Tuesday, December 25, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
I am currently spending my holiday in Tonga with my family. Very hot, I would say! But other than that being here has been a blast. And more activities are to come. Mum and I are going to be here for 1 month.

Anyway, my family and I went to church where we caught up with a lot of people. Another thing we did was exchanging gifts, we were given person to give a present to. I was given my aunty (I gave her Roses). You may think this is similar to Secret Santa. My cousin gave me a bag full of goodies, such as: lollies, jandels, balloons and more.

Some of our neighbours were doing fireworks, and some released a few lanterns into the sky. I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thinking Hats Reflection on Netbooks

This tool has been around for 2 years now. It has been very useful for learning, entertainment and more. Have you guessed it? Netbooks. This is what has been like:

YELLOW HAT:
With our netbooks, we are able to use programmes such as, Maths Whizz, Xtra Math and Tuxmath. This let’s us have a choice of learning either on the internet or on the programmes already on our netbooks.

Sharing my learning on my blog has given my mum a chance to look at what I have doing at school. My family around the world is enabled to comment and share it with more of the extended family.

BLACK HAT:
Although the netbook has made learning faster and easier, there are some things that could be improved. Firstly, our school is very creative and make some many movies and animations. Our netbooks do not have these programmes, so we can’t make animations or movies, obviously.

GREEN HAT:
The most the awesomest, most epic, coolest and ultimate netbook should contain the best features. And with a few little tweaks, my netbook would be so amazing. Imagine, all the programmes and apps from an iMac on a netbook! iMovie, iTunes, Photo Booth and so much more!!



Monday, December 3, 2012

Telecom Christmas Lighting the Tree


Telecom Tree from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.


A giant Christmas tree, thousands of people and amazing entertainment! What an awesome event that would be! Well, thanks to Telecom, this event happened at Victoria Park.

After taking a free bus (paid by Telecom) from Pt England to the city, we were greeted by Courtney, and we were kindly provided picnic packs. It was then time to walk to our designated area.

At the park, we saw cameras, a lot of people, entertainment and so much more. Kaycee and I first went to the Santa line which was where we asked Santa what we want for Christmas over the phone. It wasn't a very long line and in a short time we were inside. I asked for an iPhone 5, an iPad mini, 2 tickets to the Hobbit and a German Shepard Puppy.

There were a lot of things to do. Arts and crafts was on of the many things. In a white tent, we were able to make a box containing a light in it to make it glow which was a nice touch.

Soon after, Titanium performed their hit single Come On Home, I won't Give Up and a Christmas Song with Massad and a women. I was near the front so I got a good view of their performance. SO AWESOME!!

Oscar Kightley went on the stage and asked us how we would light the Christmas tree. There were a lot of ideas such as: Push the button, the lever and ask Santa over the Santa line. Oscar went over to the telephone and dialled the wrong number. A guy named Simon answered and said "Oh, my number is close to Santa's phone". Oscar replied "What were you doing just now", "Pulling out the phone from the wall".

Finally, Oscar had Santa on the phone. Santa suggested to laugh but his jokes weren't very amusing. We then had to shout out HO HO HO! After a few tries, the children were asked to go under the tree and look up. "HO HO HO!" We all shouted and the tree lit up like a candle. It was so beautiful!

Thank you to Courtney and Katherine and Telecom for having us and for the free ride on the bus to the city. We all had fun!! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wahine Painting made by Robyn Kahukiwa

In Extension, we learnt about New Zealand illustrators which lead to New Zealand artists. Robyn Kahukiwa!

We interpreted her painting (Wahine) and created our own version. Once we did that, we had to create a short movie about this painting. I hope you like my movie.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Abseiling (Camp Bentzon)


Camp is sadly over and I am so bummed out! With delicious food cooked by Mr Coop, and friends playing during free time, I definitely didn’t want to leave. But it’s over now so it’s time for a recap.

Loads of activities had me excited but there’s was one that I had fun doing the most. ABSEILING! Awaiting my turn, I looked upwards at the abseiling wall, petrified. “Not the greatest activity for me” I thought (I was afraid of heights). Although, we were given a choice to do the big wall or the small wall.

After a LOT of thinking I decided to take the big wall. Even though, I feared heights, camp was all about having fun, overcoming our fears and doing our best. So I gave a shot. It was finally my turn. Anxiously climbing up the ladder, one of the guide lines, we were taught was 3 points of contact. At the top, I looked down, feeling as if the wall was a never ending. Camilla had hooked me with ropes and the harness.

