Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
this is my homework poster of Lydia Bradey she is courageous because she climbed mount Everest and that takes a lot of courage.
made by Luca.
Posted by Room 4 at 14:25
The reason I made thew poster about him was because he would have had to gone through many storms and treacherous reefs to go where he went.
Monday, 11 November 2013
On the 5th of November every year, for the past 408 years, we celebrate Guy Fawkes, and let off fireworks. We are remembering the time when the Gun Powder Plot failed. In England Guy Fawkes and his friends tried to blow up the king and House of Lords with gun powder. They tried to blow up the parliament because King James had made a law that the people in England were not allowed to be Catholics. Guy Fawkes was caught guarding the barrels of gunpowder in the basement under the Parliament House in the early hours of the morning on the 5th of November, 1605. Some of the gang escaped, but Guy Fawkes and those that were caught were tortured and executed.
Posted by Room 4 at 09:47
Friday, 8 November 2013
The treaty to end the Great War (World War 1) was signed on the 11th of November 1918 at 11 am.
The soldiers came back to New Zealand and the schools made athletics day to honour the soldiers. They held it on Armistice Day until 1960 and changed it to the closest Saturday so the parents could come. There was over 500 competitors and the main race was the peace shield with was 220 yards. It even continued over World War 2.
The Great War [World War One in 1918] ended when the peace treaty was signed on the 11th of November 1918 at 11 am.
Armistice day is celebrated on the closest Saturday to the 11th of November.
The main race is the Peace Shield which is held at the end of the day and it is 220 yards.
Returned solders and teachers made athletics day happen
In the 1960s they changed it to the closest Saturday so parents can come along.
Armistice Day occurred on November 11th 1918 at 11am. All the soldiers came back and teachers from schools they attended made an athletics day to remember the soldiers and invited other people to come. The only problem was that it was on a school day so the parents couldn’t come so in the 1960’s they changed it to a Saturday so all the parents could come and celebrate. The Peace Shield is 220 yards. People watch the Peace Shield back then it was the only one but since then people have been donating shields.
Armistice Day is a day where they signed a treaty for peace in World War 1 on November the 11th 1918 11: am. To honour the people they made an Athletics Day. They held all sorts of events. Returned solders and teacher came back to host the Athletics Day. They made an event called the Peace Shield for the fastest person from each school. They had to run 220 yards for the Peace Shield. They try to run the race at the time of the treaty was signed. The first winner of the Peace Shield was a girl from Mahana School. Two schools dropped out of the Athletics day so they added a new school called Tasman Bay Christian School. In the 1960s they changed the event to the closest Saturday to Armistice Day so parents could attend.
Every year on the Saturday closest to the 11th of November, most of the schools in the Moutere Hills participate in an athletics event to celebrate Armistice Day. (The day that the signing of the peace treaty for The Great War was done.)
When everyone came back from the war some of the soldiers and teachers decided that it would be nice to hold an athletics event to remember the soldiers and people in the war. They held the event every year on the 11th of the 11th to celebrate that this was the anniversary of when the peace treaty was signed.
They kept it at the same date every year until the 1960s when they changed it to the closest Saturday to the 11th of the 11th so that the parents could come along as well.
They held many races and competitions but the main one was the one where each of the schools competed for a trophy called the Peace Shield. They tried to hold this race at 11am on the day. This changed to the end of the day when they started holding it on the Saturdays they found that people were leaving after the race was finished.
So now we still have our athletics day for the primary schools of the Moutere hills every year.
Thursday, 7 November 2013
This is my poster that I made.....we had to choose a courageous person and say what made him or her courageous.I chose 3 people because the first one Sir Keith Park saved people even though he risked his life for others.Alexander Aitken was a human computer he also helped scientist with experiments and saved lives by improving our technology and Ernest Rutherford halved the atom and survived he was brave because he could of died and he made NZ proud because he is the first person to be able to do that without ding .