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How Torquay Surf Beach was connected to the Surf Carnival in 1956

 

Where you ever wondering how Torquay became known as a place to surf or how it became famous?

Do you think Torquay has a connection to the Surfing Carnaval.

I am going to talk about how it had a connection also…

Did it ever come to you that Torquay started having a special connection the Olympics, in early December 1956?

Well to say the truth in December 1956 the International Surf Carnival was staged at Torquay surf beach.

Torquay was famous and is still famous about the surfing. News spread around fast about this Carnaval and they had some trains coming from Flinders street to come to the carnaval.

Those events in 1956 were important and it is not like the next day they could whatch it on a device.

Once the carnaval was stage at the Surf Beach they took the real thing to Melbourne. The local lifesavers were joined by visitors from California, Hawaii, Ceylon South Africa and New Zealand for some demonstration events. The beach was so bussy. Even Duke Kahanamoku came to the Melbourne.

That is the facts I would like to talk about and ask my audience.

I wanted to do some history in Torquay because, I have some family in torquay and when I was younger I enjoyed going to the beaches. I felt I had a special connection to it and talking about the connection the surf beach and the surfing carnival was like retelling a story. I also want to know how this wonderful place(Torquay) came about, and of course why it is known for surfing.

 

I would like to use a fun and puzzle way to teel history for younger children.

Passion Project #Editing

In Here is some of the editing that I have done. When you watch it you will see that the video stops and all you can here is music that is because I haven’t dropped the footage into premier.

After doing all the steps of the production stage I had some spare time to start editing and that is what I have so far.

Once I had filmed and created this cage for the rabbit I put all the footage onto my laptop. Once dumping the footage I started to make my intro by, finding the pictures, adding the text, scrolling the text, adding the music into premier, finding the sparkles for the text on screen, put one video into premier and sped it up to 400% faster and I even sped the music up a little bit.

I then exported the video so I could watch it on a full screen. I also showed my parents what I had so far.

The video you just watched was the exported video here is a snip of some of my work in premier…

In this snip it shows I sniped some of me building and I added in another video. Then I used the TEXT setting to say how many centimetres I was measuring and how many of these pieces with the same width and length you needed to make.

This term I have enjoyed doing the Passion Projects but next time I think might film earlier and there for have more time to edit.

#Editing

Passion Project #Production

This Saturday I went to the shed and my Dad and I started to build the cage while mum was filming. After six hours this was the finished product.

I found that it was hard to concentrate on holding the cage together, making sure the cameras shots where right and trying to nail, screw, cut and hammer in the right spot.

With the filming part I couldn’t really follow all the shots they are all mixed around but at least I finished the hut. The first muck up with following my shot list was that I filmed and created the cage in the shed and I said on the shotlist that I would film it on the front grass.

First I had to lay the wood out on the Saw Horses/Tressles and measure out the right lengths of wood to make the hut…I then had to cut the wood with a Drop Saw that he bought the other day.After cutting it it was time to start hammering.After hammering everything together.

We measured the wire and stapled it on.

Then I went and had some food and drink.

 

After my break I made the lid for the cage, to cut out the shape I used a Circular Saw. I then put sdome wire on the lid.

While making the cage we added a back and some of the sides cover into solid wood instead of wire. So when she is in the cage Ella can get away from the wind, be warm and cozzie.  In stead of making the little house at the back I decided to put a piece of wood blocking her a little so she can sit in there as well as making it easy to get Ella out of the hut.

Even though the cage could be better I am happy with it and the amount of time it took.

 

 

 

 

Green = Jigsaw

Raxor= Circular saw

Stand up= Tressles

big cutter zzzzzzzzzzzzz= Drop saw

 

 

 

D.C The Lost Princess

Today we all watched the Lost Princess. This film is about three true stories and a fictional character called Lost Princess.

One of these true stories really stood out to me and that was Charlotte.

I think that she stood out to me because, she enjoyed the internet just like me.  I mean I love going onto my phone or laptop and playing games but I stop playing after a while. Some games on the internet let you text other avatars. I do enjoy talking but I never ever share my details I also don’t lie about my personal ID. Charlotte on the other hand was on the internet a lot. Online she met someone and they talked lots. She gave him information like her email address.

Now everywhere she goes she can’t get away he was always texting. One night at the dinner table he texted and she answered and her mum got mad and took her phone. Her mum read the texts after dinner. Charlotte became lucky that day because that person turned out to be a older man I don’t know how the family worked that out but they did and Charlotte could have been in danger.

Always be careful online and try no to be to trusting to others on the internet. Also be open and ask your perants before giving out information about yourself.