“I want you to put your heels over the edge” Camilla instructed. Over the edge my heels stayed, I spread my legs a little and Camilla said “Lean back”. It was at that moment that I knew I would be overcoming my fear soon. After a while, Camilla told me “You are now hanging over the edge”. From hearing this I was so thrilled and it was time to walk down the wall. When I got down, I was incredibly proud of myself.

This was just one of activities and it was AWESOME!! Camp was so fun and it was a once in lifetime thing.

Monday, November 19, 2012

YEAR 6 CAMP!!!



Can you believe it? YEAR 6 Camp is nearly here! Just one day to go and I am very excited.
First on a bus, then onto Ferry. Off we would go to Kawau Island! With beautiful animals and green trees, I definitely can’t hold this excitement.

Awesome activities, I would expect. Like: ABseiling which is where we have to climb up then with a harness walk down backwards. It seems really fun! Making rafts are one of the things I am looking forward to! We are given equipment and we have to create a raft. Once we have done that, we have to paddle out into the sea and around pontoon and back before your raft falls apart.

Another activity I can’t wait for is the Confidence Course. This will be such a high up, scary yet fun activity. One of the parts of the course is the Flying Fox. Flying through the bushes and trees, looking down at the ground as if I am giant.

I think the challenge for me in this camp will be the item. This is because we are not provided music. Apparently, there is no internet, no phones or technology. Although it will be fun to come up with a song or a dance.

Overall, I am so glad camp is coming up. I really can’t wait!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Couplet Poem about Summer and Camp

SUMMER:
Clear crystal water sparkling in the sun
Playing in the sand, everyone has fun
Huge waves crash into the rocks
In the water floating, are my socks
Wind blows by, I fly my kite
But I couldn’t see with the sun so bright

CAMP:
Looking forward to camp
Up the hills, we would tramp
No school for 4 days
Just relaxing in the sunshine rays
On the Concourse, I would swing
Careful, not to fall on something

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Somebody I used to know!


This movie was created by friends and I. It is a remake of Somebody I used to know. This was an entry for the Manaikalani Film Festival.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Operation Flax

Freya and her mother’s new neighbor, Mrs Harper is going to remove the flax. “It’s a nuisance” she says. She is unable to go up or down her driveway. This is a problem for Freya and her mum because they love this flax. Mum uses the flax that through the fence to make baskets and ketes and Freya makes syrup for the tui.

Although Mrs Harper feels sad for them, she does not change her mind. Freya and  her mum then decide to try and persuade Mrs Harper by giving her a kete. Creating syrup, Freya put it in the other side of the fence, where Mrs Harper lives.

Mrs Harper loves the kete, suddenly 2 tui walk by to the syrup. “Come and look at this Terry!” Mrs Harper shouted. A man on a wheel chair comes outside and stares at the Tui. He hasn’t seen tui in a long time. On Friday afternoon, Mrs Harper pops by Freya and her mum and explains the digger is going to plant the flax at the back of her section. Terry enjoyed the tui so she decided to keep the flax.

Triathlon

Watching the soaking wet children, they launched into the cold slide. Each boy and girl glided towards the other side. I took photos as they all slid, biked and ran.

It was time for the girls to start their mini Triathlon. Brett turned on the hose and sprayed the girls as they shrieked of the freezing water. “GO!” someone shouted. One by one, they dived into the slide. Covered with soap and water, the girls ran back to the start as they laughed with joy.

Running towards the Transition Zone, they ran out with a bike then hopped on it. Taamai seemed to be in the lead, the blustering wind blew her hair while she cycled around the flags. Not far behind her was Taylah. Finally the girls got back after 2 laps of biking.

Jogging around the field, the drenched girls huffed and puffed, inhaling the air. Still coming 1st place was Taamai, following behind her was Doris. I watched as Taamai past the finish line. People were cheering, Doris passed the finish line right after.

Taking photos and watching people strive to succeed was awesome. I wish I could’ve joined in but that’s alright. I had fun taking photos.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! MARY POPPINS!

Mary Poppins is truly a magical musical. It values love, family, striving for your dream, responsibility and having fun. I was lucky enough to go and see this SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS production (I went with my mum).

