Monday, December 10, 2012
Wow! what an amazing experience. On the 4th of December 2012, the year 8’s at Point England School attended the Ngaruawahia camp. We were all stoked!
There were a lot of activities planned for us, but the activity that I enjoyed most was the flying fox. At first, I was terrified because of the leeches and eels, but after a while, I managed to kick in.
As I went on the flying fox slightly near the end, I just had to let go. Falling off the cyc flying fox, I swam as fast as I could to reach the end. Once turn had come to an end, I decided that I wanted to take more turns.
As the day finished, it was time to have dinner. We all had an amazing experience.
Monday, December 3, 2012
One more day to go, and all of us are going to Ngaruawahia!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A major flood has occurred in Venice, a city in Italy. People have been evacuating out of their houses because of the rising water.
The stormy seas and heavy rain have flooded this city. During the week, the inundation is the 6th highest level since records began being kept 150 years ago.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The story is about, Koro and his dream. The beginning of the story tells us about Koro, and how he was heading back to the East Coast. Koro had rang his son to tell him about the news, and when he was told, the son was anxious on the phone when he heard the shocking news. Koro says that its about time that things go back to the way they were.
Over a week ago a girl named Malala was shot in the head, by the Taliban, for her role in campaigning for education for girls in her country. Though this disastrous shot went through the 15 year old girls head she managed to survive. Due to the damage caused to the head, her parents say, it was a miracle for their daughter to survive a dangerous gunshot.
Nearly a week after the gunshot, Malala was taken to the United Kingdom (UK) hospital and stayed there recovering from her injury. Even though she got shot in the head, where the brain is, she is still strong while in recovery. Out of all girls in Pakistan that wanted to be educated but couldn’t because of the Taliban, Malala was the bravest of them all.
Malala still stands tall even though she is injured.
Practice, practice and more practice was all I could say as Hosannah and I were both chosen to present for our class at the Manaiakalani Film Festival 2012. It was my first time ever to be presenting in front of thousands of people (not all at once of course), so I was determined to nail my lines.
After all the practice, it was time to present. At times, I would shiver because I was afraid that I would muck up.........................not only that, but I had stage fright. As I looked towards the stage, presenters were doing their things, while I was thinking of how things would be.
After all this time, it was our turn to present. Walking up onto the stage, I looked towards the audience, but guess what..................................well, I couldn’t see anyone because of the light. The spotlight shone upon Hosannah and I so all we could see was PITCH BLACK.
Finally, after all the hard work, we managed to kick in. We finished presenting in front of thousands of people, so all we had to do was sit back, relax and enjoy all of the shows. It was an amazing experience for both of us.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
On a dark boring night, some friends and I decided that we were going to go to the Amusement park in town, to try out the Ferris wheel. Arriving to the park of amusement rides, I was so excited.
Walking into the park from a long distance away, I spotted the Ferris Wheel and this time, it was glowing. As we were walking towards the ride, a lot of people were in the line so we waited. FInally, it was now our turn. Off we go!
During the ride, we were so excited.........................until the Ferris Wheel stopped. We were all freaked out! When it broke down the glowing lights turned off, and thats when we got even scared. We were screaming for help, but for some reason no one heard us, probably because they couldn’t hear us. I was so terrified, that I cried. “Arrhhhhh, can anybody help us,” screamed Lisa.
While crying, I thought about my other friends hoping that they were alright, so I looked down and searched for my friends. While looking down, I saw one of my mates right down the bottom where the ground was, so I called out to her and said, “Mary get out of your seat and go find someone to help us,” but she didn’t hear me.” I screamed out again and this time, she heard me. Mary got out of her seat and went to go look for someone. There I see Mary coming back with a man, so I said to myself, “we are saved.” I didn’t need to worry anymore.
The Ferris Wheel started again, and everybody then noticed that everything was alright.