Sunday, August 19, 2012

NZTA Competition Winners!

Well done to Gabriel, Selena and Toreka for their winning storyboard entry into the NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency) competition. Their entry was titled "Smart Travellers" and their storyboard will soon be made into a movie or animation. Excellent work you guys!


Friday, August 10, 2012

The Olympic Message


The Olympic Message

Since the beginning of the Modern Olympic Games, the message has been: “The most important thing about the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part...just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle”. ( Baron Pierre De Coubertin)
                  
What the Olympic message is trying to say is, that people think that winning is the most important thing in life. In my opinion I think that the struggle is more important, because if you fail you can get back on your feet and strive forward as many times. Eventually all of your struggles in life will lead to success and triumph if you work hard to strive to succeed.

Many of the greatest athletes in the world have struggled in life and then excelled to become one of the greatest inspirations in the world. You may know Michael Jordan. He is the best basketball player who ever played the sport. He quotes in his inspirational speech “You may think that I would of made basketball look easy but my failure was my success and my pain was my motivation”. What Michael said really inspired me because when people put others down, they can advance to the next level of success because they can keep on developing on their weak areas in life.
 

I agree with the Olympic message because it is a really inspiring message. In parts of it, it that the olympics are not about winning but to take part. Athletes who strive for gold but don’t achieve their goal get really upset. It is good to aim high, but they should be proud of themselves for actually making it to the Olympic games to represent their country.

by Joshua

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Room 21 on Tagata Pasifika

We were lucky enough to be interviewed by Tagata Pasifika last week. It was a chance to talk about how talented many of our Pt England students are at making movies. A snippet of last year's winning entry in 'The Outlook for Someday' movie competition was included, as well as some thoughts from Selena and Toreka about our intention to enter this years competition. Anyone up to the age of 24 can enter a movie about 'sustainability' and this is the first time that Tagata Pasifika is sponsoring an award. The deadline for entries is September 21st.