In this fun extravaganza, 2 very naughty children, Jane and Michael have made their nanny quit. Now their parents are looking for a new nanny. Michael and Jane created their own advertisement:

Wanted a nanny for two adorable children

If you want this choice position
Have a cheery disposition
Rosy cheeks, no warts!
Play games, all sort

You must be kind, you must be witty
Very sweet and fairly pretty
Take us on outings, give us treats
Sing songs, bring sweets

Never be cross or cruel
Never give us castor oil or gruel
Love us as a son and daughter
And never smell of barley water

If you won't scold and dominate us
We will never give you cause to hate us
We won't hide your spectacles 
So you can't see
Put toads in your bed 
Or pepper in your tea
Hurry, Nanny!
Many thanks
Sincerely, 

Jane and Michael Banks


Unfortunately, Mr Banks rips their advertisement apart and throws it in the fire place. It somehow flies up the chimney. Suddenly a gust of wind comes about. A shadow of a woman holding an umbrella flies across of the room. The room goes dark and when the lights come back on, out of nowhere Mary Poppins is right behind the Banks Family! I was blown away!

I'm not going to go into too much of the show, you're going to have to watch the musical yourself. :)  
Although the effects are very good! And when I say this is a magical production, I mean it! 2 men run behind a tree and come out with different clothes. Bert (one of the characters) pulls out flowers from a painting! Plus Mary Poppins pulled out a coat hanger and a potted plant out of her bag. Mary Poppins kept me on the edge of my seat. Always full surprises. 

All the songs were very catchy! Especially SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS. But I loved all of them!

One of the parts of the show was easily my favourite. When Mary leaves the Banks family, she literally flew over the audience, I got a good look at her. I totally recommend you go watch this! It's funny, inspiring and much more! I LOVE IT!! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Bush

As a tradition, every month, the Johnson family have a little picnic in the woods. Striding on the footpath, Toby sucked his lollipop as he held his balloon tightly. Emma frantically pushed buttons on her phone with blasting music in her ears. Suddenly a strong wind came about, Toby lost his grip and.... WHOOSH!! His balloon floated helplessly into the woods, Kate (the mother) let go of Toby and dug through her bag for something to eat. When she looked up Emma and Toby were gone.

“Emma! Toby! Emma!” panicking, Kate ran into the dark gloomy woods. Meanwhile, Toby followed his balloon, he jumped up and grabbed it, then out of nowhere he heard a noise. Rattling sounds came from a bush, he stepped back petrified. Out jumped Emma, “AHHHH” Toby screamed.

Bursting out laughing, Emma fell on the ground, holding her stomach. Calming herself down, Toby walked off with Emma saying “Oh, come on!”. Unexpectedly Toby tripped, face planting into the ground. Groaning, Toby lifted his head up and saw a bunny with huge adorable eyes and droopy ears. Toby stared continuously until the bunny opened his paw, revealing long sharp claws. It scratched Toby’s face, leaving blood dripping from his cheek.

Emma glanced down at the vicious bunny. It looked up, showing it’s bloodthirsty teeth. Both, Toby and Emma ran off. Trees with branches, thick and sharp, they ran through tearing pieces of clothes. Then they saw a light. Rapidly running towards it, the broke free out of all the thorns and thickets. They saw the picnic table they usually eat at. Kate sat there crying, “MUM?!”.

Toby, Emma and Kate ran into each others arms. Kate touched Toby’s cheek and asked “What happened here?” “Oh, just some crazy bunny” Toby replied, oh so normally. “Sure” mum said. They all laughed and sat down with their sandwiches.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

An Unexpected Disaster (At the Shops)

On one typical afternoon I ran to the shops, hoping I could get something to eat. I dropped my money, as I reached for it, another hand with scars picked it up and gave it to me. “Hello, my name’s William Kimme”, his eyes were contrast (One blue, one brown). “Thanks” I utter. Suddenly, something hit me on the head. I was hit so hard, I could see stars then everything went black.

Rubbing my eyes, everything was blurry. I was inside a store. Pain rushed through my head. Looking up into a man with a ski mask, his 2 eyes seemed familiar. One blue, one brown. My head tilted to the right and I saw Lisia and Kaycee (my friends). The shopkeeper was tied up with tape over his mouth. Eyes wide opened, I was surprised. “What is he going to do to us?” I ask.

