Friday, 19 September 2014

My Ticket To Taranaki!

Eyes wandering, feet shuffling, nerves flying. I was ready.

 I glanced back at the swarm of orange runners, it was time. My legs stretched, my ears pricked up, ready for the slightest sound… “GO!”

It was only thirty seconds into the race when behind me I caught a glimpse of the bobbing heads which only meant one thing..., my competition were still right there. My head turned, they looked like a stampede, I needed to maintain my pace, but I wasn't feeling too good.

I was about to give up when around the corner I saw my Poppa's smile "you’re where you want to be" his smile converted to mine, first was perfect but... would it last?

Two laps down and one to go I had to leave everything on the line. No regrets.  Nothing would stop me. I was the wind. Going so fast that I couldn't control my legs and then all of a sudden "BAM!" my world was totally muted.  The thundering screams of the crowd had disappeared. I had done it. A smile a thousand miles wide was plastered to my face... I had won!

This story was written about Mt.Spa cross country on Wednesday the 17th this week.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Market Day @ Auroa School!

Today was a very important day for our school, our unit topic for this term is "Re-purposing - the art of turning something old and making it new again" Every student enjoyed it but without a doubt the best part for me was the market day. At the start of term we all chose a re-purposed product that would be thoroughly tested and tried over the next few weeks. Our group chose an original idea called "Drinking Jars"

The Concept-

It was made of a Re-purposed jar, taped with a stripy design and then spray painted, once you peel the tape off it reveals a nice design we then drilled holes into the lids and added a straw. Afterward we filled it with juice for our customers. But the great part is, it can be used again, and again, and again!
We thought our idea was pretty cool.  Everyone must have thought so too because the customers kept pilling in so much that we actually sold out in a matter of minutes!  However there are also many other businesses and classes that need to be credited for their hard work and dedication.  Here is a slideshow with a few photo's capturing the day in all it's glory.

Market Day 2014 on PhotoPeach

AKO Presentation!

These are our 2 presentations for our AKO. The top one is all about finances and the bottom one is basically an evaluation of the planning behind the concept. Hope you enjoy!