Monday, August 27, 2012

Animators Apprentice.

Last week on Thursday, people from animators apprentice came to teach us some more skills about animating. I quickly whipped up this video of some animations. I hope you enjoy. P.S. The mouth is saying Hello.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Cross Country Experience

“YEAH”! The day had finally come. That day was CROSS COUNTRY....... This is the day I’ve been waiting for. The day to put all my practice to good use. I wanted to push myself because I was determined to win!

“Can all 11 year old boys and girls please come to the starting point” Mr Jacobsen said. We all waited anxiously for Mr Burt’s signal. “BANG!” There we were. Fast as lightning from the starting point we all rushed off in a flash. I was at the back of the pack trying to conserve my energy with Lorenzo.

Very quickly, we reached the first kilometer (KM) down by the reserve. The field conditions were mucky and muddy. The mud was knee high on me. Going at 20%, I picked up the pace and went 40%. Even though I was trying to conserve my energy, I was so puffed out. That was only 1km into the race. I didn’t know if I could make it the rest of the way.

“Come on Gabriel” said Mr Somerville. “You can do it.” Pumping my legs I picked up the pace to 60%. “Upwards and onwards” I say to myself. Running on the gravel I think to myself “lucky I wore shoes or my feet would’ve been aching.” Coming up to the bushwalk, I’m proud of myself for making it that far. 

Pushing myself even harder, I came towards the final km near the end. I was currently in 6th place. The boy in front of me was about  20 metres away. I picked up the pace to 80%. Two minutes later, I was neck and neck with him. Finally I passed him because he slowed down. However, I knew I couldn’t beat the person in front of me because he was over 50 metres away. So I just started to go a bit faster at 90%. Fifth was a good position to be in.

Giving it my all at 110%, I sprinted towards the finish line. Mud splashing everywhere, I was so proud of myself. Finally making it to the finish line, I fell to the ground with a THUMP! All covered in mud, I walked towards the drinking fountain to have a massive drink of water. It felt like I had drunk one litre.

At the end of the day, I was so proud of myself for coming 5th. I represented myself, my family and I did really well. This experience will help me get fit for the future when I become a rugby league player.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Usain Bolt Sprinting Legend

Is it a jet? Is it a plane? No it’s Usain Bolt. The Jamaican born is the fastest man IN THE WORLD on the track and field. He has returned to defend his WR (World Record) title. All have turned up to try and beat him but no one can succeed. HE IS THE SPRINTING LEGEND!!!
Warming up for the race, Usain Bolt stretches, slaps his thighs to wake them up and jumped up and down. All this comes to use when he wins the races. Also with a lot of practice he has a lot of speed and agility. Those are all good warm ups for Usain Bolt.

Coming up to the race, Usain Bolt focuses on the finish line. Striving to succeed he bolted past everyone at the start. Keeping up with the lead, he goes onward and upward to the finish line. With only 50 meters to go he puts on the afterburners to get a new WORLD RECORD!

“A NEW W. A NEW WR!” The commentators shout. “USAIN BOLT HAS A NEW WR,” as he finishes his race. Topping his world record, Usain Bolt  does a final victory lap with the Jamaican flag.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Olympic Message

“The most important thing about the Olympics is not to win, but to participate........ just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle”. These were the words of the founder of the Modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

What does the Olympic message mean? It means you sacrifice everything just to compete in the Olympics, and when you struggle, you learn from your mistakes and it makes you stronger.

So who created the Olympic message? Well the man who created it  was the man who created the Olympic message was Baron Pierre de Coubertin.  The message has appeared at all the Modern Olympics on a scoreboard in the opening ceremony.
What does the Olympic message mean to me? To me, it means that it’s not about the Olympics, it about you representing yourself, your family and your friends. It is also about sacrifice. You sacrifice everything just to compete. That's what the Olympic message means to me.

The word triumph means winner, success, fame, fortune and money. The word struggle means training, determined, time, strict diet, and yourself.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

We're In The Grand Final!

This is another version of my picture explanation. Here are my sentences. Hopefully after these sentences, you see the real picture from my writing.

1: Cheering as wild as they can, the girls go crazy as they make their way into the Grand Final.

2: As the girls get the match winning goal, they run across the field cheering.

3. They shoot, they score! As the girls score the match winning goal they all celebrate their victory.

4: With focus, they prepared themselves for the game of their lives.

5: Leading up to the goal they were strategizing how to score the goal.