Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 3 - Activity 1 and 2

Day 4 - Activity 1 -
Day #4: Swimming with the Sharks
By the end of Day #3, you have seen a lot of the north island of New Zealand.  Hopefully you have enjoyed it and you’re excited for the next phase of your journey – the ferry trip across the Cook Strait from the bottom of the north island to the top of the south island. You will spend the next two days exploring the south island before you head back up to Auckland, via Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand).
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Activity 1: When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit.

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Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.
The Local people tried to keep the whales wet so they can live, they got anything to help the whales keep wet. They got towels and even pots to keep them alive. The people are brave and very nice to have helped the beach whales.

Day 3 - Activity 2
Activity 2: After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].

The trailer for this movies was good, it looks like a great movie. I would love to watch this movies. I think the movie is about women's right! I rate this movie 4!!


  1. Talofa Lava Joseph!

    I'm glad to see you joining the Winter Learning Journey, way a go Joseph! I like your description of the whales but you just need to re read it first before posting it, so that your mistakes won't be commented or shown. For activity 2 it's true that the movie was related to women's right but could you tell us why you've rated the movie 4? I would like to know please.

  2. Hi Joseph, I'm so glad that you're participating in this blogging program during your school break. Well done!

    I agree with you that the people who worked so very hard to save the beached whales were very brave and generous people. It must have been very saddening to see so many beautiful animals in such danger!!!

    I hope you'll watch Whale Rider one day. It is, as you say, about the right of women to have the same opportunities as men in the Maori culture. I found it a very powerful movie and one that I would recommend.

    I hope you're enjoying your blogging as much as I am enjoying reading your blogs from my home here in Canada.


  3. Hey joseph my name is emerald and thanks for your comment and i really love the learning that your doing keep up the awesome work your doing