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Topical Tuesdays: Save the Oceans - KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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On 9 February, world leaders, scientists and environmental campaigners gathered in Brest, France, for a three-day conference called the One Ocean Summit. This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.

Are you getting bored with all this focus on the environment and climate change? Do you think that, really and truly, we all know what the problems are and what we should do about them? Or do you think that this is the greatest crisis facing the world today and we need to act now to reduce the chance of future disasters? Is it important to keep it at the forefront of our minds? What do you think?

Writing challenges
Write a short story following the journey of a plastic drinks bottle as it finds its way from the shop shelves to the sea.


Create a Dos and Don’ts list for shoppers, giving ideas of the choices they could make in the things they buy that could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste we create.

Write a fact file about the Pacific Garbage Patch. Detail where it is, how big it is and how it affects marine life.

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to https://schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.

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