Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Week 4 Day 2 Summer Learning Journey!!

Day 2

Activity 1 
Fact 1: He was born on 31/12/1980
Fact 2: When not leading the team, McCaw is a keen pilot and in 2009 was made an honorary squadron leader of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. 
Fact 3: He was brought up in North Otago and educated at Otago Boys High, where he played his rugby at No 8. 

Activity 2

Julie Coney

An outstanding Silver Fern defender from 1985 to 1990, Julie Coney (nee Townsend) was part of the 1987 world championship winning side, and captained New Zealand in the 1990 Commonwealth Games exhibition match against Australia. She also commentated extensively on netball for 17 years with TVNZ. She has built over 25 years’ experience in the travel, conference, event and hospitality industries, running hospitality programmes for major sporting organisations and corporates throughout New Zealand.
Activity 3
The Tango
Fact 1: The Cultural origins is Argentina 
Fact 2: Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world. 
Fact 3: On August 31, 2009, UNESCO approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the tango in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists


  1. Ata Marie Yuktha,
    It’s awesome to see that you have found some great facts about Richie McCaw with us. I didn’t realise he went to Otago Boys High. Did you know that he married Gemma Flynn? She was a member of the womens Black Sticks team, that’s our national hockey team! Did you find out what he does, now that he isn’t playing for the All Blacks?
    Wow, that’s great to see Julie Coney found a way to stay connected with netball after playing. I’m sure there would have been plenty of times when she was commentating that she wanted to join in and play! Why did you choose Julie Coney for this activity? Do you play netball?
    I didn’t even realise there was such a thing at a intangible Cultural Heritage List! Did you have a look to see if New Zealand had anything on the list? You have done a brilliant job finding some interesting facts about the style of dance, Tango. Have you ever seen it being performed? It’s a very passionate dance to watch, I have never seen it in person but I have watched a few videos of it. If you had the chance would you learn how to tango?
    Keep the great blogs coming! Not long left now.

  2. Kia Ora Yuktha,

    It’s great to see how much effort you have put in over the last few weeks in the Summer Learning Journey.

    To be awarded the full amount of points for activities, they need to be in your own words. We have noticed that you have copied some facts straight from the internet/the question. When an activity asks for facts, you can use the internet to help you but you need to make sure you reword the information.

    We really want to give you the full points for this activity and any other activities where you have copied information.

    Instead of just copying this information from Wikipedia about Bill Kin, i could rewrite it.

    Information from Wikipedia:
    William George "Bill" Kini (9 July 1937 – 30 August 2012) was a New Zealand boxer and rugby union prop. He won a gold medal for boxing in the heavyweight division at the 1966 Kingston British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Kini died in 2012, as a result of complications from a cancerous tumour on his spine.

    Rewritten version:
    William George Kini more commonly known as Bill Kini was born 9th July 1937. At the 1966 Kingston British Empire and Commonwealth Games, he represented New Zealand in heavyweight boxing and he won the gold medal match. Bill Kini passed away 30 August 2012 from complications from a spinal tumour.

    You can either edit the blog post or post the rewritten version of the activity in the comments.

    I look forward to reading your new edited version. Let me know if you need any help rewording this activity or another activity :)