Friday, 15 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey Day 6: Activity 2

Activity 2: The opening ceremonies for every Olympic Games must include formal speeches, a parade of athletes, songs and dances that showcase the culture of the host country. Follow this link to watch the highlights of opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

In the opening ceremony for the London Olympics there were a number of famous English people including the Queen, the Spice Girls, David Bowie, U2, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. Imagine that we were going to host the Olympics here in New Zealand in 2024 and you were invited to be on the committee that decides who is invited to participate in the opening ceremonies. As a member of the group you must choose one of the following people to be in the opening ceremony: Richie McCaw (rugby player), Lorde (singer), Kane Williamson (cricket player), Maria Tutaia (netball player), John Key (prime minister of New Zealand) or Shaun Johnson (league player). On your blog, tell us who you think is the best person to choose and explain why you think that they are the best choice!

I think it should be Lorde! Because She already is popular in New Zealand and America. Lorde can sing us in. She can also come in with one of her friends like Taylor Swift and Taylor can sing with her. This will be the most Amazing thing ever in New Zealand!


  1. Great thinking Joseph! I think that it would be amazing if Lorde (and Taylor Swift) were able to sing for us at the opening ceremonies. Speaking of singing, what is your favourite Lorde song? Do you have one? I have been a huge fan of hers for years. I think that she has done so well navigating the world of entertainment at such a young age. It must be quite difficult for her at times but she shows incredible strength and determination to succeed.

    It's pretty inspiring, 'eh?!

    Keep up the great work with your blogging. You are also inspiring others by setting such a good example over the holiday.

    Well done :)

    Cheers, Rachel

  2. Hi Joseph,
    I agree with you and Rachel that Lorde and Taylor Swift would be a great combo.

    Keep it up!

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  4. Hi Joesph,
    I really enjoed reading your story. I agree with Racheal that Lorde and Taylor Swift would be a fantastic combo.
    Keep up the great work .
    Hope to see you improving in your writing.