Today Year 3 and 4 had a special lesson about ‘sharks’ from a visitor from Haberdasher’s school. The boys were involved in an interactive session that dealt with general facts about sharks as well as myths surrounding sharks. Did you know that sharks can detect electromagnetic pulses in prey in order to hunt, catch and feed?
The boys had lots of questions about how sharks operate: How do they breathe? Can sharks see like humans?
A large part of the discussion surrounded the idea that sharks do not actually deliberately try to eat humans but can regularly mistake them for other smaller creatures such as seals and other similar animals.
So Year 3 and 4, the next time you see any program or media about sharks, check to see if it’s accurate! I think sharks have got a bad reputation over the years, don’t you?