Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dangers and Effects of Marijuana

For the last couple of weeks we have been learning at the Life Education Caravan about drugs. I have learnt a lot about drugs and what they can do to you. A very common drug around New Zealand is Marijuana it is an easy access for teenagers and adults. Drugs can cause serious injuries, hallucinations, and many other things but a very important thing for teenagers is brain damage. Many teenagers today are now doing drugs, It is very bad for them because it can damage their brain since there brain has not fully developed.

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Mascot

This term we have been learning about mascots and pretended that the next Commonwealth Games was coming to New Zealand and it was our job to create and design our mascot and it had to do with an New Zealand icon. Mascots usually bring good luck to the event. My mascots name is tiki he is from Auckland and is a chief and warrior. He symbolises Good luck and trying your hardest. He has being around auckland since the Treaty of Waitangi. He wears traditional maori clothes. Although he looks very scary he is a nice man whenever visitors come to his village he welcomes them to his village to stay. He wants Visitors before they leave to know that New Zealand is a place to visit again.

Commonwealth Games

This year is the Commonwealth Games in Scotland Glasgow and I have been looking at a particular athlete that is  competing in the games. Her name is Valerie Adams she is a professional shot-put player. She has won many medals and has competed in many events including the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games and many more. In the year 2012 the London Olympics Valerie Adams won a silver medal she was disappointed that she did not win first place, little did she know she was going to be re awarded the gold medal ,because Nadzeya Ostapchuk failed two drug test and was disqualified. This year in the Commonwealth Games she won a gold medal for Nz and many more to come.