Friday, August 24, 2012

My 2012 Cross Country re-cap

My leg muscles ached, I was physically drained of energy. I nearly gave into the temptation of stopping to walk, but with the little bit of energy I had left I persevered. Suddenly I was hit with this sudden burst of energy, I made a quick sprint burst it was as if I was super-man.

The mud squelched as I ran through mud puddle after mud puddle. I was literally soaked in it. Though, it didn’t stop me then......”BOOM” I had miss placed my foot, I slipped into the ground. In doing so I gave up the lead. Even though it was in the bush walk, a muddy treacherous place, I was still surprised to have fallen.

Crossing the finish line was amazing! I was especially proud of myself because during the race there were times where I could have been lazy and stopped to walk. Luckily my fitness pulled through. Like last year I conquered the bush walk. Sort of like the story of David and Goliath!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Smoking Not our future!

Did you know that up to 90% of deaths from cancers or are caused by smoking.The more people continue to smoke the higher their chances of acquiring cancer. Pictures of the teeth and feet on the smoke packets aren’t to laugh at they are a warning! What most people don’t know  is that there are over 4000 chemicals in one smoke, some which are known to cause cancer such as Carbon Monoxide. These chemicals in smokes harden your arteries and this can cause circulation problems sometimes leading to one of your body parts being amputated. My Advice DON’T SMOKE.

“Mum can I have some lollies?” “Sorry but mum’s broke”! This is what people say when up to 105 dollars a week is spent on packets of smokes. That’s approximately $5000 thousand a year if you smoke a pack a day. In future generations this is what your kids could be saying to you. DON’T SMOKE.

Trying to be cool and popular isn't always the wisest thing to do, especially when talking about smoking. Sometimes you need to be strong-minded to stand up to others who are trying to influence you into smoking.

As we stated earlier smoking can increase the risk of disease, it can affect your appearance and waste your money. If you are a kid of the age 11-18 and you are reading this please don’t start! DON’T SMOKE.

Running animation.

Over the past couple of weeks our cool teacher Ms Squires set us a task to do. It was to create an animation with a figure running. Also we had to make a soundtrack for the movie using garageband. Enjoy......

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Valerie Adams Falls Short Of Gold!

Mixed feelings showed on Valerie Adams face as she won a silver medal at the 2012 London olympic games. Sadly she was not able to win back the gold medal from the previous 2008 beijing games. Adams was visibly upset as she threw not one, not two but three illegal throws. The gold medalist, Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus threw an amazing throw of 21.36m. Valerie has never thrown this far! There is still hope for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro games.

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Friday, August 3, 2012


Last night NZ time the first New Zealand gold medals were claimed at Eton Dorney at the London 2012 Olympic games. Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan came from third place early on to win first place in the mens lightweight double sculls in the rowing. Everyone in NZ was behind them. WELL DONE BOYS! These now put New Zealand 19th on the medal table.....
It was an ENTREATING race! NZ were 5th with 500m to go. Then out of no where they fought hard and won GOLD!

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