Roald Dahl biography(MATTHEW)

October 29, 2017

ROALD DAHL 1916-1990

General information

Name: Roald Dahl

Birth date:13th September 1916

Birth Place:   Wales but his parents were Norwegian

Death:23rd November 1990(aged 74)

Death place: Oxford,England

Early Life

As a child Roald Dahl would spend his holidays in Oslo-visiting his grandparents.Sadly, at the age of four his Father passed away. Dahl  received his earliest education at Llandaff  Cathedral School .But when his Principal gave him a beating for pulling a practical joke, his Mum sent him to St Peters (A British boarding school). Roald later transferred to a Private School called Repton where he finally graduated. At school writing wasn’t  his strong point.

Jobs

In WWII Roald was a fighter pilot in a Gloster Gladiator in which in a battle over Libya he crashed into a desert , he also worked at a Shell Gas Station in Africa. Also in WWII Dahl was a spy passing intelligence from Washington to M16

Interesting facts

Roald Dahl invented over 250 new words .In  1971 a real man named Willy Wonka wrote to him-he was a postman from Nebraska-which is how he got the name for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory ,in fact he got a lot of names and ideas from real people he got Sophie from the BFG from his Granddaughter called  Sophie and the Grandma from the The Witches was based on his mum.

 


October 29, 2017

i am soooo exited for halloween!!!!!

i am going to be a dead zombie school girl and my mum is going to use special glue to create a scar effect around my neck. I’m also having dried blood around my mouth and my face will be greeny grey. my mum is a makeup artist so that is really good for halloween.

i am going trick or treating(like most people) and i am really exited about it.

i wonder what sweets i will get!!!!!! i hope i get some sour sweets!!!!

By Erin B


Biography on Harry Kane (By Sammy)

October 29, 2017

Harry Edward Kane was born on the 28th of July 1993 in Walthanstow in north east London.

Kane made his first team debut for Tottenham Hotspur on the 25 August 2011 in the UEFA  Europa League.

Kane spent time on loan at various clubs before establishing himself in the first team.

In 122 league appearances for Tottenham Kane has scored  86 goals.

Teddy Sheringham (former Tottenham and England striker) was Kane’s childhood hero. Kane also went to the same school as David Beckham.

In the last three seasons Kane has became one of the world’s top strikers,winning the golden boot two seasons in a row.

 

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DIY pumpkin ideas (by lola)

October 29, 2017

1.using a drill (by using a drill you can create neat and different shaped holes without much effort)

2.paper mache  (by using different patterned fabrics you can paper mache them onto a pumpkin to create a cool and colourful design)

3.using glitter (by using glitter you can apply glue to your pumpkin then take any colour glitter you want and with a brush lightly dab all over to create a very sparkly pumpkin)

4.pearls (by using pearls you can stick them on in any order possible to create a good and easy pumpkin)

5.paint (by painting the pumpkin you can do any design you want without having to make a big mess)

 

comment down below if you used any of these ideas or want to share another one!   HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!


Jacqueline Wilson book report by Erin O!

October 29, 2017

I have two favourite Jacqueline Wilson books. the first one is called Katy. It is about a girl ,who is eleven, and she has four siblings and every Sunday they go into their neighbors garden. they called it their secret garden. in the secret garden, they made a swing and Katy fell off the swing and was told she had to be in a wheel chair for a while. Parts of the story is sad but other parts are really heartwarming. Its about Katy getting through this and how people respond. It is an interesting novel and you really get into the characters!

My other favourite book is called sleepovers. It is a small book and it is a real page turner! it is about is five friends who all have sleepover party’s but one of them called Daisy is worried that people will make fun of her little sister who is disabled. this book is really good because it teaches you not to judge people if they’re different.


