Tuesday, 31 July 2012

My Report on Valerie Adams By Angel

Valerie Adams

Valerie Kasanita Adams is a famous New Zealand shot putter. She has broken many world records and has won many gold medals. Valerie Adams makes New Zealand proud of her achievements

 Valerie Kasanita Adams was born on October 6th 1984 in Rotorua, New Zealand and was brought up in a Christian background. Her mother Lilika Ngauamo was Tongan and her father Sydney Adams was English born. She also has several brothers that are over 7ft tall. Sadly her mother died when she was 15 years old and her mother inspired her. In 2010 she divorced her husband Bertrand Vili.

 Valerie was a shy child when she was at school. She was also very tall and good at basketball. Her P.E teacher spotted her talents at high school in Mangere and noticed her good forearm throws.

 Valerie Adams broke the record for shot put in bare feet in the junior championships. She also won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In Jamaica she threw a shot put at 17.73m and won silver at the Commonwealth Games. She is currently holding the New Zealand Oceanian, Commonwealth Games and equal World championship records with a personal best throw of 21.24 metres.

 Her first coach was Kristern Hellier. She was a very well known Javelin player. They met in 1998 and were together for 11 years. Valerie Adam’s coach now is Jean-Pierre Egger

 Valerie Adams’s makes New Zealand proud of her achievements. Valerie will make New Zealand proud in the 2012 Olympic games and will win lots of gold medals.

This is my Popplet on what I know about the Olympics

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

My Jean Batten Report By Angel

Jean Gardneer Batten

During the 1930s, Jean Batten became a very famous woman from New Zealand. She also broke lots of world flying records and faced many sad moments.

Jean was born on 15th September 1902 in Rotorua, New Zealand. She had three older brothers but one died at birth.  Her mother worked as an actress and her father worked as a dental surgeon.

In 1924 she was enrolled at a girls boarding college in Remuera, Auckland where she learned ballet and piano. Though she was a gifted pianist, at the age of 18 she wanted to be a pilot, inspired by the Australian Charles Kingsford Smith, who took her for a flight in his Southern Cross. In 1929 she moved to England with her mother to join the London Aeroplane Club.

Jean Batten Broke many records. In November 1935 Jean Batten became the first woman to fly from England to South America. In 1936 she made her first direct flight from England to New Zealand, leaving England in October and arriving at Mangere aerodrome in Auckland taking 11 days and 45 minutes where she was also welcomed by a crowd of 6,000 people.
Jean had some very sad momments in her life. She received bad news that the man she was planning to marry was missing. Jean went to Austrailia to help search for her fiance. Jean was very sad when she found out that her fiance was killed.

In 1982 she was bitten by a dog on the island of Majorca. She refused treatment and the wound became infected. She died alone in a hotel in Majorca and is buried there.

Jean became very well known after she had died. Her family and friends found out 5 years later that she died. Jean Batten’s world records will still be remembered around the world and especially in New Zealand and she will still be one of  New Zealand’s famous person.

Monday, 16 July 2012

My Olympic Wordle By Angel

This is my Wordle on our topic Olympics. Please leave some comments