Monday, 17 December 2018

Week 1: A Place to Stand #3

Week 1: A Place to Stand #2

I live in Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island which is located between the Grey river and the Tasman sea. West Coast is beautiful and has plenty of activities to do. If you don't like out doors then this isn't the place for you! We have many walks that cover a wide range of abilities.

Hector dolphins are real show offs and you can see them swim along with our surfers. We also sometimes get whales to. If you are a surfer then there are many waves to catch. There are also places that are great for learners to. If you don't like to get in the water then there is whitebait patties to eat or trout to catch. The West Coast has lovely jewellery too.

West Coast is known for pounamu and we have many shops that sell pounamu. Pounamu is made into different shapes. Some are made for trophies and some are for jewellery.

I am so lucky to have grown up here. I love my home and I wouldn't change anything about it.

Week 1: A Place to Stand

Fun facts about New Zealand:

1. New Zealand is one of the three countries in the world that has two official national anthems of equal standing.  The first is God Save the Queen and the other is God Defend New Zealand. I didn't know this fact and I am born and raised here in New Zealand. 

2.To become a New Zealand citizen, you must swear an oath of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth.

3.  The Auckland City Sky Tower is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere at 328 meters high. 

These Facts really interested me and I didn't know some of these facts.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Science Badge

On the 7 of December I presented my Agriculture badge to the school.  Majority of the class presented their work, and those who didn't, didn't complete their badge. Zac and I were sharing a board because we did the same badge. Zac was not there on the day so I was by myself. We had to have 20 stars to complete our badge.

Once we had finished we printed out our work and glued them onto card. We also had to have a hands on project. At first I didn't have a very interesting activity but in the end I made it so people had to guess what was in the box. (sheep wool!)

It was really cool to see the junior kids come and ask a lot of questions. They were also very interested in our writing. This is me with my board,