Of course, the shop was closed, the man approached us and reached out his hand with scars marked all over. I got a feeling, I knew this man. “Phones?” he requested, I didn’t have one (I’m only 10). Nether did Lisia. Kaycee stashed her phone and said “Sorry, no phone”. I smiled and looked at the man as if I said what you gonna do now?!

Walking over to the counter, the man stuffed money into his pockets, sat down and closed his eyes. Kaycee took out her phone, dialed 111 and ordered police men over. Lisia hugged Kaycee and whispered “Great Job”. Relieved, I gave her a thumbs up.

By now the man was asleep so I crept over silently. Careful, not to make a sound, picked up his gun and crawled back. “Phew!” I thought. Then, I heard a faint noise from a distance. It was sirens. Startled, the man jumped up and searched for his the gun. “Looking for this?” I say with a smirk.

BOOM! A police officer kicked open the door, I handed the man and the gun to the police. Outside we went and we saw the robber without a ski mask, revealing his face. It was......... William Kimme! Of course! The scars on his hands and his eyes! Shaking my head, Lisia asked “You know him?” “NO”. I replied.

William stepped into the police car, winked at me and gave an evil smile. I looked away, walking home with Lisia and Kaycee.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Subject Poem About New Zealand and Tonga

NEW ZEALAND:
Strong All Blacks
Multicultural
Unique Red Pohutakawa
Smooth green stone
Kiwi Warriors
Fierce Haka
Land of the long white cloud
Maori Culture
Te reo Maori
Tall Skytower

TONGA:
Sparkling Crystal Water
Powerful Giant Waves
Family
Deep Sandy Beaches
Hot Summers Day
Starry Starry Night
Honey Sweet Coconut Juice
Syrupy Ripe Mangoes
Speckled Watermelon
My Culture

Haikus about Summer and Winter

SUMMER:
Sunshine on my face
Family and friends playing
Hot sand burns my feet

WINTER:
Snowballs thrown around
Icy snow drops from the trees
Floating misty fog

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Autobiography Poetry

Gloria
Intelligent, Multiple Emotions, Angry A LOT!
Only Child
Lover of Traveling to different countries, cute puppies and fluffy dogs, Comedies and Fantasy movies.
Who feels Cheerful for the upcoming Year 6 camp.
Who needs the Internet to communicate, entertain and share, catchy and great Music
Who gives Love to friends, family and others and Kindness, sometimes.
Who fears not being able to walk, talk or hear.
Who would like to see France and it’s tourist attractions.
Resident of Otahuhu

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crocodile in the Creek

Jason, Ella were 2 teenage siblings who were on vacation. One day, they went to the creek, they ran past a sign with a tree branch covering it, they took no notice and dipped into the water.



Suddenly the tree branch fell off, revealing the caution which read “WARNING: CROCODILE INFESTED”. Ella ducked under into the water, hiding from Jason. Unexpectedly, someone or something grabbed her leg, dragging her away.

Jason looked everywhere, thinking this was just a game. “Ella! Ella! Come out, come out, wherever you are”. But there was no reply. He stood there as panic overtook him.

Meanwhile down at the creek, Ella was waving her arms in the air and was screaming with horror as the croc bit into her leg deeper and deeper. Her brother quickly dialed 111. Diving into the water, Jason grabbed Ella’s arm and pulled like their was no tomorrow.

Lucky for Ella, she survived this terrible disaster, but tooth marks still remain on her left leg with stitches on them to keep the skin together.

THE END

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes don't really sound very nice but you'll be surprised if you taste it! You may be wondering what Thai Fish Cakes are and how you make them. Keep reading to find out more.

On a typical Tuesday afternoon, the extension group were just doing they're work when Mrs Tele'a suggested we enter a competition. This competition is called Let's Cook with Parmco.

Every week for 3 weeks, there will be a cooking challenge, the extension group have already done the first challenge and I can tell you it was awesome! Everyone split into groups and all followed Mrs Tele'a to the kitchen. 

The instructions lay on a bench beside where we gathered our ingredients. Making the Fish Cakes was to be done by ourselves. Each of the people in our group got something to do. Cutting vegetables, cutting up the fish and more. Tyla and I cut up some vegetables to make the salad. 

I found this task really easy. This was easy for me because cutting up the salad, rolling the batter and the other things I did was pretty basic.

