Monday, 27 August 2012

SPCA Cupcake Day

SPCA Cupcake Day

27th August is the SPCA Cupcake Day.
Room 4 wanted to be the "community kind" and show our support for this organisation so we decided to hold a Cupcake Day at Awapuni School.

 What an awesome turn out. There were some amazing cupcakes and lots and lots of Awapuni students remembered to bring their money to buy a cupcake.

We will announce at the Friday assembly just how much money we raised for the SPCA.

Monday, 13 August 2012

A day of diving...

Thank goodness for the rain yesterday, it meant that I could stay inside all day and watch the Olympics!!

I really enjoyed watching the 10m platform diving finals. I can't believe the things those men could do.
 If you think back to your Olympic pool challenge earlier in the year when you had to jump off the high diving board you will have some understanding of how they were feeling.
Although our high diving board is only about 3m high and the one they jumped off was 10m!!

It was amazing to hear the support from the crowd as each person stood on the platform ready to jump. 
It must be a surreal feeling hearing all of those spectators cheering for you. I felt a bit sorry for the Chinese competitor who got the silver medal. He was devastated to have missed out on the gold as China was going for 8 from 8 in the diving competitions.However, I would also be super happy and proud of myself for even getting into the finals so he shouldn't be too hard on himself.

What was the highlight of the Olypmics for you?
Which events did you like to watch the most?

Monday, 6 August 2012

Fueling our bodies like a champion

Today we had a look at an infographic about athletes diets.
We looked at the swimmers diet and saw that he ate a whopping 3000 - 6000 calories a day!!
That is more than double what the average person needs to eat.
We noticed that he had lots of small meals throughout the day (sometimes it was a special protein shake) and he had lots and lots to drink.
We also noticed that he had a power nap during the day so you wouldn't be able to go to school or work if you were training for the olympics.

Go through Radical Room 2's blog to have a look at the link "What fuels an athlete?"
Choose a sport to look at.

What did you notice? .
Can you make a statement about what you saw?

Sunday, 5 August 2012