MY DO Two truths and one lie (by Elodie)

October 29, 2017

  • My dog is called DOUGAL
  • My dog feches his ball
  • My dog gets colds a lot 

 

  • my dog dog is scared of cats
  • my dog has brown fur
  • my dog has an orange collar

 

Comment to tell me what you think


Jacquiline Wilson by Tilly

October 29, 2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Wilson#Life_and_career

 

Jacqueline Wilson

Born in Bath, Somerset, 17th December 1945, Jacqueline Aitken was a quiet, dreamy girl which later came in very handy in writing some of the best-selling children’s books of the modern day. She came from a middle class family as an only child. Her father (Harry), was a Civil Servant; her mother (Biddy) was an antiques dealer. They did not get along, yet this would later be her inspiration for her books.

Jacquiline attended latchmere Primary school.As soon as she could read she read and read and read. She preferred books by Noel Streatfeild, yet she had read Little Women and What Katy Did a million times over again. And as soon as she could write she filled her bed room shelves with stories of her imaginary games scribbled into cheap Woolworths note pads. At nine, she wrote her first story, Meet the Magots, which was 21 sides long. It was about a family with seven children.  Although Jacquiline despised maths, she LOVED English. And so she would often get lost in an imaginary world rather than pay attention to the class, consequently, her teacher noticed and gave her the nickname ‘Jacky Daydream’ which would later be the name of her first biography.

She went on to Coomb Girls’ School, which she actively keeps in touch with to this day! Once she left school (at sixteen) she applied to work for a magazine called Jacky. Jacquiline had to tell them her talents, and what to this day is her award-winning talent? Of course, her imagination, and so she sent in a horror based story and got in!

Here Jacky would later fall in love with a printer named Millar Wilson.a new job for Millar at the police department meant the couple moved down south. They were happily married in 1965 when Jacky was only 19! A couple of years later they had a child named Emma. Yet divorced in 2004.

At first she wrote crime fiction novels. Jacky experimented with genres until in 1991 when she hit success with The story of Tracy Beaker. Now she has over 100 books!

 


Mary Seacole biography (by Elodie)😃😜

October 29, 2017

Mary Seacole was born on the 23 November 1805 in 
kingston, Jamaica. Mary was a half Scottish half 
jamaican girl.

After working in a hospital run by her mother, Mary 
was desperate to help the British troops. In 1854 
Mary left Jamaica to come to England. She wanted to
join a group of nurses helping injured soldiers in 
the crimean war. She didn't get the job because she
 was black. She then decided to go to the Crimea to 
build her own hospital(even though she called it a 
hotel.
 
It didn't take long for her to figure that the thing
killing them was the hunger. She made soup for all
the injured men.

 


Edward Lear (bobby 6b)

October 27, 2017

    Edward Lear 

by Bobby 6b

Edward Lear (one of my favourite poets) was born on 12th May 1812 ,to Ann Lear and Jeremiah

Lear. Lear was born in Highgate (near London.)He was his parents 20th child. Edward was epileptic and often depressed. Throughout Lear’s life, Lear travelled a lot for inspiration and for warm weather for his health. In his teens he earned a living by teaching art and selling his paintings. A few years later, Lear got permission to draw/paint birds owned by the zoological society of London. Later a bird was named after him, the Lear Macaw (Anodorhynchus Leari). In 1832 Edward was invited to  Knowsley Hall to draw/paint the collection of animals owned by the zoological society. He was later invited to dinner by  Lord Stanley  (president of the zoological society of London). He sadly died 29th of January 1888. He wrote some well known poems like the Jumblies and the owl and the pussycat.

Lear Macaw

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One of his paintings
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Edward Lear

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Edward Lear

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Biography on David Attenborough (By Ruby)

October 26, 2017

David Attenborough,born in 1926 in london,is a very famous man who did lots and lots of consevation work ,books ,programs and more about animals.

His  father was a university proffessor and his mum was a writer.He studied natural science and when  he finished that he decided to start his career by beeing the producer of a Zoo Quest series on the BBC.He went on to create the smash hit series ‘Life on Earth’.After this he has written,produced,hosted and  narrated maney awards.Today at the age of ninety one years old David Attenbrough is one of the most influential and outstanding people on the planet.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber biography (by Fay)

October 26, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber was born on the 22 March 1948 and wrote many plays that are populare to this day such as : cats,the phantom of oprea,evita and many more.He was born in Kensington,London. His Parents were William Lloyd Webber and Jean Hermione.

