Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Harry my cat!

This is my very big fluffy cat, his name is Harry and he is currently nine months old, we got him last christmas. He loves to play and especially his favourite thing to do is annoy me and my family!! He loves playing outside and is very active. He is a ragdoll cat, ragdoll cats are so fluffy just like Harry. Harry's nickname is Big fluff-ball and suits his name as he is so soft and fuzzy!! We have three cats in total, including Harry. Do you have pets? What are their names? Comment below and let me know!



This video I created on iMovie and shows some things that my cats likes to do including. Playing, Eating and Sleeping. These are among the many things Harry enjoys.

This photo I edited and designed from an original picture and turned it into a canvas piece of artwork.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Swimming

The whistle squealed go a sudden urge for energy hit me I bulleted down my lane my heart pounding the smell of victory lingered in the air.

Two more lengths to go the water was steaming. I was going as fast as my legs would take me my arms thrashing against the water.

Back in the pool I jump and rotating my body it was time for my next event backstroke my knees bent ready to race my feet pushed against the wall gathering momentum going full speed through the calm,cool water.

Taking the lead the lead 1st place was only an arms reach away my enemy's lurk behind me greedy for victory Kyah was in the lead she touched the wall before I could even say a word second place will do but I will have to see if my next race will give me any glory.

Receiving my token and racing to my last event so far I wasn't the only one that did good that day it was a team event and even though we came last we gave it our all.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Mt Spa Cross-country

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On the 16th of September the Mania golf course held the annul cross-country competition where all the schools from around the area come and compete including- Opunaki, Mania, Rahutu, Matapu, Kaponga, St Josephs Kaponga, and our school( Auroa Primary School. We left school in the morning at 10:30 am and arrived at the Mania Golf Course where the event was being held at 10:50am. The races started at 11:15am with the first race starting from the younger kids Ages nine and under up-to ages twelve and thirteen!

My race was the 5th race so I had plenty of time to warm up! Eeeeh!! The siren sounded it was time for my race 11 year old girls, I reckon there was over 20 people competing in my race, so that's when nerves began to get the me!! The horn blew and we were off the first lap down of our 3-kilometer race, In 10th place so far so good, my heart racing, the slightest thought popped up into my that I might be lucky enough to go to the Taranaki cross-country. 1-lap to go, I picked up my pace passing three people it was now down to the final sprint myself(Jorja) against Charlotte another friend of mine from school, unfortunately she got away from me at the end. The final score Lexi-5th from Auroa, Charlotte-6th from Auroa, and myself (Jorja) from Auroa.

The was a great turnout and the races were very difficult, fun and enjoyable!! My little thought that I may make it into Taranaki came true, YAY, also the top-ten from all the races also go, I cant wait till next Wednesday for the Taranaki cross-country! Do you compete in cross-county? Have you ever made it to Taranaki cross-county? Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Sunrise and Sunset


The sun coming up from Jorja Symes on Vimeo.


The sun going down from Jorja Symes on Vimeo.

Facts:
One million Earths could fit inside the Sun. The Sun’s surface area is 11,990 times that of the Earth’s. The Sun contains 99.86% of the mass/size in the Solar System. The mass/size of the Sun is approximately 330,000 times greater than that of Earth. It is almost three quarters Hydrogen, whilst most of the remaining mass is Helium. The temperature inside the Sun can reach 15 million degrees Celsius. At the Sun’s core, energy is generated by nuclear fusion, as Hydrogen converts to Helium. Because hot objects generally expand, the Sun would explode like a giant bomb if it weren’t for its enormous gravitational force. The temperature on the surface of the Sun is closer to 5,600 degrees Celsius.  

