Thursday, August 30, 2012

Samuela Cross Country.

Just minutes away from the  annual occasion the school cross country. My group age (The 12 year old boys) getting ready to run the course. This is going to one of the hardest and grueling event ever in Pt England School.

Ready.... Set..... Go!!, as the 12 year old boys were jogging lightly down our school field. Splash!!, “OH NO” my shoes were sucked in strongly from the thick boogie greasy mud. As my shoes first hit the mud I felt stink because I knew straight away something bad was coming my way. The thick gooey mud smelt like poop all around the place.
Struggling to balance as I was wobbling side to side trying to pull my shoes out of the mud. I barely made it through the quicksand but my shoes were overloaded with the gooey mud. I will just imagine what my mother would say when I get home with dirty shoes.

Covered in mud from head to toe, I was glad to see the finish line when I hit the final turn. Struggling to accomplish the race as I was one foot in front of the other trying to hold off my challenger. Crossing the line, with feet burning I was completely exhausted as I collapsed in a heap. After the race I noticed that I have transformed from being a human to being a pig covered all over with thick greasy mud.  

“Yesss!!!” Finally, just a few steps away from ending the hardest event that I thought was endless.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mahe Drysdale.


It was a huge relief when 5 time world champion Mahe Drysdale crossed the line and made New Zealand history.

Many New Zealand supporters waited for this much anticipated race hoping to witness Mahe Drysdale become successful in the men’s single scull.

During the previous Olympics Mahe Drysdale was denied a gold medal through illness. So for the last four years he has been training to become even better. His goal was to make sure he won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

It was the last 100 meter during the final of the men’s single scull when it became a nail biting race as Mahe Drysdale gave it his  all to hold off his challengers, Ondrej Synek of Czech and Alan Campbell from Great Britain.

After Mahe Drysdales awesome race he crawled out of his boat and just collapsed on the pontoon completely shattered, but feeling elated at the same time because he had just won himself an Olympic gold medal.

I have just been lucky enough to witness a NZ history being made when Mahe Drysdale completed his race with a gold medal,  it will be a moment that will never be forgotten.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Reflection About Life Education.

For the last 3 session our class, room 22 went out to learn things at the Life Education van. The thing I found most interested in, or what I have learnt was making the right choice for what goes in my body to keep myself nice and healthy. The thing I learnt that can damage your body was smoking and drinking alcohol. Did you know that cigarettes has over 4000 chemicals in it and it can kill you. Cigarettes and alcohol is a addicted thing because once you're into it it hard to quit until you ask for help. Choices have consequences and it can lead you to positive and negative things.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Usain Bolt 2012 Olympics.

As you can see I have put together and produced a little animation about an Olympic event, and the event I’ve chosen based upon the Olympics is Sprinting. The athlete I have animated was a very famous sprinter from Jamaica named Usain Bolt. It was a fun thing doing a animation because I quiet like drawing and also animating. It took me quiet a long time to finish but I fought till the end and ended up publishing it.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Basketball Reflection.


Nice sunny day, Basketball was the sport to enjoy with your friends. Our class, room 22 went out for a session of B - Ball (Basketball). I was excited because I really wanted to play basketball especially in a nice beautiful Thursday morning. Before getting straight into learning Basketball skills we had two professional coaches that introduce themselves to us and was our tutor for the day, and their names were Tai and Shay.  

   Our first technique we learnt was the jump stop which is a good position to use if you were going to shoot. A jump stop is running, jump, stop with both feet turn with one foot then releasing the ball. Another skill we learnt during that session was passing accurately and feet work while doing it. The feet work to the passing was if you were going to pass you have to step forward with one foot then passing the ball. There are three different passes in Basketball. 1, chest pass, 2 ground pass and a overhead pass. A chest pass is passing the ball straight to their chest, a ground pass in bouncing the ball to them and a overhead pass is holding the ball over your head then passing it.

   After that session of learning about the jump stop and passing, Tai told us we had to get into groups of four because it was time to do relays and the relays including or involved the jump stop and passing drill. The whole point of the game was whoever was first in line they had to run do a jump stop dribble the ball and run back and do a chest pass, ground pass or a overhead pass to the next person in line. In my group first in line was Joe. “ZOOMING” past as Joe sprinting to the line ready to do a jump stop together with dribbling. It was Joe leading after he got dream shattered when Mateo just zoomed right past him. It was quiet funny when Joe got dream shattered because he was really expecting him winning until the Ferrari, Mateo zoomed past him.

   When we had finished all our skills our coaches told us it was time to have fun by playing a game called tag. It was girls against boys. It was a game of actually working as a unit and including everyone in your team. The whole point of the game was you had to pass the ball around between your team without running and trying to tag your opponents. It was the boys that was first to put their body on the line and actually try get all the girls out. Trying to tag them was quiet difficult because some girls were speed stars and they were too quick but we fought to the end and got all the girls out.

   I really enjoyed spending my time learning new Basketball techniques and playing the game of tag. I hope next time we could learn more skills about Basketball.