During our ‘Africa’ creative fortnight (blog post: ) we explored the animals of Africa and as part of this we looked at the endangered Rhinos there. We had a look at the WWF website and found some information about what had been happening to them and how bad the situation was. This sparked year 4 into action who asked if they could try and ‘adopt’ a rhino meaning that the money we gave the WWF could be used to help. Year 4 set to work creating posters, leaflets and video campaigns explaining why the Rhino’s needed help, what was happening and what they were trying to do. They then gave the information to friends and family to hope that they’d get enough donations to make a difference. After just 2 weeks there was success, enough money had been raised to adopt the Rhino, we were all very excited.
Our Rhino adoption information has now arrived explaining to us that the rhino we are helping is called ‘Lankeu’. As well as the information pack we also received a certificate and a teddy Rhino to remind us of the good we were doing. We (the year 4 teachers) decided that as a special treat each week we would choose a star of the week from across the whole year group; that child would get to take the teddy Lankeu home for the weekend and could photograph or draw all that he did. As well as this on Monday after their exciting weekend the child would blog about the adventures which Lankeu had with them.
Check out the posts and see what Lankeu has been up to here: http://bvsyear4.wordpress.com/category/lankeu/