Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey ~ Day 4

Day #4: Swimming with the Sharks
By the end of Day #3, you have seen a lot of the north island of New Zealand.  Hopefully you have enjoyed it and you’re excited for the next phase of your journey – the ferry trip across the Cook Strait from the bottom of the north island to the top of the south island. You will spend the next two days exploring the south island before you head back up to Auckland, via Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand).
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Activity 1: When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit.
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 Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.
The people that had helped the whales by digging out the sand around them, and they also made sure to keep the whales wet and cool, by pouring buckets of cold water on them.  

Activity 2: After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].
This movie is about a courageous girl who is always getting into trouble because she wanted to participate in the activities the boys did, these activities was training them to become a true leader and sooner or later the leader would be chosen.  One day she was praying/singing to the ancestors/whales and the next day it was a shocking reveal. Whales had been pulled out of shore and were laying still on land. Everyone was worried including Pakea, She had known why they came out so she prayed and sang again to her ancestors/other. One day she knew what she needed to do………
To be continued
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When ‘Whale Rider’ finishes, you and your tour group enjoy a delicious meal in downtown Nelson before heading back to your hotel. You need to go to bed early because you have to get up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning to travel back to Farewell Spit to see a group (pod) of Hector’s Dolphins. It is going to be an early morning!
Bonus Activity: Hector’s dolphins are a very special native animal found only in New Zealand. They are the smallest dolphin in the world measuring 1.5 metres long and they are quite rare. Sadly, many Hector’s dolphins are killed every year when they get caught in large fishing nets and can’t escape. Some people have argued that fishermen shouldn’t be allowed to fish in Farewell Spit in order to protect the dolphins living there. What do you think? On your blog, tell us whether you think that fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned (stopped).
I think Fishing in farewell spit should be banned because these creatures are being harmed for no possible reason, I mean come on it's like they don't even care, and I know that so many people stand for this to.
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Bonus Activity: 10 points
I am so sorry if there is mistakes and edit difficulties.


Luisa said...

Hola Cherise!,

I agree too!, that fishing should be banned in Farewell. I loved reading your summary of the movie. Great work. I am looking forward to reading the rest of your work!:).


Jacinta Simpson said...
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Jacinta Simpson said...

Kia Orana Cherise,

My name is Jacinta and I am so happy to be blogging with you through the Winter Learning Journey programme.

Cherise, Thank you for completing Day 4 activities. I really enjoyed reading your summary about the Whale rider trailer. It has been awhile since I last saw the movie but reading your summary helped me to remember key events in the movie. I remember being inspired about this movie because it showed how strong Pakea was through her experience. I learned that we do not need to fear in life and if we believe in something, we should strive ourselves to go forward.

I can't wait to read more from you. Keep up the good work.



cherise said...

Thank you so much for your postive comment
I also can't wait to blog more with you!!!


cherise said...


Jacinta Simpson said...

Like wise Cherise, I'm so overwhelmed to be blogging with so many students like you. Enjoy the rest of your learning Journey exploring New Zealand.

Best wishes,


anita said...

Hola Cherise,!
I really enjoyed your blog post especially the hector dolphin one,I have to agree with you I think it most definitely should stop! Can you tell me one thing you would do to help the hector dolphins and one thing to stop the fishermen? Well,Great Work!.


daniel said...

Hi Cherise
Good job on finishing day four. I decided to rate the movie Whale rider a three out of five because it didn't seem like a movie I would like to watch. Keep up the superb work.

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