The Olympics began over two and a half thousand years ago In ancient Greece. In those days Greece whose made up of several different states Including Athens, Sparta and Corinth and they were often at war with each other but when the games were on they held a truce. This great event was held at a place called Olympia and this Is why the games are called the Olympics.
They were held once every four years In honor of Zeus lord of all the Gods. Eventually the ancient Olympics were abolished by the Roman Emperor Theodosius the first who was a Christian who didn't like the games because they were dedicated to a pagan God. But the Olympics were always remembered as a symbol of human achievement and peace.
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Yesterday we went to the hall to see the bubblegum dance crew. After everyone was there the outstanding dancers started to dance. They did high jumps,standing on their toes, It was Incredible! After they finished Mr Burt asked us “who loved them”? We all shouted “I did I did”! The dancers said goodbye and left, I love bubblegum dance crew.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Along time ago there lived a taniwha that at night ate anyone that was sailing their boat. At that time there was a boy named Tamarereti who had a very rumbling belly. He decided he would go out in Lake Taupo at night to catch some fish for his belly.
When he was out he caught 3 fish and then fell asleep in his waka. When he woke up in his waka he realized he was on the other side of Lake Taupo. He went on the grass and started to cook his fish.
While he was cooking his fish he realized some glistening pebbles on the beach. He got as many glistening pebbles as he could and put them in his waka and drifted away. While he was drift home in his waka he decided to throw the pebbles in the sky and kept drifting home in his waka.
When He got home he fell fast asleep. When he woke up he saw Ranginui looking at him and thought he was in trouble. Ranginui actually said thank you for put light in the sky it keeps the taniwha away from the sailors at night.
Ranginui said i will put your waka in the sky so the people will remember you.