Picture News: Are some places around the world more important than others?

Good morning all.

We hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

This week's Picture News is about special places in our world.

UNESCO (the United Nations cultural body) has said that the Great Barrier Reef in Australia should be put on a list of World Heritage Sites that are ‘in danger’ due to damage caused by climate change. The world's biggest coral reef system has suffered several bleaching events in the past five years, which caused widespread loss of coral. Scientists say the main reason is rising sea temperatures as a result of global warming, caused by the burning of fossil fuels. UNESCO has urged Australia to take further action on global warming.

This week's British value is MUTUAL RESPECT.

Things to talk about at home…

What do you know about the Great Barrier Reef? Would you like to visit? Are there any World Heritage Sites near to where you live? What places are special to you? What places are special to your grown ups at home? What makes them special?

Don't forget to join in at home with our virtual assembly: https://www.picture-news.co.uk/discuss/2021-07-02/