During this process, I had a lot of fun cutting up the carrots, cucumber and coriander because it felt like I was a professional chef working with a knife.

I am wondering to cook it for my family but we don't really have the essiansials. But that's fine. 
After the Fish Cakes had been cooked, we were able to put it on a plate and decorate it. Creating Fish Cakes is an amazing experience. Maybe you try cooking it.

Here's the link. And can you please vote for us? If we have the most votes then we get an awesome prize.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Story Board

This a story board, I made. It shows my plan for my animation soon to come.

Shot Put Interview with Valerie Adams

My audience are kids who don’t know about shot put. I created this interview to inform kids about the techniques, history, rules, skills, talents and more (Valerie Adams is supposed to be telling them about it).

Kia Ora, and welcome to 3 news. My name is Hilary Barry and joining me today is the shot put world champion from New Zealand, Valerie Adams. So Valerie, for the people who don’t know about shot put, can you please tell us about this interesting sport.

Well, Shot Put is a sport using a small metal ball (cannon ball) that we push as far as we can. It must be catapulted from beside the neck, under the chin. To push the metal ball really far, it’s good to push it fast at 40 degrees. Not too high, not too low.

Good to know. What is the name of the style you use in shot put?

Actually there are 2 well known styles, first there’s the spin which is used mainly by a male elite shot putters, and for female elite shot putters like myself, we use the glide.

Tell me more about the glide.

Invented in 1951 by Parry O’Brien, from the United States, the glide involves the putter facing backwards, then rotating 180 degrees across the circle, then putting the small metal ball.

Interesting, if I were to participate in shot put, what are the skills and talents I would need?

Strength is very important as you are holding a heavy ball. You must be able to hold it and push it. To become very strong, like myself, the key is to exercise. It’ll make you fit and strong.

What kind of equipment do you use and where is it done in? A stadium, a court? I want to know more.

Shot put can be done in a field or a track. For equipment, you would need a shot, several sizes and materials have been made for each weight. Lastly you would need good footwear. Shot putters have special shot put shoes, which are designed for rotation. These shoes help us keep on our toes more.

Really? I didn't know that. Where do I stand on the field or track?

Shot Putters take their throw from inside a circle. In front of that circle is a stop board about 10 centimetres wide. If even one toe is on the board or outside the circle then disqualification is needed.

Now where do I aim my shot? Is there a restricted area I can’t push my ball into?

Competitors must aim their cannon ball somewhere in the sector. If thrown outside the sector, they will be disqualified.

You mentioned 2 things that will get you disqualified in shot put. How about telling us a few of the rules?
We only get 60 seconds to get into the circle and start. Take longer, and you're no longer competing. After you have had your turn, you must exit the circle through the back and I’m sure you know what happens if you don’t. This is just some of the rules.

WOW! These are rules that are quite interesting! Thank you for joining me and telling us about shot put. We really appreciate this.

I was glad to do this. Thank you!


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16/18
Lisia, my friend has scored my writing with a total of 16/18

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Medal Design


For homework, the extension group had to make their own medal design. We had to imagine it was in New Zealand.

The tiki is made out of green stone. I have chosen the tiki to be made out of green stone so that NZ can share their precious icons with the world. Hope you like it!

Cross Country Practice

Huffing and puffing, I tried to inhale the cool air. Cross country practise is very tiring! I can't imagine what the real thing would be like.

As I had just taken off, I kept myself in a good pace. Passing other people, I saw them sweat and noticed they could feel the pressure like me. A while later, my legs suddenly felt like 2 tons of bricks! Trying to push myself forward, I slowed down. Miss Garden waited for people to pass her, reminding them of what lap they were on.

"2nd lap, here I come" I thought as I passed Miss Garden. Out through the gates I went. Soon after that, I was exhausted! The only thing I could hear now was the thumping of my own heart. "COME GLORIA!!" I encouraged myself. Breathing in and out I tried to catch my breath.

Walking through the breeze, I was onto my last lap. The only thing on my mind now was finishing this practise. But my legs began to hurt. Ignoring the pain, I picked up the pace. Near the end of the track, I gave a burst of speed to the end.

This practice was tiring but exercise is good. And I'm glad I finished it. Cross Country will be very hard and the course is very long but that's another story for another time.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Artistic Gymnastics

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Here is an animation I made to show what Artistic Gymnastics is. Hope you like it!!

