Friday, November 30, 2012

Year 7 Team Building

The 29th of November 2012. We Year 7’s had an opportunity to do some fun activities, while the year 8’s were at their transitions at Tamaki Collage. I was Excited to do some fun Activities with the other year 7's. 7 Groups were made and I had: Crusader, James, Tevita, Raenan, Alex, Britney, Hosannah, Roezela, Brooklyn, Ashleigh, and myself.

The first activity we did is to build and create a Christmas tree out of paper and foil. As we finished making the tree, I thought our tree look like it was not going to win the competition. We were all nervous about our Christmas tree. All groups had to sing a Christmas song and we all sang Silent Light. We were singing the song nervously as we get to finish with a around of applause All the other groups were funny and entertaining to watch.

The second activity was Creating and shooting. We were all excited to be launching something at someone. We all have to hold hands to transport through the obstacles. As Mr.Barks said On Your Marks Get Set And Go! and I got pulled like a doll running as fast as we can getting through the Hula Hoop Without our hands Disconnecting. As we got through the Hula Hoop and got our equipment to build and Create a Slingshot. I was holding the handle and when they fire the paper ball at Crusader The handle whipped up my jaw and I fell on the ground and it hurt. We lost because the balloons were our points and they all popped and we felt anxious about coming last place for that.

Our team only came 2nd for winning the Christmas tree competition and only got 1 lollie each and we were all happy about 2nd place.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bushfire "Camping In The Woods"

As Kevin was about to go camping with his three friends named Kobe,Tupac and Tau. He had a phone call. Kevin answered the phone and it was Kobe. He told him to go to the forest and thats where they were camping. 45 minutes later, Kevin arrived at the forest and saw Kobe and Tau but he wondered where Tupac was. Kobe said that Tupac hasn’t come yet. 20 minutes later, Tupac arrived just in time to have lunch. After they ate their lunch they were starting the fire because it was getting dark.

Tupac and Tau went to go in the forest to look for wood. We got back at the campsite and Kobe and Kevin were gone and Tupac thought that where they went. Tau saw some fire from the other side of the forest. Tupac saw Kobe and kevin at the fire and Tupac yelled “Kobe! , Kevin!” but they cannot hear.

Kobe and Kevin tried to run away from the fire. They both got back and told us to pack our stuff and leave the forest immediately. Fire Trucks came out of nowhere and started to hose the fire down. The bushfire was insane that trees started to fall on roads. Kevin started the car and left immediately passing through fire trucks as they come on opposite lane. Kevin dropped us all off at the bus station because he was low on gas.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First Person To Jump Off A Chopper 2,400 ft With No Parachute

42 Year Old Gary Connery was one of the people to jump off with no parachute from a devastating height 731 metres tall. Everybody was anxious and amazed when he had jumped off the chopper with faith. He landed on 16,800 boxes of cardboard as everyone clapped and got worried that he would be injured. He came out with a big smile and a exhausted face. Cheering after what happened popping the lid off the wine.

Wingsuits are special suits that slow people down decreasing their speed.

The London Games 2012

The London games started with excitement, spectators cheering on the athletes in the parade as the crowd went wild. Spectators from all around the world hoping the athletes try their best. The Olympics is a time of opposite emotions as I show below.

As soon as the 100m finals came on, people were quiet and anxious. The gun went off, “Bang!” Usain Bolt had a good start, behind him was Yohan Blake. Bolt ran first with Blake placing second. Both were proud getting gold and silver for Jamaica.

Nick Willis, from New Zealand, had the second fastest heat time to qualify for the 1500m running race. He was super excited to be in the finals! In the final he was running well until the last 100m, finally coming 9th place out of 12 athletes. He was disappointed about it.

Valerie Adams is the best New Zealand women's Shot-Put ever and was defending her Olympic title in London. She lost to an athlete called Nadzeya Ostapchuk who took first place with 21.36m throw. Valerie Adams came second place with 20.70m and she was not happy winning a silver medal and losing her Olympic title. A Russian lady, Kolodko Evgeniia, coming in third place.

The Olympics can be happy and sad, ecstatic and disappointing. It's not about winning but striving to succeed!

Thanks Mr H for helping me edit this.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Water Safe

Water Safety is the most important thing that can save your life from drowning. Improvised means is when you are not prepared for something. Life jackets have special floatation devices that are called foam or it could be inflatable. Many kind of objects will increase your survival time like a plank wood or a log. There are 2 positions called the help position and a huddle position if there is more than 2 people. The help position is Heat Escape Lessening Posture which you cross both of your arms over your chest. It'll prevent heat lost and more survival time. The huddle position is where you get into a group hug but the little ones are in the middle. That are all the things you need if you are improvised.

Going After Humbug

Granddad sended the photo to Seymour and Jax’s dad. 3 years later, The doorbell was ringing and Jax and Seymour came running to the door. Seymour opened it and it was there dad. Seymour and Jax was surprised that they haven’t seen their dad in 3 years.

They were all going to see Humbug "The Fast Brown Duck" 1 last time. They were in the car like flash. 20 kilometres away from the lake. It started to rain as they all got out. They couldn't find Humbug in the lake or in its nest. They found Humbug behind the tree as his leg was broken.

They took Humbug to the care center to get the ducks leg fixed. Seymour and Jax wanted to see Humbug again but the duck cannot swim fast anymore. The doctor said “do you want to keep the duck as a pet” Seymour and Jax really wanted a pet in their home so they all said yes.

They all came home safe with and they all lived happily ever after with a duck.

Thanks for editing my work Max.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Manaiakalani Film Festival 2012

On Wednesday the 15 of November 2012, the year 7's & 8's went to the Manaiakalani film festival at Sylvia Park. As we all got to the theatre, lots of children from other schools came to the theatre as well. I thought we were not going to fit in the theatre because there wasn't enough seats . The lights were off and people started to cheer and clap. The movie's from other schools were exciting and interesting, one of them were very funny like room 18's. It came to the end for the year 7 & 8's to leave. We had to leave the theatre as soon as possible for Tamaki college because they had 2 more movie's left to watch. I really had fun watching everybody's movie from other schools.

If you want to see one of the video clips at the Manaiakalani Film Festival
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