Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Basketball - Eastern Zone Tournament

On Tuesday, 21 August the Point England Basketball boys went to Selwyn college to participate in the Eastern Zone Basketball Competition. We went into the competition pumped and ready than we got to our first game all of us were burning with excitement as we took the court. As the whistle went off, the game had finally started. Point England, Vs. St Heliers .

So as we continued our game we got more and more into the game. It got really intense so the harder we had to play, our teams were almost even but the other team had the height advantage. As my team stood on the sideline watching. We finally got subbed on. As we took the court and prepared it was hard as we threw the ball down the court than shooting the other team would get the ball and run down the court and sooner score. Later on the game had finally come to an end, ending with us losing 9-27

Our final game was against Panmure District, it was an outstanding game for all of the basketball boys. All of us had been a bit down from not winning our 2nd, 1st game so we took our intentions to win our final game against Panmure. We passed, we jumped, we ran, we shot. Soon after we had finally dominated the team in points they would get the ball and we would take it run down court, shoot and then get a score. Soon after the game started it ended with us coming out on top winning 2-37

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Animators Apprentice

Last Week on Thursday, The Point England Extensions group had 3 visitors from Auckland museum. One man by the name of Ali another by he name or Maka and the last one named, Nils. These 3 were very talented artist who taught us about the 1900's and how animations were created. Although it was a very long journey back in time it was still fun too learn how people use to make animations not on a computer but by hand !!

The very first thing they taught us how to find the middle of two lines although it looked quite easy it was a very difficult challenge. Most people wouldn't have got the line in the right place in 1 go. So after that we had a piece of paper with 2 line on them it was in the form of a jelly fish, and we had to find between these lines. It took awhile, but everyone soon finished than we got the chance to do something more creative.

We than had to add a little bit more detail, to our creations such as colour, hair (optional) etc. Than when we thought we were finished we took our creations and put them into a Zoetrope. Ali than spun the Zoetrope and we had too look between the cuts in the side. When we looked through them, we saw our creations moving. But then again if we looked through the top we would only see a blur, ruining your artwork.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olympics - Valerie Adams

Hanging her head with despair Valerie Adams showed her disappointment at her defeat. The realisation that she could no longer defend her gold medal, she had won in Beijing, A mixture of feelings show on Valerie’s face she couldn’t help but hold her tears back. She was very disappointed, because of all the training and build up for the Olympics.