Activity 1:Chasing Great
Over the past 17 years New Zealand has experienced a number of sporting highlights, perhaps none larger than the back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015. In both competitions our national rugby team, the All Blacks, was captained by a man named Richie McCaw. He is arguably one of the best rugby players of all time. A movie called Chasing Great was recently created to document his incredible rugby career.
Please watch the trailer for Chasing Great and read about Richie McCaw online. On your blog tell us three things that you learned about Richie that you did not know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie?
#1: During the 17 World Cup, he really understood and knew who th All Blacks
#3: He was a hardworking, desirable, extraoridnary, and talented captain of the All Blacks
Activity 2: Sporting Heroes
In 2015, a kiwi golfer named Lydia Ko became the youngest woman in the world to reach the #1 ranking. She was only 17 years old. Many people from here in New Zealand and overseas really admire her and think of her as a modern-day sporting hero. Who is your sporting hero? They can be a famous athlete, or even a member of your family or community. It’s completely up to you.
On your blog tell us about your sporting hero. Who are they? Why are they a hero? Include a photo of them in your blog post.
My sporting hero is Lisa Carrington. She is an incredible rower, and last year she was awarded the prestigious Lonsdale Cup for her amazing results in 2016! She spends hours training, and I think her commitment to her sport is inspiring.
In recent years, many New Zealanders have embraced a new form of exercise called Zumba©. It was developed by a man named Alberto Perez who lives in the country of Columbia. He created Zumba by bringing together many different dance styles including: cumbia, mambo, hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, tango, merengue and mambo.
Choose one of the dance styles mentioned above and click on the name to read more about it. Once you are done, post three interesting facts about the dance style on your blog. In which country did it originate? Who originally created it?
Dance style: Salsa
Which country it originated from: Cuba
Who orginally created it: Cuban Son
The salsa is a mixture of latin dances and styles
Salsa became popular around the 1970sAmerican soldiers first encountered the Salsa during the Cuban war of 1898.