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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Athletics

Athletics day is quickly approaching and to be completely honest, I'm not that thrilled. This years athletics is a tiny bit different from last years because the 75 metres dash no longer exists. Instead we now have to run a long, sad 200 metres. 

So far we haven't started practising and I don't think we are going to get to it. We are all currently busy with relays but who knows? Mr Reid might surprise us and make us run up and down the tracks. Lets just hope he doesn't.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Film Festival

Yesterday was one of the greatest days ever! Mainly because we showcased our movie at the Sylvia Park Hoyts. Another wonderful thing about this is that we earned a break from the everyday, boring things that we usually do at school. I feel as this event occurred at the perfect time because I'm pretty sure everyone including the teachers needed a break from all the testing that's currently happening.

Here's the movie that we put blood, sweat and tears into.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

A Total Disaster!

Last weeks fitness was a total catastrophe. Everyone was all over the place! Mrs Riley herself even said that she was confused. I could see why, 8 groups running at the same time would drive me insane. I wouldn't even know which team to keep my eyes on.

Gradually over the week everyone started to get a hang of it. This just proves that practice makes perfect! Everyone knew which team they were in, how to play, what to do, etc. The teachers also decided that only 4 teams should be running instead of 8. Which was a good decision on their part. So far I'm enjoying fitness.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Mixing Colours Together!

This week our class conducted a science experiment. The main focus of the experiment was the colours that changed whenever we spun the discs quickly. 

At first I was all over the place but quickly I became focused and stuck into it. I made sure my buddies and I didn't mess up because we didn't want to face the wrath of Mrs Golder. 

This is definitely my most favourite science experiment mostly because I enjoyed everything from step 1 all the way to the end and it was pretty fun spending our afternoon just playing with the discs that we created. 

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Glass Work!

This term for Tech the Year eights are finally doing glass work. Mr Grundy introduced us to it last year but said only the Year eights get to do it, which made me upset because I had to wait a whole year and when it comes to being patient I'm the worst.

Cutting the glass is more difficult than it looks. My hands would always shake whenever I'd cut which then made my piece of glass lopsided and asymmetrical. After cutting for a while my hands would turn red and start to hurt.

Even though I'm not the greatest at glass work I'm going to persevere and try my best! I can't wait to show off my finished product.


Monday, 4 September 2017

Cross Country Season!

It's officially cross country season and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it. I am most definitely not very thrilled to say the least but I don't have a choice, so I have to endure it whether I like it or not. 

I'm not sure why but after I finish running my legs always feel like jelly, like it could collapse any moment. It's not a great feeling but on the bright side I'm increasing my stamina, I'm getting fitter and that's always a good thing!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Orienteering

I've been anticipating this day since last week. The week before we just went over the basics of orienteering. This time we actually had to use a map and navigate ourselves to the attachments. 

At first I was panicking, discouraging thoughts filled my head like 'What if I don't finish?', 'What if I read the map wrong', 'What if I come back last'. I told myself to stop worrying and just think positive.

Coincidentally me and Katrina had the same courses at the same time. We ended up being rebels and worked together even though we weren't supposed to. Oops!