Tuesday, May 27, 2014

School Girls Abducted

On April 15th over 300 school girls were announced missing by president Good-luck Jonathon. Over six weeks the government and military have been searching for them but had no luck. 57 girls were able to escape and return to their family's, but 276 still remain missing.

Devastating news has come in that a couple of the girls were thrown in a bush, and that 2 may have died by a snake bite. They were also forced to change from Christian to Islamic. But there is hope for them, the military located them, but don't want to go into action yet, encase Boko Haram and his team suspect something and hurt the girls. Until they come up with a plan a very good one the girls will still remain missing.

I think putting this out there and including the media is making a huge difference because a lot more people are finding out about and are more aware of the situation now, but nobody is doing anything about it besides saying #BringBackOurGirls which won’t help find the girls anytime soon. It's nice to see how many people care for those girls, hopefully they do something about it and find them as soon as possible. #BringBackOurGirls

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Comparing New Zealand With Malawi

This week in extension we have been researching a lot about people who are living in Malawi. The situation and conditions they are living in is very sad, food-wise. I've put down what us New Zealanders & Malawian's do on a every day bases, comparing them with one another. Enjoy and don't forget to sponsor for the 40hr famine!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Swimming at G.I Aquatic Centre

Drowning is the most common injury and cause of death not just in New Zealand but in many other countries. Up to 180 kids in New Zealand die every year because they were unable to swim.

To ensure that we don’t end up in the New Zealand statistics Class 1 have been focusing on getting better at swimming. So every week from Tuesdays to Fridays we walk down to our local Glen Innes Aquatic Centre and get special lessons. We are all split up into 2 groups, confident and not so confident.

I’m in the Confident group, which is group 2 and for the first lesson of swimming Natasha ( our swimming instructor)  gave us a couple of warm up drills to get our blood flowing. After doing 2 laps of backstroke we started to do the side stroke, breathing on our left arm and stroking with our right arm. After learning some different techniques we then had a competition on who could hold their breath the longest. At 2:50pm we all hopped out and got out of out of our togs ready to head back to school.  

I've most definitely improved in my swimming skills, and now know that drowning isn't even a possibility for me, and I hope that these swimming lessons will help me when I’m in a bad situation in the future.

Fancy MTV

Here is a short MTV Gloria, Kaycee, Lisia, Tyla and I have created. I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Term 1 Extension

Here is a short DLO I've created to explain what the 2014 Extension group were up to in Term 1. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Facts About Sound

This term were focusing on sound, and our theme is "I Like To Move It, Move It". As you can see my friends put together a couple of facts about sound. Make sure to watch our video we have also created containing more facts about sound. Link: http://vimeo.com/94261546

Believe or not sound can't travel through vacuums or and empty area of matter. Sound is nothing more than tiny shaking movements in the air. Slow vibrations create low sounds and high vibrations create high sounds. Sound can travel through materials but hard materials can reflect sound in the opposite direction, which is known as a echo.
                                               Fun facts from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Here is a D.L.O I've created to explain Inference. I hope you enjoy!