Monday, 6 June 2016

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Presenting Exhibition

Today and yesterday were the days we presented to our parents, other schools and our school community. It was very nice singing the song on the stage yesterday and later presenting to our parents, my mom thinks that we did a really good and put effort into Exhibition.

Today it was a very tiring, yet fun experience it was like being a local seller because we had to speak all day and we had our own stalls. We had to make sure we were not boring our audience so I made mine really short andit was only about 20-30 seconds. There was quite a lot of conflict starting from after break on who we give the brochures it became quite big at the end of the day.

Even though in Exhibition there was loads of work I am feeling a bit sad it is over.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Field trip to the SPCA


Here are the interview questions we asked Ms. Ujwala on Monday, 16 May:

  1. What are the daily routines of the animals?
For Dogs: They wash the animals then take them for walks and afterwards they are fed. Every Thursday they are washed with chemicals. The dogs are fed once a day and the puppies are fed twice; the bigger dogs are also fed twice
For Cats: They clean themselves and are fed once a day. Their food is left from the morning and can be used for the rest of the day.
  1. How do you rate yourself compared to other adoption centres?
Ms. Ujwala advised us to visit other centres as she would prefer not to make a judgement on there own shelter  
  1. How do you treat the animals?
We treat the animals with care.
  1. What is the average amount of animals you host per year?
We host approximately 300 animals per month.
  1. What is the average amount of animals people adopt per year?
Approximately 1000 animals are adopted per year .
  1. What happens to the animals if they don't get adopted within an amount of time?
They keep them until they are adopted or fostered
  1. In such a safe place like Singapore, what do you think is the main reason of people harming animals?
Because people think the animals are cute when they are young but as they age, people think they get uglier.



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As we toured the SPCA centre we saw that they had two surgery rooms, a clinic as well as a quarantine zone where the animals are treated before they are taken to the adoption area. The centre runs a 24-hour hotline for the rescue of domestic animals. A number of kennels had plaques attached to the door to acknowledge the sponsorship of the kennel by members of the public.


In conclusion we had a great visit to the SPCA. It was a very informative trip and I am very glad that we went there. It was an incredible experience to collect all the valuable information from Ms. Ujwala, as we prepare for the upcoming exhibition. It seems that when animals get treated badly by people they become more aggressive towards people. This becomes a bigger problem as it makes it more difficult for carers at the shelters to deal with the overly-aggressive animals.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Our Visit to the SPCA

Our Visit to the SPCA
Yesterday we missed a ton of class, but it was for a good reason! We had gone to the SPCA with SAC (Stop Animal Cruelty) who were coming with us because we are both researching the same thing. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. We interviewed one of their people named Ujwala who had actually only been there for two months. We found out that they treat their animals well and they wash them on a regular basis. Even though sometimes nobody wants to adopt some of the SPCA's animals they still keep them. The SPCA's longest resident is a dog who's been there for eight months! They gave us an inside look at their dogs and cats. Some of our group members were nervous around the aggressive dogs that kept barking. We got to pet their cats and even learn their names. My favorite cat was Felix, he was a black cat. Anyway that was our trip to the SPCA. It was really fun!

Monday, 16 May 2016

Summarising Research

Recently during research, I found this site talking about the behaviors of animals which could follow on after animal abuse. I think this website opens up a bunch of new consequences of treating animals badly.
Animals are not the same as us and they would not like it if you hurt them so they will try to defend themselves. Since we attack them they will give it back and the website states that it is mostly becoming aggressive to show you that they don’t like it. This consequence mostly happens with domestic pets such as cats and dogs, because we interact with them the most in a bad way or a good way.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Vlog on Poster Design



video


In summary

I am talking about CARP and CRAB when designing a poster.

C - Contrast
R - Repetition
A - Alignment
B - Balance

C - Contrast
A - Alignment
R - Repetition
P - Proximity


Acknowledgements

  1. Mrs Beasley’s Blog
  2. 5SLC Vlogging Observations