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4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • The rays are deeply unhappy with the word ‘devil’ in their name. As a representative for your species, you have been asked to write a formal letter to the Ministry of Marine Creatures, asking for a name change. Don’t forget to state your reasons clearly and suggest some alternative names more befitting of your species!
  •  Imagine that you are a wildlife presenter, snorkelling alongside Chris Packham amongst the magnificent mantra rays. What will you say to your television audience as you come to the surface and remove your snorkel mouthpiece?

Related Clip

Devil rays leap right out of the sea in an acrobatic display.

Credit: BBC One – Nature’s Greatest Dancers