We are the STEM phasmids – interesting specimens of the insect world.
You may ask: if we are Australians, why do we have Italian names?
Well, our parents were Italophiles. We eat gum leaves but sometimes we dream of living in an olive grove.
Those of you who have been studying the living world this term may have had the opportunity to hold us.
But now to the point of our letter: we need your help!
Over the summer holidays, there will be no one to care for us.
If you would like to take either of us home in the next few weeks, then please write a letter addressing it to Filomena or Francesca.
The letter needs to:
- explain why you should be chosen and how you will look after one of us
- say that a grown-up in the family agrees
- state your name and phone number so you can be contacted
- be sent to the website, www.handsupnow.com.
The winner will have submitted a letter which is persuasive and covers all the above points.
If you are successful, you will be contacted in the next few weeks to take one of us home.