Friday, 22 August 2014

Paige Life Ed Caravan Explanation

The Life Education Trust Association is a company which  helps children to make superior choices about their health , as well as  teaching them to respect themselves and others. The Trust also empowers children to make the right decision when  facing difficult scenarios and  learning  to appreciate their own uniqueness.

The topic for the Intermediate block for this occasion was Drugs and Alcohol.

One of the main topics that we learnt was drugs. We learnt What are Drugs?
A drug is any chemical substance, other than food, water or oxygen. Drugs are  substances that kill people. People can die from overdosing. When you overdose that means you take too much at one time. Drugs are something that make people feel better about themselves. Drugs are chemical substances that can cause the brain to function in a different way that isn’t normal. Drugs are something that people take for kicks. All medicines are drugs , but not all drugs are medicines.

We learnt that when you are in a situation facing drugs you need to make an ethical choice. A choice that you know will make yourself and people proud. Most people who sell or make drugs look for people who appear innocent, weak or willing to try anything. If people make the choice to put drugs in their body the consequence it that it can ruin the body flow and your brain will never fully develop especially if you take drugs during puberty.

Another main topic was Alcohol.

There are three types of Alcohol.  Beer ,Wine and Spirits.
If we take apart Beer and put it into layers according to the ingredients. Beer only has 5% Alcohol in a standard drink.
Wine has 14% Alcohol in a standard drink.
Spirits on the other hand has 46% in a standard drink.
If someone chooses to put alcohol in their body at a young age, then their body won’t function properly. A young teenager can only take a very small quantity of alcohol. In your body the liver separates the bad things from your bloodstream.  Alcohol if taken regularly from a teenager can affect the person’s  emotions and ability too function properly.

Lynn was talking about the Web Of Addiction. The web of addiction is when you are on drugs and you can’t stop taking them no matter how hard you try. First you start off liking it for a while. You have it once a week.  Then it comes to a point when you want it more. So you have it 3 times a week. Suddenly it turns into a problem when you need it more regularly. You will do anything to have it. Finally you CRAVE IT. You can’t go without it. You have to have it constantly.

Lastly Lynn taught us why people choose to use drugs and alcohol. Some of the  reasons were that others were doing it , they thought that it wouldn't harm them, they thought it was cool and they wanted to be part of the crowd. I asked my dad if he had ever done drugs or alcohol, he said yes. I asked dad why he did it and he told me that sometimes people do drugs and alcohol to hide the pain that they feel inside. Dad told me that sometimes life can get very hard and during those hard times people usually make the wrong decisions and as a result of the emotional trauma that is involved they take drugs and alcohol to numb the pain.

I think that drugs and alcohol are bad for you and your life. They don’t make all your problems go away, they just add to it. My decision is that I will not take drugs and alcohol  because they can ruin my life ahead of me and whats to come. Right now I am drug and alcohol free and I plan to keep it that way.


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Paige The Glass Boy By Melaina Faranda

WALT: Reflect on the text.

Success Criteria: I can reflect on the text from a critical perspective.

Looking at the images and colors and illustrations what vibe do we get from the text?
I think that the vibe in the text is sadness. Negative mood.
Read the Bet and Predict what time period do you think this story was set in?
I think it was set in between 1876 - 1923. 
What helped you form your opinion?

Clarify the following selected words on page 2:
1. Foundry - A workshop or factory that makes metal.
2. Maestro - A conductor
3.Doge - The chief of Venice
4.Noble Families -  Wealthy and Healthy families.
5.Blasphemy - The offence of speaking about God or sacred things
6.Oath - A solemn promise  

Who are the characters in the text? What do we know about them?
1. Pietro  a man who works in the factory
2. Maestro Battono someone who insulted another worker.
3. Maestro Mancini is the one who got insulted
4. The Doge  the chief of Venice.
5.Saint Anthony was the patron saint of glass - blowers.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Life Education With Harold

Today was our final lesson with Harold for this year. Our mentor Lynn taught us how Drugs and alcohol affect our bodies. If you choose to put drugs into your bodies then your body will slow down. If you choose to put alcohol in your body will slow down and be stressful. Lynn said this " Drugs don't choose people people choose drugs"Something I learnt from the Life Education Caravan is that the choose you make will come back and haunt you 

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Quziyah And Paige's Problems

Quziyah - Paige:
1) x + 12 = -20
x = -32
2) x + 16 = -32
x = -48
3) x + 9 = -45
x = -54
4) x + 32 = -67
x = -99
5) x + 35 = -39
x = -74
6) x + 23 = -20
x = -43
7) x + 45 = -55
x = -100
8) x + 10 = -11
x = -21
9) x + 18 = -18
x = -36
10) x + 3 = -12
x = -15

Paige - Quziyah:
1) x + 33 = -67
x = -100
2) x + 7 = -24
x = -31
3) x + 15 = -33
x = -48
4) x + 54 = -48
x = -102
5) x + 23 = -45
x = -68
6) x + 38 = -62
x = -100
7) x + 27 = -12
x = -39
8) x + 14 = -35
x = -49
9) x + 50 = -79
x = -129
10) x + 4 = -24

x = -28

Monday, 4 August 2014

Commonwealth Games Explanation

The Commonwealth games is an international, multi - sporting event,  held every four years, for athletes from the Commonwealth countries. These nations are the United Kingdom and states that were previously part of the British Empire. The first Commonwealth Games took place first in 1930 , Hamilton Canada. Many people from  different countries came and represented their country.
The XX (20th) Commonwealth Games were held in Glasgow, Scotland. This years Commonwealth Games are between July 23 to August 3, 2014. 6,500 athletes from 71 countries will compete in 17 sports over 11 days.It will be the third time the Commonwealth Games have been held in Scotland, previous events were held in Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986. 

Bobby Robinson, a major influence within athletics in Canada at the time, finally implemented the event that had been talked about amongst Commonwealth nations for over thirty years with the City of Hamilton providing $30,000 to help cover travelling costs of the participating nations. Since then, the Games have been conducted every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II) and the event has seen many changes, not least in its name.
From 1930 to 1950 the Games were known as the British Empire Games, from 1954 until 1966 the British Empire and Commonwealth Games and from 1970 to 1974 they took on the title of British Commonwealth Games.  It was the 1978 games in Edmonton that saw this unique, world class, multi-sports event change its name to the Commonwealth Games.
To host the Commonwealth Games you need to make a bid to the Commonwealth Games Federation. The higher the bid the more likely you are to host the next Commonwealth Games.
There are 17 sports in Commonwealth Games they are athletics, table tennis, cycling mountain bike, triathlon, squash , cycling road , artistic gymnastics , netball, rugby sevens , shooting , badminton , power-lifting ,  diving , cycling track , lawn bowls , hockey , wrestling ,  judo , boxing , swimming , rhythmic gymnastics and weightlifting.

The Commonwealth Games are one of the most popular games in the world.

Lest We Forget Them

Today commemorates the hundredth year since our young brave soldiers went to WWl. "Lest We Forget"
All governments will have the flags half- mast.  Thank-you those who went at risk for our sake.

Lest We Forget 

We will never forget you