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We are a year 5/6 (9-10 year olds) class from Bairds Mainfreight Primary School in Auckland, NZ.

You can see some of our learning that took place in Room 12 in 2010 and 2011.

NB: I have moved to a new school now so this blog is no longer active. You are still welcome to comment and look at the great fun we had over the past two years.

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Tara T-J
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Soccer Balls - Where are they from?

In the weeks that I have been researching about soccer balls and how that there are more than 1/8 of the soccer balls in the world that are made by children! I have found that these children are forced to work at least 15 hour shifts every day for only 100 rupee.

100 Rupee is roughly around NZ$3.00. So these kids live on just 43 cents a day. With that money they could buy 2 lollipops.

These children haven't even been given an education and work from as young as 5 to 17.

More than 22,000 children injure themselves in work related accidents.

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