Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tech at Tamaki

As we assembled on the streets of G.I a sea of year 7 & 8 students scattered all over struggled to listen and sit down. After quite a while we finally got organized and started making our way to Tamaki College. Marching towards our destination I did’nt know what to expect knowing that this was my first time at tech.”What will we be doing” was all i could say as we approached Tamaki college.

As soon as we arrived we I took one look around at all the college students quickly scrambling to their next class. I went to my class which was science along with other students, I started wondering what my teacher was going to be like and what his name is. I stepped foot inside and It took me till the middle of of class to figure his name out.

The first thing we did when i found a table and sat down was look up at this huge board[to try and see what they did the last week]. Soon I knew what was going on and I started to listen to the teacher[I was already listening anyway].We all got one piece of paper each and we were talking about keeping clean and eating the right food. We all thought of a lot of ideas but most of them were from the week before and I didn’t know what they were.

Now it’s time to take a little break. We got to have a little drink then it was straight back to class. Walking back into our room we all saw these pieces of rubbish scattered over our tables. Everyone was thinking and saying”why is there rubbish on the tables”. Through the wide open door with the wind blowing in comes our teacher. He told us to look on the back for the energy on the back of the packets[all of the packets of rubbish were food and some were drinks].

All of us quickly scanned the back of the packets searching for the energy amount. While we were racing to find how much energy was in each packet,our teacher was writing on the white board. He was making a chart to see what food had the most energy.We all read our packets to him and he wrote them up on the board. Once we were finished he told us to roll up our papers and we can go.

My first day at tech wasn't that cool but I”m sure the next one will be better.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Devastating earthquake

On the 23rd of February a huge terrifying event took place. In the heart of Christchurch is where it all began. Everyone in the city was living their normal life when all of a sudden a huge shake. What I mean by huge shake is EARTHQUAKE!. It was only 12.51 pm when the quake started to really do damage. Buildings collapsed cars were trapped even the icon of the city was destroyed. Yes the almighty cathedral was demolished and it only had one way to go once it was struck,that was down. The earthquake was 6.3 magnitude and was 5 km deep. Fear fulled the bodies of those who were close or underneath a building that was about to cave in. Luckily some managed to escape and some not lucky.The confirmed death toll is 75 but it is still climbing and there are over one hundred injured.After the earthquake the damage the quake left was devastating .