5th April 2009
Siglufjördur pupils raising awareness of the Jaðrakan in Iceland.
Guðný Róbertsdóttir reports from
Siglufjördur - My class has been working a lot last weeks on the
Jaðrakan (godwit) project. They went to the mayor of Siglufjordur
and gave him a letter in which they asked him to help them protect the
godwit´s wetlands. We also sent our work (a Power Point show) to
the Environmental Ministry of Iceland as part of an environmental competition
between the Icelandic schools. They are making their own godwits in art
class, and a teacher in the music school helped them to play the "godwit
sounds" on flute and piano.
Pupils busy making their Jaðrakan (Icelandic for godwit). (photo © Guðný Róbertsdóttir)
A brilliant poster from the Siglufjördur pupils. (photo © Guðný Róbertsdóttir)
Incredible Siglufjördur godwits! (photo © Guðný Róbertsdóttir)
This statue captures perfectly a godwit just about to take flight. (photo © Guðný Róbertsdóttir)