In his early life he loved to write stories and make up different characters.His father was the director of London collage of music,his mother was a piono teacher.He also had a younger brother called Julian.As a child Andrew draemed of becoming Britans chief of anciant monuments.

Andrew was the father to five chidren(three boys and two girls)and he had three wifes in his life:Madeleine Gurdon,Sarha Hugill and Sarha Brightmen.

 


Doctor Who 2018 companions. (By Lenny)

October 26, 2017

There are going to be three companions which means four people in the Tardis. Is this good or are you worried it may be a little packed? Here is a link as I could not get a picture embedded on this post.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/oct/23/time-for-three-doctor-whos-trio-of-new-companions-unveiled

These are my thoughts on 2018’s Doctor Who companions. I think they look like they would do well as Bradley Walsh, the middle aged man, is ,in my opinion , pretty funny and I would like to see him along side the Doctor. The others I have not seen much of but I think they were both in a TV show called Hollyoaks. I can not wait to see the four in action in 2018 and also Jodie Whittaker will be getting a new sonic and Tardis so that’s exciting. I am not sure what to expect from Chris Chibnall even though he directed 5 Doctor Who episodes in the past. I can’t wait to see Jodie’s new title sequence and will they fit all 4 names????? Any way that’s all from me. Please feel free to see my other posts and I’ll try make a post a week or a day if I’m lucky. Anyhow, bye

 

Made by the all mighty Lenny


My Biography on the all mighty Matt Smith (by Lenny)

October 26, 2017

Matt Smith, best known for playing the Doctor in BBC’s hit TV show Doctor Who, is a very talented as an actor. Matthew Robert Smith (that is his full name) has not only been in Doctor Who but also the Crown and many others. He was born on 28th October 1982 at Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Matt got his education at Northampton School for boys and later became an actor. At the age of 26 he got the role as the Doctor playing for 3 seasons and then leaving in 2013 in an episode named the time of the Doctor. Then, later on, he played Prince Philip In Netflix’s most expensive TV show the Crown. On the other hand, Karen Gillan ,the Doctors Companion, got a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1/2 as Nebula and is getting a new role in Jumanji 2. Matt is having a very successful career and I hope we see him in the future.

There is a rumour that he may return in the 2017 Christmas special Twice upon a time as it is Steven Moffat last episode and Steve worked with Matt so it would make sense to bring him back for a surprise. It would be nice but it is only a RUMOUR!!

At this very moment I do not know if Matt is going to be in a show for 2018 or for the rest of 2018.But now you have mastered to know all about Matt Smith!!!

This biography was made by Lenny6B


you choose by Elodie

October 26, 2017

Do you like

Cats or Dogs

Mice or Squirels

Pizza or Pasta

Maths or English

Pens or Pencils

Yellow or Lime Green

Please comment below to tell me.


Jane Austen Biography (by Martha)

October 22, 2017

Jane Austen was born on the 16 December 1775 in Steventon,Hampshire,England to Cassandra and George Austen. She was the seventh child and second daughter (of course her and Cassandra would later on collaborate on a published work). Her parents were very well-respected community members. Her father was an Oxford-educated rector for a nearby Anglican parish. They were encouraged to read as their father had a very extensive library. They often wrote and put on their own plays.

In order to get a formal education Jane and Cassandra was sent off to boarding school. During this time, Jane and her sister caught typhus. With Jane nearly succumbing to the illness,making her very weak, her education was cut short and, even after she had recovered they lived with the family from that moment forward.

She was fascinated by the world of stories and so, in the 1790’s she started to craft her own novels. This is when she wrote Love and Friendship; a parody of romantic fiction made by a series of love letters.Using that framework, she unveiled her wit and dislike of sensibility, or romantic hysteria, a distinct perspective that would eventually characterize most of her later writing. The year after she wrote The History Of England, a thirty four page parody of historical writing with illustrations drawn by Cassandra.  These notebooks contained the novels, short stories, poems as well as plays, which are now referred to as  Jane’s Juvenilia.

