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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 1 Activity 1

Top 3 Facts
  1. Four hundred years before Captain Cook set down his anchor in Poverty Bay Gisborne, the Maori people had voyaged in their waka's to find the land that we know today as Aotearoa (The Land of the Long White Cloud).
  2. One of the many things that New Zealand is infamous for is AJ Hackett's invention of the bungy jump...A J Hackett - NZ . The first ever modern bungy jump was on April 1 1979, from a 76 metre high suspension bridge in Bristol, England. This particular jump was carried out by David Kirke, Geoff Tabin and Simon Keeling...all members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club. The idea was based upon native tribal "land diving" in Vanuatu. Here a tribesman would jump off a tower made of wood (about 20-30 metres high) with tree vines wrapped around their ankles as their "bungy-cord".
  3. New Zealand is presently home to 4.596 million people, with a combined land mass of 268,021 km2...however 56% of this population live on the North Island. A longstanding popular myth has always been of the extreme ratio of sheep to people (allegedly 20:1). However, that is not the kiwi reality with the ratio now being only 6:1 and there being more cows (dairy) than sheep in today's New Zealand pastures.

16 comments:

alicia said...

Hello Harrison,
I enjoyed reading your facts about the history of New Zealand. I definitely did a very similar one to you! Have you posted day #2 yet?

Moana @ Glen Innes School said...

Hey Harrison...
I like how you included lots of information in the texts and changed them into new words. I can't wait to see more posts from you. Thanks!

Limiteti @ Glen Innes School said...

Hi Harrison,

I really enjoyed reading the facts they you had listed down. I think it was really awesome how you included a bunch of information. I really like the work you are doing keep it up, I can't wait to read more.

Rachel Williams said...

Kia ora Harrison! Welcome back to the holiday blogging programme. I am so glad to see that you've joined us again this year!

Unfortunately, Mark has to work over the holiday or else he would be blogging with me. We do have two great teachers, Nicky and Jacinta, working with us this time so you'll have lots of people reading your blogs!

I hope that you enjoyed the first activity for the WLJ. It was a real pleasure to read your post. You had clearly done your research and you've provided us with some great facts!

For what it's worth, you even taught us brand new things that we did not know before. For example, we still thought that the sheep:people ratio was higher than the cows:people ratio but you have taught us that we were incorrect!

Thanks for the info ;)

Keep up the great work, Harrison.

Cheers,
Rachel :)

Vedel @ Glen Innes School said...

Hey Harrison
I like how you have used your own words
You have really great information.
Keep up the great work.

jolie said...

Kia Ora Harrison

You're work is very very interesting. I liked reading youre facts about new zealand. I cant wait to see more of youre blogs. Keep up the great work.

Mafi @ Glen Innes School said...

Hey Harrison

You have amazing facts about New Zealand. I'm excited for next posts. Amazing Work!

Cheska said...

Kia Ora Harrison,
My name is Cheska, I'm a year 8 from St Patrick's school. It's really cool that there are interesting historical facts about New Zealand. I can't wait to read more of your posts.

Sincerely,
Cheska

Harrison said...

Hello Jolie

Thankyou for all of your positive comments.

Harrison said...

Hello Alicia

Thankyou for all of your positive comments.

Harrison said...

Hello Moana

Thankyou for all of your positive comments.

Harrison said...

Hello Limi

Thankyou for all of your positive comments.

Harrison said...

Hello Rachel

Thankyou for all of your positive comments.

Harrison said...

Hello Mafi

Thankyou for all of your positive comments.

Harrison said...

Hello Cheska

Thankyou for all of your positive comments.

Rachel Williams said...

Our pleasure, Harrison!

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