trying to get help,
And get rescued.
By Dolphin Carers
(Hope B., Mitchell, David and Holly)
Extinction will be forever.
Please, please, ban the gill fishing nets.
Save the Maui and Hector dolphins!
Use rods, not nets!
Don’t you know you’re killing dolphins too!
Don’t stop helping, start helping!
Their extinction will come back to us.
Stop littering because it’s not only killing fish, it’s killing dolphins too!
Help us save them, NOW!
By The Life Creatures
(Carelize, Brooke, Aime and Kieran)
It’s so neat to see how no matter what your age anyone can get involved. Check out this great video the class made. Maui Dolphins are such a beautiful creature and as an endangered species we must do all we can to protect them.
Great work guys!