Activity 1:Chasing Great
Over the past 17 years New Zealand has experienced a number of sporting highlights, perhaps none larger than the back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015. In both competitions our national rugby team, the All Blacks, was captained by a man named Richie McCaw. He is arguably one of the best rugby players of all time. A movie called Chasing Great was recently created to document his incredible rugby career.
Please watch the trailer for Chasing Great and read about Richie McCaw online. On your blog tell us three things that you learned about Richie that you did not know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie?
No. 1 : Not only was he amazing at Rugby, he was a very smart & wise person when he went college. He was runner up for dux at Otago Boys High School.
No. 2 : He is the first ever All Black to achieve 100 caps. Isn’t that cool?
No. 3 : He lead the all blacks to 13 wins out of 14 games. He truly is the best Captain ever.
Richie Mccaw has achieved many accomplishments in his life. I want to know how he has gone threw it all. Was he ever stressed? How hard did he have to train?
Activity 2: Sporting Heroes
In 2015, a kiwi golfer named Lydia Ko became the youngest woman in the world to reach the #1 ranking. She was only 17 years old. Many people from here in New Zealand and overseas really admire her and think of her as a modern-day sporting hero. Who is your sporting hero? They can be a famous athlete, or even a member of your family or community. It’s completely up to you.
On your blog tell us about your sporting hero. Who are they? Why are they a hero? Include a photo of them in your blog post.
My sporting hero is Lisa Carrington. She is an incredible rower, and last year she was awarded the prestigious Lonsdale Cup for her amazing results in 2016! She spends hours training, and I think her commitment to her sport is inspiring.
He is a 4 time olympic gold medalist. Despite him having to deal with discrimination in his own country, he remained to be a great sport ambassador. He received racism throughout his life but fought through it like a champ. Jesse owens is a inspiration to me and hopefully to other people people as well. He is my Sporting hero!
Activity 3: Shake it Off
In recent years, many New Zealanders have embraced a new form of exercise called Zumba©. It was developed by a man named Alberto Perez who lives in the country of Columbia. He created Zumba by bringing together many different dance styles including: cumbia, mambo, hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, tango, merengue and mambo.
Choose one of the dance styles mentioned above and click on the name to read more about it. Once you are done, post three interesting facts about the dance style on your blog. In which country did it originate? Who originally created it?
Fact No.1 : As years passed by, the dance ‘salsa’ became more and more famous. People started to incorporate many other different dances into it such as tango, mango and flamenco.
Fact: No.2: Salsa was born and raised in cuba but its origins can be traced back to other lands and earlier parts of our history. For more visit the link above!
Fact No.3: Cuba was visited by countless amount of American Jazz Musicians because of the dance Salsa. They incorporated many latin styles into their performances.