Thursday, 24 September 2015

MOTAT 2015

Kahikatea Team have had a trip to MOTAT. The exciting thing was the Laser Maze. The interesting site was making the marble tracks. Once we started, everyone sprinted to the table of equipment. Frosiking through the widgets and gadgets. We all had to make a track on boards that were covered in holes large enough for the tiny sticks to help create the marble track.The next thing was a TRAM RIDE!! The elderly tram driver was an experienced driver. He told us about the history of MOTAT's Trams and how the engineering of the trams work. He had shown us a couple of the joysticks to operate the tram. The seats were very bouncy and comfortable. I found that at MOTAT was EXTREMELY fun. Especially the CHALLENGE ZONE. There were hand batteries, and musical pipes, AND an Infinity Mirror. I enjoyed our trip to Auckland, to MOTAT. On the way back to school the Waipa River had FLOODED!!! I think that if you like history and old day inventions. Come along to MOTAT!!!!

By Asarina Johnson

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Production 2015

Eight weeks of hard work has now all been paid off. For the production I was a Maori girl doing the poi. I really liked it. When I was practicing it seemed really complicated, I almost hesitated to do it. Eventually I started to enjoy it. Mrs Hobbs sister Tracey taught me how to do the two poi in one hand. I found that fun to do. Poi practicing was a challenge that I had to face and not hide from. I recommend that if there is anyone that wants to do an emotional dance the poi will be perfect. When you use the poi in dances like Kapa Haka the poi are meant to be graceful so the slower you can get and stay in time with the beat of the song. I love swinging the poi. Maori dancing and performing is my favourite thing to do.

By Asarina Johnson    Picture