Monday, August 27, 2012

My Story Board

This is the story board for a movie I am creating about Valerie Adams. Stay tuned on my blog to view the final presentation.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shot Put

My writing is for people who have never participated in Shot put before. The purpose of my writing is to teach people, and give them instructions for how to do this sport.

Shot Put is followed by many Kiwis, because Valerie Adams represented New Zealand at the 2012 Olympic games, in London. A lot of people thought she was going to win a gold medal. But Nadzeya Ostapchuk put the shot further and got a score of 21.36 meters. Fortunately for Valerie her rival tested positive for steroids, and Valerie got her gold in the end.
If you haven't participated in Shot Put before, well you're about to learn. Here are some of the rules:

Standing in the circle is where you start.
When the shot has landed you are allowed to exit
If you walk out at the wrong place or time, you are disqualified.

There are two putting styles involved in Shot Put. One of them is the Glide, and the other is the Spin. A very common technique is the glide, and is not really used by beginners, (people that have just started learning Shot Put).

Keeping the shot below your shoulders is what you have to do. Getting a good throw is what you will want, so pushing the small metal ball at about forty degrees makes the ball go fast, and far, not too high, and not too low.

Good luck for when you start participating in Shot Put.

The mark I got is 12/18.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Volleyball Event

I have been drawing what it looks like to play Volleyball. This is my animation, I also recorded a voice over. ENJOY!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The First Marathon

The name Marathon originates from the legend of Pheidippides. Marathon competitors should be able to run 24 miles. In 1972, the Boston marathon became the first marathon to allow girls to compete.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Starship Hospital

In the weekend my friend Tauwhare and I went to Starship Hospital to see my sister. I already knew what bus to catch because, I always go to the Hospital with my mum. But what I didn’t know was where to get off, but luckily my mum reminded me.

Anyway Tauwhare and I started walking to Glen Innes. I ran to the bus timetable and the time was 10.05, but the 625 bus was due at 11.05. To lose some time we went to Mcdonalds and brought 2 Mcmuffin combos.

Finally the bus came, it was $5.20 for both Tauwhare and me. There were heaps of seats free, but when we started getting halfway to the Hospital the bus was full of people. While we were on the bus we just kept, and kept, and kept on chatting.

Walking in the Hospital made Tauwhare feel very excited, I told her to stop it but she was so excited. Chelsea wanted to go every where, she wanted to go get something to eat, she wanted to go for walks, and she wanted to go to the Teen Lounge. But that’s good.

Staying there for 6 hours was so tiring, so me and Tauwhare said goodbye to Chelsea and walked to the bus stop. My feet was so sore, and Tauwhare felt like vomiting. We caught the 756 bus home.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Stress Busters

Medley Swimming Relay

There are 4 people in each team. This is because there are four different swimming strokes which are Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle. The competitors have to have these swimming styles in order otherwise they are disqualified. 100 m is the length each person has to swim.

I think the aim of this event is to try hard and do the best you can. To win you’ll have to listen to  your teammates and work with them. You also have to be fast, have strength and also have stamina.

A swim cap and a swim suit (Speedos or Jons), is what Medley Relay swimmers wear. Swim caps keeps your hair out of the way, and also reduces drag.This interesting event is done in a 50m pool, and the competitors are separated by the lanes.

Medley Relay swimmers have to be strong, and fit. Exercise is a very important thing to do. These kind of people at this level is likely to be in the pool 6 days a week, and about 6 hours a day. They will also be having a balanced diet, to keep up with their swimming.

I think that this event is interesting because, I would like to see the four different strokes done by a famous Medley Relay swimmer.