Monday, August 27, 2012

My Storyboard

This is a storyboard for a movie I am creating about Emily Naylor. Stay tuned to see the movie.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Interview with Valerie Adams

Thanks to for this image.
Interviewer: Hello, my name is Kaycee and I am really excited to be having the well known tongan, 2 time gold medalist currently living in Auckland, fabulous world champion Shot putter, Give a round of applause for.... Valerie Adams. Hello Valerie!

Valerie Adams: Hello Kaycee

Interviewer: Now Valerie, I’ve heard that there are different spin styles to put the metal ball. Do you use more than one and if you do which ones?

Valerie Adams: I only use one and it is called the glide. It is very common for someone like me. It is not one that would be used for beginners though. Another well known style used by professional men, is the ‘spin’.

Interviewer: Thanks for that. So if you're a beginner don’t use this one. I wonder?...Are there many ways to get disqualified?

Valerie Adams: Yes there are. At the olympics once your name is called out you have to get started on the throw before 60 secs is up, otherwise you're out. Also you must step out from the back and you aren’t allowed to step out of the circle before the push is finished.

Interviewer: Wow. This event has some very strict rules. What do you need to do to train?

Valerie Adams: I probably spend most of the week I have to lift weights to get my strength up. I also have to eat special and the right foods to be able to get stronger.

Interviewer: You must spend a lot of your time with weights. Tell us about your  family?

Valerie Adams: Well, I have 1 brother who is Steven Adams, the basketball player. My mum is tongan and her name is Lilika Ngauamo. My dad is english and his name is Sydney Adams.

Interviewer: THANK-YOU Valerie for this amazing talk and we hope to see you at the next olympics!

My Partner Jorja Had Marked My Work And Gave Me A Score Of 16

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Cross Country!

Walking through the mud to the starting point, I could see that the course was not going to be easy. Mr Burt clapped the blocks together and off the 10 year old girls went. "Oh, It's so muddy!" I could hear as I jogged through. 

Reaching the gravel road I saw puddles, and more mud. Jogging along, my friends and I are all not far apart. To get to the first bridge we had to go through heaps of muddy puddles. It wasn't very nice. Then before we knew it we were at the first bridge. That meant we were starting our run in the bush. 

There were heaps and heaps of places we could've slipped. But most people didn't. Near the last bridge I saw my uncle! He worked at Telecom and they were helping us. "Hi Uncle Kimana!" I yelled as I ran past. I was nearly there and man was I puffed. Finally I had finished!!!

I found that run much much better than last year's one. But I was very tired. Overall I think I did really well and I hope I beat my last one!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olympics: The Men's Rowing Pair

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray won a gold medal when they were the first across the finish line. I bet everyone in New Zealand was feeling very proud of them. I also think they were felling good about them selves too! That means another gold medal for New Zealand.

New Zealand is 15th on the list and we have 8 medals which are:
GOLD: 3       SILVER: 2      BRONZE: 5

Here is the link to the Official Olympic Site:

Monday, August 6, 2012


Last week we got to play Basketball with a pro. He taught us different techniques and skills that we would need if we did end up playing Basketball.

First we started outside with some drills. Soon we got into pairs a got a ball. We practised different ways to bounce the ball up and down the court. Once the first person finished the next person went. We also got to go in the hall for a game.

Entering the hall I could see that there were 2 basketball hoops set up. We got to play a game called Golden Child. We split up into 2 teams. One team were the shooters and the other team were the runners. Each team had an aim and for the shooters it was to try and get as many people out by getting as many basketballs in. But for the runners, their aim was to get as many people around the court before the shooter's score. If the shooter's score the person must stop running and the next person goes. When there is only one person left he runs but when he/she passes you, you can run too. We played this game and unfortunately we lost!

I had a lot of fun at basketball! It was pretty tiring though. As much as it tiring it’s also alot of fun and I can’t wait to go again!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Medley Relays

Medley Swimming is a team event that has 4 people who swim 4 different strokes. They must swim these 4 strokes in the correct order which is: Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle.

To win this event athletes must swim 100m’s as fast as you can. Strict rules are adhered to, such as using the right stroke and turning correctly.

Swimmers wear swim suits or jons made of spandex so that there is less drag. Goggles are also helpful because they let you see if your going off track and when you need to turn at the end. They also use swimming caps. The caps are nice and smooth like a bullet point and it helps them stay in line. Obviously this is done in a swimming pool.

Skills and strengths are needed to compete and to have these skills and strengths you have to train. Swimmers are most likely to be in the pool around 5-6 days of the week for around 6 hours. Athletes would also have to keep a healthy diet.

I think that this would be a tiring  sport and I hope that the teams do well.