Last week the Year 5’s were looking at different points of view and presenting their arguments to support this. They researched the Murray Daring Basin. In groups they looked at the point of view of the Farmers, Conservationists and Indigenous communities.
Here is a sample of their points of views:
“The water is not only our food and water its our life. If we look after the water the water will look after us. We don’t own the water the water owns us” – Haylee and Amy for the Indigenous community
“We don’t use more water than what is allocated to us, the cotton crops aren’t as thirsty as some people say. We are not the reason there is a shortage of water ” – Jasmine, Gisele and Prue for The Farmers
“The water in the Murray Darling basin is very important for many species of animals, if there is too much water being taken from the basin this is leading to animals dying and droughts. The policies are not looking at the scientific side of things which is that if there is a small part of the basin that has limited water it affects the whole river system and the plants and animals in it” – Piper, Jesse and Paige the Conservationists.
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