Room 5 have been writing persuasive arguments. After finding litter on our trip to Piha we got thinking about whether people should be allowed on beaches. Who do you agree with?
People Should Not Be Allowed On Beaches
New Zealand is a country surrounded by many beaches such as Piha and Mission Bay. Lots of people use these beaches to walk their dogs, have a picnic or just chill out. However the beach is also an important habitat for a variety of animals such as seabirds, eels and more. As the beach is an important habitat to native animals some people argue that we are having a negative impact and that people should not be allowed on beaches. I agree with the argument that people should not be allowed on beaches.
Firstly people should not be allowed on beaches because people take more fish than they’re supposed to. In fact I think that if people continue to take too many native sea creatures they will become extinct.
Some may argue that you should be allowed on beaches because you can explore new flora and fauna. However people are stepping on important plants and habitats when they go exploring. It may be fun to go to the beach but people still need to act responsibly.
In my opinion another reason people should not go on beaches is that people litter which is bad for the environment. When people litter sea creatures think the litter is food and when they eat it they die.
As you can see from the reasons above people should not be allowed on beaches. They litter, take too many sea creatures and step on native plants like pingao. I strongly believe if people don’t take care of beaches they should not be allowed on them.
People should be allowed on beaches
New Zealand is surrounded by water so that means that there are beaches all over such as Mission Bay, Piha, Orewa and Waiheke. Lots of people go to these beaches to have fun, explore and socialise. Also the beach is home to native plants and animals such as crabs, ducks and sea birds also known as flora and fauna. Some people argue that we are becoming careless about the beach environment so they think people should not be allowed on them.
Firstly I believe that people should be allowed on beaches so they can have fun, meet with people and explore interesting things, also people can have a relaxing, cheap holiday or day trip.
I think people should be allowed to go on beaches because we can do beautiful sand art. People create cool paintings and sand sculptures. Art on beaches is like going to an art gallery without having to pay. This is why going to the beach is important.
Some people may argue that we should not be allowed on beaches because we destroy sand dunes. When sand dunes are destroyed the wind blows all the sand into people’s lawns and that makes them feel that we should be banned from beaches. However if people follow the signs and stay off the dunes this should not happen.
In my opinion though we should be allowed on beaches because we have fun as well as save the beach wildlife. For example during an oil spill, such as the Rena disaster, people rescued thousands of birds. People can be good for ocean life and that’s why people should be allowed on beaches.
As you can see from all the reasons above people should be allowed on beaches. I strongly recommend that people enjoy a deserved day out from all their hard work. So once again, people should be allowed on beaches