Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Born In The Year Of The Rabbit

Ruapotaka Mini Olympic

On Friday 19th of August Ruapotaka school made our own Mini Olympics. It was really cool because that was the first time we had a Ruapotaka mini Olympics. We had an opening ceremony with flag bearers for each country we represented.

When we finished our opening ceremony we played our events against other countries. I was in France.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Mini Olympics - France

French forest fires threaten cities

forest fires

Wildfires in southern France have forced people to flee their homes and are threatening the country's second largest city, Marseille. About 1800 firefighters are fighting the blazes and are creating a firewall to try and protect the city. Hundreds of children and adults have been evacuated from their homes in the town of Vitrolles, about 25km north of Marseille. Some homes in Vitrolles have already been destroyed.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Close Drysdale wins gold in photo finish


Mahy Drysdale has won the men's single sculls at the Rio Olympics. The kiwi collacted our gold second medal of the Games with a dramatic photo finish victory. Drysdale went into the final as the defending Olympic champion and the title favorite. However, Croatia's Damir Martin had other plans. The Crotian led the feild by a boat length after 1000m but by the 1500m mark Drysdale was in front and he appeared to have the race under control. But a sensational burst by the Croatian seemingly beat Drysdale right on on the line. There was then a nervous wait for a minute and a half as the judges checked the photo finish – before awarding the race to Drysdale but crediting both rowers with the same time.


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

World's Smelliest Flower

flowerThe world's smelliest flower has bloomed in New York and it stinks! The rare flower, a corpse flower, known for its stench, has been on display in New York. The rare plant is called the corpse flower because it smells a bit like rotting meat or sick. It's one of the biggest flowering plants on earth and can grow up to six foot as tall as a grown man. The flower usually takes 10 years from seed to first flower and after that blooms again every two to three years for just a couple of days.  The last time a corpse flower was displayed in New York was in 1939. 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Shot put

Image result for Shot Put ballsIn the morning I do my sprint drills, Then warm up circuit, also to practice my throws. I start with a low movement and then build up to a higher movement. For practicing my throws I use heavy balls for strength and light balls for speed. I had to practice my forward shot put throw x5, overhead shot put throw x5, 5 double hops, 5 backward double leg hops, and 5x20m sprints.