How did I create these videos?
These videos I have created by having my iPAD on a stand while videoing, I used a videoing/photo option on Camera called time~lapse! I decided to base my videoing on sunrise/sunset because it plays a huge part in our everyday living and in the solar~system.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Auroa school cross~country

On the 12th of September 2016 we held our annual cross~country day at Auroa Primary School. It was a perfect sunny day in Auroa to hold our cross country day. It started at 11:00am and was finished at lunch time 1:00pm, we started with the little kids ages 5-12/13. Mr Chittenden (Our school principal) started the races with a clap of two pieces of plywood connected together with a hinge. 

Our race was one of the last, nerves filled my body as we lined up on the painted white line. The clappers whistled echoing in my ears as we were off, running into the wind as fast as I could my heart racing as I huffed and puffed, one lap down, one to go halfway through our 3 kilometer run I was steaming into second not far behind my friend Charlotte as she overtook me in the last minutes of our challenging race I finished up in third, then came my favourite bit of the race the end receiving an icy cold ice block (YUM)! 

Also there was a sausage sizzle and drinks sale which our school PTA (parent,teacher,association) was running. They sold everything! I enjoyed the day and everyone ran exceptionally well. Also from ages nine and up go and compete in the competition on Friday 16th at Mania on the golf course and if you get even further you go to Taranaki where you face all the rural schools around Taranaki. I can't wait till next year!

Friday, 9 September 2016

My farming video


Jorjas farming video from Jorja Symes on Vimeo.

Dairy cows may be found either in herds or dairy farms where dairy farmers own, manage, care for, and collect milk from them, or on commercial farms.The United States has 9 million cows in 75,000 dairy herds, with an average herd size of 120 cows.Domestic cows can live to 20 years however, those raised for dairy rarely live that long, as the average cow is removed from the dairy herd around age four and marketed for beef. In 2014, approximately 9.5% of the cattle slaughtered in the U.S. were culled dairy cows, cows that can no longer be seen as a great/useful asset to the dairy farm. These animals may be sold due to reproductive problems or common diseases of milk cows such as mastitis and lameness.. This year as we are farmers you might know that it is calving season here, which is very busy and hard! The weather hasn't helped at all, it has been raining here for at least one week on and off and we have even had thunderstorms and hail. As we have had some sick calfs. Do you do farming? comment below!!

Monday, 5 September 2016

King country~Boys VS Taranaki girls

Image result for new plymouth hockey turfAs we drove up to New Plymouth for our Taranaki hockey game, Taranaki under 13 girls VS under 13 boys team king country. As we began to drive up to New Plymouth every second we got closer and closer. The sun was swept away fog began to fill the air it was a miserable day, as puddles of rain everywhere you look the sound of rain echoing in your ears, How could this day get any worse I said?  As we arrived in New Plymouth nothing was seen in sight only the fluro yellow painted lines on the road. We arrived at our destination to find……..

The New Plymouth Hockey turf filled with water, over flooding water from the turf began to pour out the concreted sides where the path led. As our coach arrived we all began to abandon our cars and head to the dugouts for shelter. 30~minutes until the game or for me hoping 30 minutes for a chance to call the game off! As we began to practice out in the horrific weather in the first two seconds our socks we drenched our our uniform was soaked and we were very happy(NOT).

Five minutes till our game starts!! Our coach shouted out loud for the whole world to hear! She gave us our positions and we began, the game whistle blew we were off! Surrounded in a million drops of rain! Our shoes were like buckets before the halftime whistle blew. No goals were scored in the first half but in the second half that's when the hard work came in! Screech the first goal of the game had been scored to king country. Unfortunately that's all the goals that had been scored we had at least 5 chances but their goalie was awesome! 

Image result for new plymouth hockey turfAt the end of the game we shook their hands while we did we said good game of water~polo out there! At the end of the game we were totally we drenched nothing at all was dry! Unfortunately we had to travel another hour before we got home(fun!) We had a couple of great games against King country and thanks to them for travelling up here 4~hours to play a couple games of hockey, I hope you guys enjoyed the games as much as we did! 
Have you ever played hockey?Are you learning how to play? I recommend it as it is a fast fun game and you'll have a blast!