Teacher brings his whale rescue attempt to life for Dagenham pupils
PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 January 2017
A teacher’s brave attempt to rescue a stranded whale was re-enacted as part of a competition to improve pupils’ writing.
Roding Primary School teacher Mark Gregory used an inflatable model whale to show year five pupils at the Dagenham school how he volunteered in a rescue attempt of a whale in the Thames 11 years ago.
After assisting the British Divers Marine Life Rescue volunteer in rescuing the model whale on Friday, the Cannington Road pupils will write up their own versions of Mark’s adventure, which sadly ended in the whale’s death.
A spokeswoman for the school said she hoped the presentation would encourage creativity among pupils.
All entrants have been promised a prize but the best write-ups will earn a trip to see Why the Whales Came at Broadway Theatre in Broadway, Barking, on Thursday next week.
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