Friday, 25 September 2015

My Speech

Screenshot 2015-07-23 at 12.25.23 PM.pngMy Speech
Thrown on the ground, stepped on, scrunched and littered. You might ask what I’m talking about, I’m talking about paper. It’s a big part of our lives but do we value it as much as we should? People around the world are misusing paper. Do you know how much time and effort one man did to create paper? It took him ages to figure out out to make paper. When it was done the whole community rejoiced and was happy because it was something new an invention and a thing you can write on.  Isn’t that amazing!!! The one who created paper and That man  was Cai Lun, Cai Lun invented paper that we use everyday. He was persistent, enthusiastic and a critical thinker. He messed up many times but he tried and tried, until it was perfect. It must be tiring for him to create and create paper until he perfected to his desired.
You might wonder, if Cai Lun made paper what did we use before paper? We used papyrus. The word paper came from the word papyrus, Ancient Greek for the Cyperus papyrus plant. Papyrus was slowly spread to Italy and Southern france reaching Germany by the year 1400.  Papyrus is a thick, paper like material which was produced from the pith of the Cyperus plant. The Cyperus plant was used in Ancient Greek and other mediterranean cultures for writing, long before the making of paper in China.  Papyrus however are plants dried and woven, while paper is manufactured from fibers whose properties have been changed by maceration.

When was paper invented? Papermaking process is said to have been developed in China during the early 2nd century,the Han dynasty or as early as the year 105 AD. Paper was invented in ancient China during the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) and spread slowly to the west via the Silk Road.

Who invented paper? The first paper known in the history was made around  3500 BC called papyrus. It was invented by ancient egyptians What is paper used for? We used paper for, the most common writing on. At school, at work, at home, anywhere we use paper everywhere! At school we use paper to write stories and reports to help us learn. At work we use paper to take down notes of what the boss wants you to do. We also use paper at home to do homework and to just, doodle i guess. Once you finished doing homework, you can show your teacher, your teacher might ask to print your work. Paper is also used for printing on. Did you know paper can be eaten? Paper is used in asian cuisine as a food ingredient. Paper is made out of trees and it's edible! How crazy is that! Eating paper?

I Believe Cai Lun didn’t make the first paper in the history but he invented paper we use nowadays. What do you think if paper was not invented? What would schools be like without paper? Would there be impact on the world? How about offices without paper would they rely on the


Please comment down below, Who is your inspiration? I would love to hear your thoughts.

By Mikayla  


  1. Wow Great work Mikayla. Well to answer you question my inspiration would be Walt Disney but as I grow older it may change. Who is your inspiration Mikayla and why? Keep the good work up Mikayla!!