Friday 18 May 2018

Electrical Safety Day May 17, 2018

On Thursday May 17th it was electrical safety day in British Columbia.  We were fortunate to have someone from BC Hydro come and teach us a few things about how to be safe around electricity.

The three most important lessons we learned when power lines are down are:

1. Look up and down for safety hazards.
2. Call 911 for help.
3. Stay at least 10 m away.

Did you know 10 m is about the length of a school bus.  It is also the distance we are standing away from our classroom door in the images below.

Electricity brings us many things, but it's also something we need to be careful with.

Salmon Release Day!

Last week we went on a field trip to the Tynehead Hatchery.  The teachers at the hatchery were wonderful and we learned a lot more about salmon in general and about the salmon we have been raising for the past four months.  After a learning session and a tour, it was time for us to release our babies back into the river so they can begin their journey to the ocean.  What a wonderful experience we had.

Once we were done at the hatchery we had a bit of snack and went on a nature walk.  One of our classmates took the lead and shared many interesting facts about what we were seeing.  Our walk was close to 2 km but we were so busy walking, learning, and having fun that we didn't complain at all.  In fact, it even started to rain and no one noticed.  What a wonderful way to spend a morning.