Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Athletics Sprinting

'Ahh'Athletics. One of the most intense days of the year, but also one of my favourite days of the year.This year we had it on a Thursday, the 8th of November.  Athletics is when you do events that involves strength, speed and also to have lots of fun, and that's what I had that day.
Lining up, we all are waiting anxiously to get started with it.  I see my friend Matthew also getting ready, he was pumped up and ready to go but I knew hes was going to win something because of how sporty. I knew that it was going to be a fun but competitive athletics.

As we arrived to the courts we all had to sit in our age groups and have a hat on. Some of the teachers where really streaked about wearing a hat because it was a really hot day to do athletics. After a couple of minutes we got under way, heading to our first destination (Sprints).
I didn’t no that we had sprints first but I was really nervous because I was really slow. As we lined up to race for our heats I saw Amos and Joe, really good racers. They where going to be my most challenging opponents. READY, SET, BANG goes the wooden clappers and I was off racing but as I was racing I could see Joe why ahead of me and Amos all the way at the back of me, WOW I said in shock, “I beat Amos”. coming second in my heat I was lucky enough to make it to the semi finals with Joe. That's when I knew that I was fast.

Heading in to the semi with Joe I was confident Intel I saw Starford make it in to the finals and he was in my heat. As we ran I we where coming a tie and then suddenly i just was able to beet him. we had races after and I beet him in some of the races and he beet me in some of the race. But the finals came and we where both ready to see who could get third place. As we where running I was getting a good then he was gaining on me fast but it was a tight race and I just one coming third. To Be Continued........................

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Manaiakalani film festival

This term we had our annual film festival. Film festival is when the manaiakalani schools come together and show off there amazing talents buy making a short clip of themself’s doing something to make the audience happy. It was held in Sylvia Park, Hoyt's cinema’s.  This year’s film festival, for me was very boring because we only got to see a little bit of film’s and also some of them I didn’t get it.

As we got there we had to sit down on the far side of the cinema. I sat next to my mate Shawn and we talked about what was going to happen this year and then they turned the lights off and the introduction was said bye miss Burt. As the speech went on and on they Finlay pronounced the first film it was a One Direction one that was pretty cool.

After a while there there was really boring ones Intel one of the good films came on, I was relived no more boring film’s. It was room 18’s one because it was really funny and also true sometimes.Also because it was a test and they where doing face signs to each other which was really funny.

After It was over we all went back on the bus. Overall, I thought that this years film festival was pretty boring .

Friday, November 9, 2012

Crossbow Instructions

How to make a crossbow

Materials to use for this creation
-10 pieces of paper
-3 Popsicle sticks

Step 1: Get 4 pieces of paper then fold them in half (long ways).

step 2:Then cut them in half.

step 3: Roll the pieces of paper when cut in half (Long ways). roll with a pencil in the middle.

step 4:once you do that quickly stick sellotape to the rolls of paper to make it stay.

step 5: stick the Popsicle sticks in the sides of the rolled up piece of paper.

step 6: then bend the piece of paper so that it looks curved .

step 7: Then get the 5 pieces of paper then roll it again. (don't cut anything,short ways)

step 8:  Then sellotape it together to make it stick

step 9: after that put the long rolled up piece of paper in the middle of the two bended rolled up paper and sellotape it.

step 10: then get the string and tie it up to the Popsicle stick on both sides.

step 11: then sellotape it to make it stick.

step 12:then cut a hole near the end of the long rolled of paper.

step 13: cut half of a Popsicle stick and then cut it in to a small cut in half piece.

step 14: stick it in to the hole that was cut at the end of the long rolled up paper.

step 15: grab the last paper and fold it in to 4 and roll it. sellotape it

step 16:then stick it in the front and sellotape.

step 17: once that's done put the pencil in the hole and see if can through well

step 18: then pull the string back where the mini Popsicle stick piece is and make it hold on it.

step 19 when your finished pull the min Popsicle stick back and watch the pencil go flying