Win At The Fair

Leeson 1=

In the first lesson we were told how to play this game and we all got into partners and we played as many games as we could with the original board game. We ended up playing I think 35 games and we figured out that the original board game was not bringing in any money in. It was just taking money of us. So we had to make our own game.

How to play the game…

First you roll two 6 sided dice and if you roll a one, two, three, four, five then you go diagonaly left. If you roll a six, seven, eight then you go strait up. If you roll a nine, ten, eleven, twelve then you go diagonaly right. THe game costs one dollar for one game. Sometimes you land on a tile and get your money back, or you can get more money or you can loose money.

The aim of the game is=

The aim is to gain money as a care taker.

 

Lesson 2

This lesson we went strait into revising what data we knew and what we would change if we could these are the ideas we came up with…

How can we change this game?

  • Less difference between the prizes
  • Lower the jackpot.
  • Switch some of the prize locations.
  • Expand the size of the board.
  • Change the playing price.
  • Remove some prize tiles / no prizes for some spaces?
  • Special moves like ‘snake eyes moves two spaces’ or a tile that makes you go backwards.
  • Change the rules of the dice
  • Dramatic money change!

 

Lesson three

This lesson we went onto our laptops and we started to make our own board game in Maths 300. For my changed game I decided to change…

  • Lower the Jackpots
  • Change the rules of the dice
  • Less differences between the playing jackpot
  • Remove some prize tiles and say “$0.00”

Well my first game had four spaces that said “$0.00” and sure it won me some money and it rouphly had the same amount of money coming in or out. The next step was to look a my game and think if I was a costumer and I saw this game seeing those two empty loosing spaces would probly make me feel like the game was rigged by the dices rules as well. So I saw that two if the tiles making them loose on either side of each other said, 456 people got it and the other Loosing ones where closer to the bottom only had 25 people landing on it, so I changed the bottom loosing tile I changed to $1.50. So I made some changes and…

Here is my first game that I made…

I understand that you can’t really read my board so here is it written…

  1. 10 cents
  2. Loosing tile
  3. 30 cents
  4. 50 cents
  5. Loosing tile
  6. 1 dollar 50 cents
  7. 3 dollars

If you can guess on the first look my board doesn’t look to good to play so I made a second game and I took out the other Loosing tile…

Here is my second game results that I got…

With these results of my second board I gained= $814.70

I also lost= $185.30

In this one I gained= $777.00

I also lost= $203.00

In this game I gained= $797.50

I also lost= $202.50

Even though this game looks ok it is actually a very good game to play if you want the persons who owns the game to win and in this case you do.


 

 

 

 

Myself As A Reader

When I read a really good book I like I always have to be somewhere quiet so I can concentrate and put my self in one of the characters shoes. When I read books I normally read humour and when I am into the book I can’t stop reading and when my family calls me down to have dinner or something I just can’t find a place to put a pause to the book and go back to it later.

Except this year I haven’t really been able to find a book that really excites me so I am having trouble fitting in reading as well as netball, Calisthenics and the homework. This year I think I want to get back into that feeling where I find a book that I really like that might even make my cry as long as I feel that I can connect.

I want to be able to find a book and go into a quite space and read out loud like nobody is listening. I want to dive into the book and enjoy every moment and I want to be able to sit in my spot for ages and never want to stop reading. Sometimes when I read and feel connected I can’t hear my family telling me to come over there.

My spot that I read in is normally in my warm bed upstairs or even down stairs in the spare room. I can never read in the car or when we are traveling around Australia because I get car sick and feel dizzy, none of the words I read actually stay in my head. I also can not read in the main family room because everyone is talking and there is noise coming from everywhere, I can’t concentrate.

When I read a book first I like to look at the cover to see if it looks interesting then I read the blurb and if I want to keep reading the book after the blurb. Then I open up to a random page and read the top three sentences. If I like it then I read it if it sounds ok then I keep it in my head in case I can’t find a better sounding book.

Birke Baehr’s TED Talk

 Birke Baehr’s Ted talk was very interesting and different to the others. Birke was talking about us and our food that we eat everyday. I don’t really feel like he connected to me while I was watching his talk. When he was showing how it was so bad about how the animals are kept he said how as soon as he found out he was very sad but that was probly the third time I had heard about how they are kept I wasn’t feeling how he seemed. Maybe I thought that the animals lived happily but he still didn’t connect.

