Stage three students at Sanctuary Point Public School have uncovered the secrets from the deep blue sea recently.
They’ve been researching the importance of sharks and the unique biodiversity of the Jervis Bay Marine Park as part of their science and geography curriculum.
With an excursion to Greenfields Beach and a cruise on the Dolphin Watch catamaran completed, the students displayed their newfound knowledge for their families this week.
Various projects formed as part of groups, from dioramas to an interactive shark booth, were on display on Wednesday, June 28.
Younger students and family members were treated to a range of impressive displays.
Student Hayley Shaw said Project Shark was a good learning experience.
“All different groups around the school picked a different type of shark and did different projects on it,” Haylee said.
“We learnt all different facts about sharks. We enjoyed working as a group and learning different things.”
Haylee’s group created a short film using around 200 photos – complete with a Jaws soundtrack to match.
The students also collected rubbish at Greenfields Beach as part of the project, and discusssed the impact of microplastics and other pollution on the ecosystem.
“Working in small groups, these students have been busily creating projects to communicate messages, raise awareness and inspire change in the local community to protect our marine environment,” Keira Olesen from Sanctuary Point Public School said.