Your Own Words

dolphin-sep-10blogWe’ve been asking for you to send your writing, paintings, drawings and photographs with a nature theme and today I’m delighted to share with you contributions from two of our readers – a 4-year-old from England and a 9-year-old from Kuwait.

Firstly, a short article all about dolphins written by 9 year old Dorine Bamwenda. This is the second piece Dorine has written for us. You may remember Winter Season which we published on July 14th this year. Here is her latest article:


Dolphins are my favourite type of mammals that live in the sea because they are really cute and intelligent. Dolphins are carnivores (carnivores are animals that eat meat). They eat fish like herring, cod, and mackerel while some even eat squids.

Bottlenose dolphins are the most common type of dolphins. Some people think that the killer whale is a type of whale but it is actually a type of dolphin. Female dolphins are called cows, male dolphins are called bulls and baby dolphins are called calves.

Dolphins use a blowhole on top of their heads to breathe. They live in schools of up to 12 individuals. Dolphins communicate with each other by clicking, whistling and other sounds. Sadly, every year large fishing nets kill a number of dolphins. If you really care for these adorable mammals then please encourage fishermen to use small nets which dolphins cannot get caught in.

Written by Dorine Bamwenda, aged 9, from Kuwait.

rabbit-panda-trees-and-rainbows-smWe also have this cute picture on the right. It’s entitled ‘Rabbit, Panda, Trees and Rainbows’ and is by 4-year-old Lily Rose Steele from Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear.

Thank you both Dorine and Lily Rose – your £10 Amazon vouchers are on their way! If you’d like to earn yourself a £10 voucher then do as Dorine and Lily Rose did and send your work in to us at Nature Matters. You’ll find the details on our competitions page – just scroll down to Your Own Words. Maybe your creation will be the next to be featured in Nature Matters.

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