by Bridget Davidson
We are having a great time studying SPACE. We are learning all about planets, the moons and sun, orbits, and how our time system is based on how this spaceship called Earth travels. We have visited the StarLab at the Otago Museum. We all loved going into the giant blow-up balloon where we lay in the dark and watched the stars and the solar system projected on the wall of the bubble. We also made a comet using dry ice. Thanks to Kim, our educator there, who gave a wonderful commentary.
We enjoyed the Olympics and participated in our own 'Little Olympics' with our four small cluster schools – Karitane, Flag Swamp, Macraes Moonlight and us. We all wore the colours of the different countries we represented and participated in games such as group juggling, target shooting, rowing, relays and shuttle run at the Waikouaiti Events Centre. We are in training now for the cross-country and orienteering later in August. We are already training by running along our gravel road each morning.
Don't forget to enter our quiz night on Friday 14 September. There will be great prizes and raffles.