Jane spent most of her early adulthood reading books, attending church, playing piano and socialising with her neighbours. In her extra hours she chose a book from her bookshelf and read it aloud to her family occasionally one of the ones she’d written herself. She continued to write, developing more ambitious works such as Lady Susan.

In 1801 Jane Austen and her family moved to Bath. Then in 1805 her father died after a short illness. As a result the family lost money and had to travel from place to place to save money. It was not until 1809 that they found a suitable living situation, at Jane’s brother Edwards house in Chawton.

Now in her 30’s, Janes’ most famous novels were published, like First Impressions (Pride and Prejudice), Elinor and Marianne (Sense and Sensibility) and Susan (Northanger Abbey), Mansfield Park and Emma.

In 1816, at the age of 41, Jane started to become ill with what some might say Addison’s disease. She made some very impressive efforts to keep writing at a normal pace, editing old works as well as writing a new one called The Brothers, which was published shortly after her death as Sanditon as well as her novel Persuasion which was posthumously. Some time later, Jane’s disease reached such a degree, she had to stop writing. Sadly, she died on the 18 July 1817 in Winchester, Hampshire,England.


YOU HAVE TO WATCH (by Louis)

October 22, 2017

In 2018,December 21, watch Aquaman in the cinema


Emily biography homework Albert Einstein

October 22, 2017

Born on the 14th of March 1879 in Germany, Albert Einstein is the most famous scientist in history. As a child he was good at maths and had a passion for it. In 1902 he got married to a lady called Mileva Maric, they eventually had two children. In 1905 he published 4 important theories. He graduated in Switzerland but found it hard to get employed. At the age of 40 he got divorced and married his first cousin. In 1921 he won the Nobel Price for physics. He moved to America in 1933 and he decided to stay due to Hitler. He sadly passed away in 1955.


Biography About Elvis Presley(Louis)

October 22, 2017

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Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. He was born on 8 January 1935 in Tupelo, US.  He was brought up by  his  parents- Gladys and Vernon. Elvis twin brother Jesse was delivered stillborn. He was close to both his parents.

Elvis was first spotted singing in a choir at his local church. At the age of 12 he got a guitar and self-taught himself.  He moved to Tennessee &  in 1953 he sold his first album-That’s Alright Mama-which sold over 20,000 copies. His music career began in 1954.

In 1955 he was top singer in the US and was nicknamed The King. He joined the Army in 1958 and met his wife Priscilla in 1960. Their daughter Lisa-Marie was born in 1968.

In the late 1960’s Elvis struggled with drugs and weight problem.

Sadly on 16 August 1977, Elvis died of a heart attack after taking prescription drugs.


Monday night RAW by DYLAN

October 22, 2017

The night started with kurt angle making a speech and half way through THE SHIELD music played and they came through the crowd to the ring in their squat gear attire and later Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins had a match for the RAW Tag team championships against CEACRO and Seamus. The following match was Brons Stroman and Roman Reins just before Roman Reins was about to finish the match off Kanes music came on and Kane tore a hole through the ring canvas . Romans Reins got distracted then got pinned by Brons Stroman where he won the match.
Please leave a comment down below Thank you


Chorlton Children’s Book Awards – Shortlist 2017

October 20, 2017

The shortlist is out for the Chorlton Children’s Book Award 2017. Have you read any of these books? Perhaps you might want to give one of them a try. Click on the title to find out more information.

 

More information on all the books and how to vote for your favourite can also be found at http://www.chorltonhigh.manchester.sch.uk/

The books are also available at Chorlton Library.

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Lost Tales by Adam Murphy.
Produced as a comic, uncover this unique collection of tales and legends from around the world.

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Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell.
Feo is a wolf wilder in training, teaching tamed wolves to learn how to live in the wild again. A story of revolution
and adventure and standing up for what you believe.