Celebrities

Celebrities are very amazing people who normal people want to be. They have either become famous because they’re singers, actors and much more. The following will inform you about 2 celebrities I decided to write about.

Cher Lloyd was discovered on X factor when she shared her talent by singing Turn my Swag on. She was mentored by Cheryl Cole, she was eliminated and was placed 4th. Although many people around the world love her and her songs.

Katy Perry used to be a religious singer, she wasn’t allowed to listen to what her mum called "secular music". She always went to christian schools and camps. Today,, Katy is one of the best singers I’ve ever heard. She’s sang lots of songs, went on tours and sold a lot of her albums. Many crazed fans want to meet her, like me.

Celebrities are people we look up to. They’re role models to us. I really love celebrities and their work.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Medley Swimming Relay

Medley Swimming Relay is a sport with 4 contenders in each team. They all swim in a type of style (which are backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle)after one swimmer from their team has finished his/her lengths.

Like most events, the target is to win. To win this game, the athletes must swim faster than his/her opponents. But still in the right stroke unless you want to be disqualified.

All contestants must wear a swimsuit as clothing creates a drag. Most swimmers wear a swimming cap, which helps them go faster than usual. Both these things reduce the drag. Along with these things are goggles, they give the swimmer vision underwater and to keep the chlorine out of their eyes. This event is done in a 50 meter pool.

Strength and energy would be something you would need in this sport. Being very healthy and fit helps too. These things enable the swimmer to go fast and push themselves in the water. Swimmers who compete in this sport train 6 hours a day. To train, Michael Phelps swims an amount between 10 and 19,000 meters per day. Crazy, I would say but that’s also determination.

Medley Swimming Relay is a very exciting event in the Olympics. I’ve actually never heard of this sport. Looks like I’ve learnt something new.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stress Busters

 Here is a presentation I have created to show what stresses me out and what relieves it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Olympic Creed

"The most important thing is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life in not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well"

The First Marathon

How many people can compete in a marathon?
In a marathon, there no limit of runners.

How long does it take to run a whole marathon?
Usually it takes 6 hours or more for a runner to complete a marathon.

How long is a marathon?
Today the marathon distance is about 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometres).

Monday, July 23, 2012

Why does a Bee Sting?

Bees are unlikely to sting human beings, unless they are being provoked. Using the weapon that has been given to them by nature, they use their sting as self defence.

A bee’s stinger is a fine sharp barbed tube. Only worker bees sting, injecting a drop of poison into the body.

It is said that a bee can only sting once then it dies. Generally a person that is stung instantly knocks the bee, tearing the stinger from the body. This prevents the offender from withdrawing the sting naturally.

Bees are able to sting as often as it wants. Unless we quickly pull the stinger away from the body.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

More Olympic Symbols


Swifter, Higher, Stronger is a special motto in the Olympic games. It encourages the athletes to do their absolute best. Athletes view their effort as a victory even though they didn’t get a placing. Swifter, Higher and Stronger can be compared to the well known saying “The important thing is not to win but to take part”.

The Flame is one of the best known features of the Olympic games. Months before the games start, it is lit. Only can it be lighted by the sun’s rays in Olympia, Greece. This is done in memory of the origins of the Olympics. It is carried by relay to the host city.

To start the opening of the games, the torch is brought into the stadium by the last relay runner. Who uses it to light the cauldron that will burn the entire length of the games. The cauldron is extinguished on final day of games.

Thanks to Sina.English for this photo. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Olympic Symbols


Baron Peirre de Couberth invented the the rings (the rings is an Olympic symbol). Which have the 5 colours, red, blue, black, yellow and green. The interlocking rings represents the joining of athletes to participate in the Olympics.

In the opening ceremony of the Olympics, the Olympic flag is transported into the stadium. It’s hoisted up the flagpole where it must flow in the air throughout the games. When it is lowered it signals the end.


Thanks to Alliance Wake for this photo. And another Thank you to Library Think Quest for the other photo.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fencing


Fencing is a combat sport with bladed weapons. This sport is only a 2 player game, battling each other.

A player cannot play without protective equipment. Equipment such as a well fitted mask with a strap across the back, gloves, a jacket and lastly a weapon. The weapons used in this sport are foil, Sabre and a epee.

To score a point, the player must touch his opponent with his sword in an approved target zone.