May 8, 2015
This term we have been working on a visual text challenge. Our challenge is to make mini lego figures, by following the instructions (the pieces are tiny and the instructions are very detailed). We have to work as a team to successfully make our figures. The figures are Raphael from the Ninja Turtles, Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street, Optimus Prime from the Transformers and Popeye the sailor. We have finished Raphael and Popeye, and we have almost finished Oscar and Optimus. We have had lots of fun doing this so far, it has been very challenging and rewarding.
By Jasmyn and Chiara.
What is a challenge you have faced? How did you overcome it?
What is the best thing you have ever made out of lego?
April 24, 2013
On the afternoon of Day 3 we had a skateboarding lesson. At the start of the lesson most of us didn’t know how to get on a skateboard, but by the end everybody knew how. At the start of the lesson we put on protective gear so no one would get hurt. Firstly we learnt how to stand up on a skateboard, then we learnt how to ride it. We learnt how to go down ramps. Quite a lot of people fell off, but it was really fun. Everyone improved their skateboarding skills. We all had fun.
April 24, 2013
In the morning of Day 3 we faced the Vertical Challenge. The Vertical Challenge is a type of high ropes course, but it goes vertically. The Challenge consists of a ladder, a spider net, giant poles with ‘staples’ for hand-holds and finally a rock climbing wall.
At the end of the course you “hi five” the pole and then you get lowered back down to the ground by your fellow classmates. If you don’t want to go to the top you just go as far as you can.
It was very challenging but fun at the same time. It was about 20 metres high.
Have you ever climbed a Vertical Challenge or scaled a High Ropes course?
What’s the scariest physical challenge you’ve ever achieved?