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The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson.
A detective story with a difference. Matthew is the last person to see Teddy, the toddler from next door, before
he goes missing. Can he overcome his OCD and find out where he is?

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Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.
Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.

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The Legend of Podkin-One-Ear by Kieran Larwood.
Part “Lord of the rings” and part “Watership Down, this is a magical adventure with a wonderful hero.

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The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.
A spellbinding world of magic, myth and adventure.


Jeremy keeling (erin b)

October 20, 2017

born on February the sixth, 1964, jerry keeling (animal manager of monkey world) is 53 years old. he has an amazingly strong bond with monkeys and apes and even gets into enclosures with sometimes aggressive mammals which are 7 times stronger than him.

Jeremy had a traumatising childhood. When he was twelve, he was forced to live in a beaten up caravan where he had no friends or attention.

He left home at 18, troubled and traumatised by his childhood. then he started working at colchester zoo.  Jeremy had a close bond with guy and prissy, the two orang-utans.

he left colchester zoo and began working at Gordan zoo, where little amy,the baby orang-utan, was born. her birth was trouble free, however, she was poorly afterwards as her mother rejected her at such a young age. Jeremy hand reared her, borrowing an incubator from a hospital and force feeding her milk every two hours.

a year later, Jeremy was in a car crash with his son, Jamie and his girlfriend, Meryl. Meryl didn’t suffer any injuries, Jeremy was unconscious, with terrible head wounds. Amy also suffered head wounds, but was not uncounsios. She saved Jeremys life , as she cradled his head and applied pressure with her hand to the back of his head to stop the bleeding.

soon after that, Jeremy wrote a heartwarming aughtobiography called. ‘the orang-utan who saved my life’

emery currently works in monkey world i dorset, as an animal manager.


biography on the shield wwe (wrestling) – by Dylan

October 19, 2017

In 2012 the WWE witnessed the power of ROMAN REINS SETH ROLLINS and DEAN AMBROSE the shield. Their first match was a tables ladders and chairs match they won the match and later in their career DEAN AMBROSE then won the United States Championship. Later that night Roman Reins and Seth Rollins won the World Tag Team Championships.They faced off against the WYATT family and the reformed evolution. The Wyatts beat the shield at the elimination chamber, the shield beat evolution at extreme rules and another time at pay back. The Shield had a 3 on 3 tag match against UNDERTAKER, KANE and DANIEL BYRAN. The Shield broke up in 2014 and reformed on the 15th October 2017 and are schedueled for a 5 on 3 tables ladders and chairs match. Whilst ROMAN REINS doesn,t have a champion belt DEAN AMBROSE and SETH ROLLINS have the RAW tag team championship belts.

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Mario Kart 8 DELUXE (By Matthew)

October 19, 2017

I love Mario Kart and play it and I think you should play it too here’s a trailer for Mario Kart 8 DELUXE

 

 


Debate about super heroes (by Louis)

October 19, 2017

Can u debate which super hero is better

FLASH

OR

 

SpiderMan


DYLAN more wwe about mick foley

October 19, 2017

Mrs Foleys baby boy has but himself through hell pain and many gimmicks competing as Dude Love, Mankind and Catus Jack . in one of the Royal Rumbles he came out as Catus Jack as entry number 1 and got eliminated and then afew minutes later came out as Dude Love one of his other gimmicks, he then got eliminated for the second time and another few minutes later came back dressed as Mankind, sadly Mrs Foleys baby boy Mick Foley didn,t win that Royal Rumble.

 

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Image : Tabercil 


lola (auto-biography homework)

October 19, 2017

Rebecca Adlington-auto biography

Born on the 17 February 1989 Rebecca was raised in Mansfield,Nottinghamshire,where she attended the brunts school.She started swimming with Sherwood colliery swimming club and was selected for the Nottinghamshire country elite squad.As she got older she grew more and more interested in swimming.From then on she won two olympic gold medals at the 2008 summer olympics in the 400-metre freestyle and 800-metre freestyle,breaking the-19-year old world record of Janet Evans in the 800-metre final.Rebecca was Britains first olympic swimming champion since 1988,and the first British swimmer to win olympic gold medals since 1908.She won bronze medals in both the women 400-metre and 800-metre freestyle events in the 2012 summer olympics in London.