I think over that it was true about what he was saying, you could tell that he was passionate about changing how we produce this food that ruins the earth. I knew this because well he said that when he was younger he used to dream of being a footy player but know he has changed his mind, he know wants to be an organic farmer. Also that his family is doing something about this as well. Their trying to stop eating the normal food and start eating organic foods. Also he didn’t use any script he must have been practicing for ages to get all those words into his head.

Well when I said he didn’t connect he did with one thing he made me want to go and tell young ones to eat organic not in those exact words but try and stop this.

With this ted talk Birke used a lot of pictures on the board behind him that supported his reasons. Every time I was excited to see what picture and reason he would put up next. Going back to the idea that he knew his script very well, he never looked back at the screen behind him in case he had forgot what words to say.

Here is Birkes Ted Talk…

After watching that I am pretty sure you are thinking the same as me. Here is some of my constructive feedback to Birke Baehr.

  • Try not to use to many hand gestures because it gets a bit annoying after a couple of seconds.
  • Maybe next time try walk around the stage a bit more but not to much, just try be a bit more active.
  • Sometimes you did make the audience laugh but I think you should put them/yourself more in the situation.
  • I really liked how you used some research but maybe you could have had a bit more to back up your reasons a bit better.

 

Over all I think you where very brave to have done a ted talk and I think you did great!

DC Cartoon

A first the picture was funny to me because it was really early in the morning and he had been on his laptop all night so he kind of made a promise to himself that he will get off his laptop` and go to bed so he made his promise and got off his laptop went to bed and played on his phone.

Here is this silly man on his technology.

This person is crazy I hope he doesn’t have any assignments at school today. Now did you find this funny I hope so at least for the first time. If you stared at this image I think you would eventually stop laughing and start thinking.

I know I have started thinking! Well after I saw it the third time I started to  think about why this cartoonist drew this and what his point was. I now think that this cartoonist is trying to say…           just because you get off one device after a couple of hours doesn’t mean to get on another and even if you don’t get on another it still is very bad for you to be on your devices before going to sleep.

Richard Turere TED Talk

Today we watched another Ted Talk except this time instead of watching Thomas Suarez we watched Richard Turere.

I thought that Richards talk was strong and so amazing. I really liked that he added in some humour to his speech so that he could connect to his audience and so they don’t get bored.

He also put up some very strong photos like one of the cows that was killed by a lion, even though it was a bit gross the photo backed up what he was saying so I think it was a good choice for a photo. In fact I liked all the photos and I think they all had something related to what he was saying and they helped me understand his English.

I think that when he made this invention he was trying to stop everyone from loosing there cattle but also help the lions. A couple times in his ted talk he talked about the lions being killed so I think he was also trying to stop people from killing theses animals and he made lots of inventions like making fire to scare them away but not burn them, except the fire didn’t stop them it just helped them see where the cattle was so they could kill them. Another idea was to use a scarecrow to make them think that a human was standing right there, except the lions only fell for that trick once, the first night they ran away but the second night they realized that the person/scarecrow hadn’t moved so they knocked the scarecrow over. The last attempt was a flashlight looking object that you put on a fence to look like a person was using a torch while walking around and it worked and that’s how he became know. All these ideas would never hurt a lion and that’s why himself and others liked it.

 

 

 

When he was speaking it was good how he moved around and also when he was talking about sad times he had a softer voice to show his emotion. witch made the audience fell the same way about the situation. When he talked it made me feel safe and he talked like he meant every word.

When he was speaking about creating something he made me feel like going home and starting a fundraiser to help them buy there cattle. I also wanted to go home and create a device that would help the humans life style and help our animals as well.

I think that this was an amazing ted talk because he connected with the audience and he was always standing tall and trying to prove a point.

 

Thomas Suarez Ted Talk

TED talks, to me they sound like teddy bears but apparently they stand for

Technology

Entertainment

Design

Today for the first session we watched a ted talk on our laptops.

For the first session we all watched Thomas Suarez do his speech. I liked his speech because…

when he talked he talked like he meant what he was talking about and it made his speech sound very personal. He also connected very well with the audience, when he was talking he was moving around to the audience don’t get bored and also doing some hand gestures to show his meaning. I liked how he used a joke and made the audience laugh and be more connected. Even though he used his I pad to get support and back up if he forgot he still connected and told the message very clearly. When talking and trying to get younger children to believe themselves and make an app if they want to he used different tones of voice, to kind-off explain to the audience the way he wanted them to feel about what he was saying. When speaking it was good for him to have pictures on the screen behind him to share the message. Up on the screen he put on the two first apps he had made. Except I think maybe he could have used a bit more than one slide to share the message. I think that he had a good hook at the start and I knew straight away that he was talking about children creating apps.

 

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