Tuesday, July 31, 2012

'Anaconda Choke'

1. With great difficulty the wrestler tries to lift his opponent off his back.

2. The exhausted wrestler is struggling to break out of the grapple.

3. The opponent is in perfect position to execute another grapple called the ‘Anaconda choke’.

4. With his veins popping out, it is obvious that the wrestler has been forced into a situation of having to tap out.

5. His opponent really has the grapple locked in tight, which could eventually lead to the other wrestler falling asleep.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Focused Archer

                                                                        1. Full of concentration, the skilful archer raised his bow and arrow and aimed at his target.

2. As his heart almost stopped, his arms were as stiff as a tree trunk.

3. The archer took one last look at his target and soon after he released his arrow.

4. His eyes looked fearless as he aimed at the target in front of him.

5. With his eyes focussed at his target, he pulled back his right arm to determine how much speed and power his arrow would go.  

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Olympics 2012

The video that we just saw was about the olympics. Not just about the summer Olympics but where the different events will be held in different venues in the majestic city. The Olympic games have been held in London 3 times which is the most games held in one country in history. London Park is where the sprints, relays, high jump and more events will be held. Some  other events will be held out of the city like the Triathlon, Tennis and the Marathon.

Many of the competitors will return to try and win medals for their countries like the man with lightning speed Usain Bolt. So far he holds the world record for the fastest time for the 100 and 200 metre sprints.Another great athlete is Michael Phelps. He is well known for the most medals won in a game. His talent is swimming and he will be back to show his skills at the Olympics in London and this time. Having won 8 gold medals in one game,  he hopes to make it 16 gold medals.

The reason why I really like the Olympics being held in London is because of the village. If you don’t know what that is, it is where the athletes from all around rest, train and eat. A true fact about the village, is that in the eating area, it can fit more than 500 people in it! It also has a gym
for the athletes to burn of the food they had just been eating. This building is a very large building.

My favourite athlete in this years Olympics would have to be the lighting bolt, Usain Bolt. The reason why I favour him in the racing events, is because he is going up against some of the fastest people in the world. Even though Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world, earlier on this year he competed in a race to see who gets into the olympics. It was a thriller because he just won by a second or more. Despite what happened though, I reckon he will be ready to defend his title for the fastest time on both the 100m and 200m sprints.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Do You Know What An Equestrian Is?

So far in writing, we have been given a word and find out what the word means, and to draw a picture to show you know what the word means. If you don't know what an equestrian is, it is someone who trains a horse, or someone who trains a horse. I hope you like my graphic.

Brown Brother

This term in our learning, we have been learning about Brown Brother. IF you don't know yet, a prefect called Joshua Iosefa from Mt Roskill College, made a speech about himself a.k.a Brown Brother. He appeared on Campbell live and did a remake of his speech. It got famous because of his friend who actually filmed Joshua and then uploaded it on youtube.

Joshua Iosefa states a really good point in his poem. He tells Pacific Islanders to change their mindset and to achieve in life. This phrase is effective because my dad tells me that I can succeed in life and in school. If you haven't seen his clip yet, this is the url:http://www.3news.co.nz/Mt-Roskill-Grammar-prefects-inspiring-speech/tabid/367/articleID/260423/Default.aspx