Month: April 2012

Interpreting and analysing my chosen PSA

Cartoons for Child Rights:”A Protective Environment”(Scotlan



The 3C’s are:

-Color: Everything is blue, which suggests that the main character is feeling blue/sad.

-Contrast (Difference): The figure in the middle is smaller than the two others on the side, this might mean that the two figures are the parents.

-Comparison (The position of something): The boy (the person in the middle) is being streched of pulled by the two bigger figures or the parents, which might mean that they are fighting over him and trying to pull him onto their side.

Effects of the music/sound effects: At first, the music is kind of has a bit of love, but there is also a bit of suspence in it which shows that there might be something going to come or change later on. Later on, the music shows that they are fighting and arguing loudly, they are so loud that they are completly annoying the boy and ignoring him at the same time.

The Message: The message is that people should take better care of their children and listen to what they have to say. The impact that this PSA has given me is very large, because I am a child like the boy in the PSA and I don’t ever want see my parents fight like this and eventually divorce. To me, this PSA means that if the parents are not doing the things I have said above, then they will be either taken away, or never be the same again.

This is what my chosen PSA is about and I hope that this incident won’t happen to us kids, because it will hurt a lot, even if you don’t like your parents. I know this because this is the way I will feel.

SLLR Reflection

Boss 19: I think my SLLR went really well, I got everything on time and some even less. I also think that I explained everything well.

Ghostbuster: During the SLLR boss 19 demonstrates he has a thorough understanding on the topics he learns in class. I particularly enjoys the literacy part which I rarely hear him read with that intonation.  It makes the passages he covers come to life.  I also feel grateful that he did not too bad in his tests.

Mid- unit review of our unit about Children’s Rights

Children’s rights are a group of rights that are automatically given to you when you are born. These rights help protect you until the age of eighteen, that’s is the age where some of the children’s rights are taken away from you and replaced with some of the rights from the convention of human rights. Children’s rights have four specific categories, the four categories are: Protection, Survival, Development and Participation. The people or should I say group who still govern these rights are called the UNCRC or United Nations Convention of the rights of children. In my school, every time we start a brand new unit, we are all given a central idea, this units central idea is: Actions can support or deny access to children’s rights and opportunities. I personally think that this central idea means that actions people take can grant access or deny access to children’s rights and chances. I strongly believe that this central idea is true, so I agree that some people’s
(the carpet mafia, UNICEF) actions can grant and deny access to children’s rights.  Evidence that UNICEF support childrens rights is that they are all over the world trying to build awareness of this subject and use the kindly given donations to build schools or supply poorer countries like Pakistan, Zimbabwe, e.t.c. Evidence that some of these rights are being ignored is that on one donation letter my parents received, I saw a little boy which was so skinny, you could see his ribs. On the letter, it said that he was being attacked by some sort of parasite. This is one example of the government ignoring all the rights under the category Survival. In this unit, the thing I enjoy the most is that I feel I am really making a difference by making the public service announcement and telling them to younger students that probably don’t understand this subject too well! I want to find more about the brick kilns in Pakistan and how are they different to the carpet factorys in Pakistan.

Did you know that there are only two countries left that have not signed up to these rights. Those countries are the US and Somalia. I hope that after you read this, you will help me and try to raise awareness to this rising matter.

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