Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Mournful Loss

“One small step for man . One giant leap for mankind.” Words once said by the great Neil Armstrong. He was the first human to step foot on the moon. Unfortunately at the age of 82 this reluctant American hero passed away due to complications of heart surgery. The world
mourns the loss.

Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin along with the help of Michael Collins, marked a monumental historic event, by landing on the moon. Not only was it a race against the Soviets, but it was successful.  This made Neil Armstrong one America’s greatest hero's.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


As part of our E-learning project for this year, we were assigned to make an animation about running. Above is my completed project. Enjoy!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Cross Country

Out of breath, I was desperately trying to reach the finish line. With a mud splattered back I was trying to maneuver along the treacherous track. Gasping for breath as various people passed me I thought to myself, "Oh no, I'm getting further and further behind." On my way to the bridge I encountered some of my fellow classmates starting to lag. With a burst of speed I passed them.

Shocked at how much mud had clung on to my shoes, I began to walk. Lagging behind again, I thought a steady jog would help. Pushing myself I picked up my pace. Halfway through the track though I felt a feeling of dread come as my muscles started to ache with pain.

Unsure of where my whereabouts I heard the sound of cheering and I was sure I was near the finish line. Drained of energy, I started to walk. My determination and perseverance disintegrated as I got nearer and nearer to the finish line.

Close to the finish line, I thought I should really sprint now but I was too exhausted. To be honest I wasn’t really proud of my determination, since I walked nearly the whole way. It didn’t really matter to me what I had placed, in the end its all about participating.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Valerie's Silver Medal

Valerie Adams, valiantly attempted to defend her title at this year's 2012 Olympics. She worked tirelessly towards this event desperate to gain another gold medal. However disappointment struck as Valerie was unable to defend her title, losing to Belarus’s Nadzeya Ostapchuck. Visibly upset, she was still proud of her achievements and showing gratitude towards her coach, Jean Pierre Eggar.  An emotional evening, it was.

Animators Apprentice

Why Smoke When you can Live?

Smoking kills, this is one of many ways of dying.

The illnesses associated with smoking are cancer, heart problems, which can also lead to amputations and other diseases that can harm the body. These are the many effects of smoking which are caused by the 4000 chemicals in the cigarette, including nicotine and tobacco.  The chemicals travel first into the immune system then into your blood.

Smoking not only affects the inside of your body, it also affects your appearance on the outside as well. Your face looks old, wrinkles start to appear faster, you teeth start to rot and your brain doesn’t function properly. The movie room 20 watched gave a good example. The lady looked as if she was in her late 70’s, but it shocked me she was only in her early 40’s.

You can save up to hundreds of dollars a month and thousands of dollars a year, by not purchasing cigarette packets. Saving money to provide for your family and yourself, could change your life and people around you. Also, you could set an example for children on how to save their own money and their earnings.

Why do people start smoking? They could be doing it to impress people, trying to be cool or even trying to get rid of the stress you have. These are just a couple of points why people start to smoke. Think this before you smoke, what are the benefits of smoking?

When people decide to smoke, it increases your chances of having cancer. It also causes addiction, one smoke after another. 

I wrote this with the help of Sylvia