A number of primary schools were doing a project on ‘The Sea’.
Children were asked to draw pictures, or write about their experiences. Teachers got together to compare the results, and put together some of the comments that were funny, and some that were sad. Here are a few of them. The children were all aged between 5 and 9.
I don’t like the sea. It makes me sick on the ferry. (Peter, aged 6)
My goldfish died. Why? (Katie, aged 5)
If you are surrounded by the sea you are an island. If you don’t have sea all around you, you are a continent.
(Wayne, aged 7)
I think sharks are ugly and mean and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She is not my friend no more. (Kylie, aged 6)
When ships had sails they used to use trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes when the wind did not blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would be better off eating beans. (William, aged 7)
I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails. How do mermaids get pregnant? (Helen, aged 6)
I’m not going to write about the sea. My baby brother is always screaming and being sick, my dad keeps shouting at my mum and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can’t think what to write. (Amy, aged 6)
Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves into chargers. (Christopher, aged 7)
My mum has fishnets, but doesn’t catch any fish. (Laura, aged 5)