Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cross Country 2012!!!!

BANG!! Everyone sprinted and ran trying to win the race. All the girls put on a burst of speed around the rugby field trying to be the top eight. YAY! Everyone shouted and cheered for their team mates. "Go Te Arawa!" all my friends said trying to cheer me on. My legs were getting tired but I didn’t want to give up so I jogged mostly through the grass. All the girls were looking back to see if anybody had caught up to them, but all the other girls were just walking.

Eww! Mud splattered around my clothes and my shoes were dirty and smelt really bad. The Reserve was muddy all over  and I slipped down the steep steps as I was finding my way through the treacherous track. My arms were hurting and my legs were about to collapse as was sprinting so I started walking my way out of the track.

With determination and perseverance I was trying to run my best. I was gasping for breath as I was trying to run around the reserve the final time, trying to get my place in the top eight. The older boys ran passed me and I keep jogging and jogging. I could see the the finish line and I only saw 5 girls in my age group lining up to put their name on the list. When I ran to the finish line everyone was cheering.  It was as noisy in a sports stadium.  I was lucky enough to be in the top eight. Feeling really happy for my achievement I had a huge smile on my face.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sesalna and Aliza-Smoking.

People around the world smoke and that causes a big problem. Did you know that there are 4,000 chemicals in every single cigarette. Because of these chemical people who smoke can get sick or end up in the hospital ready for their lives to end. Smoking is a very bad idea because if you smoke for the first time then your body will want more and more because it is addictive. When the smoke gets into your body it damages everything even your heart and brain including your lungs.

More and more people buy smokes and they don’t realise they're spending more than 105 dollars every week if they smoke about a pack a day. Some people waste their money on smokes even though they have nowhere to live. Instead of buying smokes people would have a lot more money to buy shopping or things for their children.

When you smoke it can also affect your appearance. You start to have wrinkles because the smoke dries your skin. Smoking can cause a lot of problems such as it gives you stained teeth and even bad breath.

As you know teenagers around the world smoke, Why do teenagers smoke? I think they get influenced by their family or friends but I wonder why they want to start. Smoking is a bad thing and teenagers should stop smoking because it can damage your body, affect how you look and waste money. Teenagers, before you start you should think about smoking and how it affects your body. It might even make you die at a very young age.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Valerie Adam 2012

Wednesday, August 08 2012

With full of a disappointing loss Valerie Adams came in with a silver medal competing in the shot-put. Valerie Adams personal best was 21.34. Unexpectedly Valerie was beaten by Nadzeya Ostapchuk but only a short shot. Agreeing with the silver medal Valerie was getting a little bit happy for her achievement.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Precious Mckanzie

Precious McKenzie was born in South Africa in 1936. Unfortunately he had a chest condition which he luckily survived, which is why his mother Christena called him Precious. Precious was well known in New Zealand because he was a famous weightlifter.

In his early childhood Precious's dad was eaten by a crocodile. Suddenly his mother started drinking so she gave Precious and his sister to foster homes. Sadly their foster parents didn’t feed them properly so he didn’t grow properly. He only grew to 1.45m.

Without too much effort Precious did gymnastics hoping to be in the circus. Unfortunately he couldn't be in the circus because of his colour skin. He decided to do weightlifting instead.

He won the Bantamweight title in South Africa. and wanted to play for the empire games but he wasn’t allowed because of his skin color. They even refused to select for the Olympics. In 1963 South Africa finally chose him but he refused because he didn’t want to be treated like that, and be discriminated against.

He chose to emigrate to England. He also got married to a woman called elizabeth and was lucky enough had two children. After that he came to New zealand and was on our team for weightlifting. And he won a lot of medals.