Looking for the Best Sand for Sandcastles

Me and Squid love making sandcastles. We always fill our bucket with the wet sand from close to the sea because we think that makes the best sandcastles.

Looking for the Best Sand for Sandcastles

Dad told us some scientists had done some experiments to find out where the best sand was to build sandcastles.

They spent weeks and weeks going round the country making sandcastles and measuring the grains of sand. In the end they said that Torquay was the best place as it had small grains of sand less than 0.15mm big. When I grow up I want to be a scientist, then I can make sandcastles all day too.

Where's your favourite place to build sandcastles?

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Squid’s my little sister. I called her that because when she was born she was pink and her arms and legs wriggled everywhere. Like a squid. Squid and me do lots of fun stuff and I get to tell you about it here. I hope you will write back and tell me what you get up to …

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