Thursday, August 30, 2012

Neil Armstrong Tragedy

25th August 2012, tragedy struck America as they mourn the loss of one of their hero’s. At the age of 82, Neil Armstrong died after complications after his heart surgery. If you didn’t know already, this is the first person that set foot on the moon.

“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” This phrase was said by Neil Armstrong as he set foot onto the moon. He was the commander of the space rocket, Apollo 11 which was rode on the Lunar Space Mission in 1969.

This great man has shown the world what a great achievement is. We pray for his family and friends also America who has lost one of their hero’s.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Running Animation

Recently room 20 were told to create a running animation by Ms Squires. Here I present you my animation.

To create this I used these programs:
- Hyperstudio 5
- iMovie 11

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Disappointed Valerie Adams

Did you hear about Valerie Adams’ valiant attempt at shotput? It was a very emotional evening for this amazing athlete because she only came 2nd, being beaten by Nadzeya Ostapchuk with the high score of 21.36m. Valerie had worked tirelessly for the gold medal but unfortunately couldn’t get it that distance. Visibly upset, Adams was disappointed, though New Zealand, proud of her achievement, still has hope for her in the 2016 Olympics.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Life of Precious McKenzie

Ever heard about the famous, Precious Mckenzie? The weightlifter who is widely known in New Zealand, England, South Africa, basically, known around the world, has been an inspiration to many.. This amazing man was originally from South Africa though he eventually immigrated to New Zealand, where he got more fame.

Born on 1936, Precious had a difficult early life. At the age of 3 he was hospitalized because he developed a rare chest condition which could have affected him badly but fortunately he survived this major problem. This is why he was named ‘Precious One’.

McKenzie wanted to work in a circus as a gymnast. The people who he asked if he could work there said something terrible actually. This is, that he had the wrong skin colour. This attitude is absolutely dimwitted, according to me because everyone should get treated equally not because their skin tone is different.

Though McKenzie couldn’t become a circus man he then thought of becoming a weightlifter. Showing great talent he gained the Natal Bantamweight Title but didn’t make it into the Empire or Olympic Games because of his skin colour. Later he then immigrated to England hoping to find more opportunities and where they won’t discriminate.

Not so long after in England he married a woman called Elizabeth and had fathered two girls, Vanessa and Sandra. After that he competed in the Olympic games and had records and that’s when he reached international interest and also came to New Zealand.