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Trusting in God; Creating Tomorrow; Helping Today

Oliwia C, Laura, Marcus and Adam

The ‘’Unsinkable’’ Atlantic ship

 

What was the Titanic?

The Titanic was a crew ship owned by the company called ‘’White Star Line’’. The ship went on a voyage from Southampton to New York. However, the Titanic sank on 15th April 1912 after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland and took 1 year to build.

 

Timeline

1908-1909 The Titanic’s construction begins in Belfast, Ireland.

10th April 1912 The Titanic sets off to sail at 12PM.

12th-13th April 1912 The Titanic sails through the calm ocean

14th April 1912 11:40PM The iceberg hits the right side of the Titanic.

14th April 11:50PM The water starts to pour in

15th April 1912 12AM The captain is informed that the ship can stay afloat for only a couple of hours

15th April 1912 12:05  AM Orders are given out to take the lifeboats out

15th April 1912 12:25AM The lifeboats are getting filled up with women and children only. The Carpathia sets off to save the survivors

15th April 1912 12:45AM The first life boat gets lowered down into the ocean

15th April 1912 2:05AM The final life boat leaves, leaving 1500 people left on the ship

15th April 1912 2:20AM The Titanic sinks into the bottom of the ocean

15th April 1912 8:50AM The Carpathia rescues the  survivors.

 

 

Have a look at our Titanic video!

Arctic and the Antarctic

The Arctic is in the Northern Hemisphere. This includes Canada, Alaska, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland and Iceland. In the Arctic, there are many animals. For example, reindeer, must-ox, lemmings, arctic hares, arctic foxes and narwhals. The climate in the Arctic has long cold winters and short slightly warm summers. There is also Spring and Autumn. However, they pass by in a blink of an eye. Therefore, you could only say that there are only 2 seasons in the Arctic. The 2 seasons are classed by light and dark. In Antarctica, there are also long and cold Winters and cool Summers. The 2 seasons pass by quicker as the sun gets higher for Antarctica on 21st December. The population in the Arctic permanently is 4 million. Meanwhile, Antarctica’s permanent population is 0. In the Summer, the population rises up to only 45,000 but it drops to 1000 in the Winter.

Narwhals

Narwhals are part of the Monodenite  family. Most people call Narwhals ‘’ Unicorns of the sea’’. Narwhals have big tusks at the top of their head. However the ‘’tusk’’ is actually an  overgrown tooth! Narwhals are often white with black spots. Nonetheless, they can also have stripes. Their tails are often curved for sharp turns in the ocean. Their body is also flexible to explore the deep abyss. Furthermore Narwhals weigh 2000-3600 lbs. Narwhals eat shrimp, squid, fish, arctic cod, rockfish and crabs.

Reindeer

Arctic reindeers are mammals and live up to 15-18 years. They weigh 60-300kg and the average body length is 160-200cm. Calves start to grown antlers on their second birthday. Females tend to be smaller than the males. 25% of reindeers carry red- oxygen rich red blood. Fun fact, reindeers don’t fly but sometimes have red noses. In the Winters the reindeers are a whitish colour and in the Summer they are brown.

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