 

On 5th of February 2013 Rebecca Adlington retired form all competitive swimming,at the age of 23 .since retiring as a competitor,she has worked for BBC tv as a swimming pundit at the olympic games and world aquatics championships,and made various other media appearances.


New Sumdog Challenge – Earn 1000 coins! (By Mr A)

October 16, 2017

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I have created a times tables challenge on Sumdog for you to play. You need to complete the challenge before Sunday evening to collect an extra 1000 coins!

 

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who is your hero? (By Erin B)

October 15, 2017

my hero is Alison Cronin.

on the 7th of august 1987 Alison  Cronin opened monkey world, the largest ape and monkey rescue centre on the planet. it is now a 65 acre rescue centre in dorset. it is home to 15 different species including chimpanzees, orang-utans-american cappuchins, golden cheeked gibbons, squirrel monkeys, stump tail makaks and more. i went to monkey world in the summer holidays and it was the best!!!!!
my favourite monkey at monkey world is Charlie, but he passed away in 2009. i was three then and i didn’t even know about monkey world then.

this isa video of sallys chimp group aka nursery playing with a mirror at monkey world

primate planet production ltd posted this video on youtube

this blog post looks like i copied and pasted the whole but i didn’t it just has a lot of facts because i am a monkey world nerd


african elephant fact file (: :D:D (By Erin B)

October 15, 2017

The African elephantis the largest mammal on land. These enormous grey and wrinkly creatures can weigh over 10 tons ( as much as 10 average cars!!!!!!!)they can be anywhere from 2.5 to 4 meters tall.omg . Elephants adapt easily and can be found in lots of different of habitats throughout Africa from crowded forests to open plains in desserts . The females and young live in herds ,while the stronger bulls are normally by themselves or in smaller all-male herds.

Elephants are herbivores and will eat any vegetation available to them, be it grass, leaves, fruit or bark, so in the dessert where they sometimes live, food can be scarce . These large animals can live up to 65 years and have only a few predators that are able to kill them because they are so large, however Hyenas and lions are a threat to the calves because they aren’t THAT big and in certain areas lions have adapted to kill ADULT elephants because food is scarce for lions so they need to be able to kill and eat anything in its way.

There are about 470, 000 ( acually not a lot)African elephants in the wild in herds that wander through 37 African countries.Sadly, elephants get poached all the time, by stupid, greedy people who just want money as ivory(aka: elephant tusk) is very expensive and the poachers can easily sell it for a lot of money.

here are some cool facts about elephants.

  • Elephants purr like cats as a means of communication even though they are the opposite of daity, fluffy little kittys !
  • African elephants care for wounded individuals in the herd and can even identify the bones of deceased members also, if a baby from the herd dies, they carry it around as they walk to the nearest water holes.
  • When an elephant calf is not feeding, it might suck its trunk for comfort, just as a human baby would suck its thumb. If a baby elephant is distressed, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and calm it down.
  • Elephants eat constantly throughout the day and night and can consume up to 5% of their body mass, which is a lot of food, when you weigh 10 tonnes.
  • An elephant’s trunk serves as a nose, a hand, an extra foot, a signaling device, a tool for gathering food, siphoning water, dusting & digging and much more so even though to us it just looks like a funny tube to us, it plays a vital role in an elephants life style
  • The elephant brain is the largest of all land mammals with a mass of over 5kg ( 5000kg). It is similar in structure to the human brain although they have a far far better memory than us.
  • Elephants are able to recognize themselves using mirrors. Self-recognition indicates a very high level of awareness, restricted only to few intelligent animals.

here is a video of elephants


5 facts about me (Erin B)

October 14, 2017

  1. i am the oldest in the school and my cousin ned is the youngest
  2. i have been in 3 adverts and a movie
  3. my favourite subjects are art, DT, english and gymnastics
  4. i have 50 been boos
  5. i have been to Egypt