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Red Beach School

Gilshennan Reserve Pollution Investigation

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This project tied in with the topic we were studying - an inquiry on how we could care for our local environment.  We decided to do investigate pollution in a park near our school, Gilshennan Reserve.  We wanted to find out if it is polluted, and if so, to what extent?  Gilshennan Reserve is special to us because it is close to our school; close to where many of us live; our school syndicate was planning to take a trip there to possibly clean it up; it is named after someone in our community.  Our class is an 'Adventure Classroom' with seven computers, and we do lots of class work using different ICT tools and computer software.  Our group was chosen to take part in this website project as an extension of the work we have already done in class.  We are very proud of what we have accomplished!



Written Language

Transactional Writing, Level 2; Thinking Critically, Processing Information, Levels 1 and 2

Visual Language

Presenting, Level 2; Thinking Critically, Processing Information, Levels 1 and 2

Social Studies

Strand B - Culture and Heritage, Level 2

Strand C - Place and Environment, Levels 2 and 3

Strand D - Time, Continuity and Change, Levels 2 and 3


Making Sense of the Living World, Level 2

Making Sense of the Material World, Level 2

Making Sense of Planet Earth and Beyond, Level 2


Strand B - Level 2, (#5, 6abc)


Essential Skills

Communication, Information, Problem-solving, Self-management and Competitive, Social and Co-operative, Work and Study