Last weekend me and my mum went rollerskating.  When I was rollerskating I fell over and scraped my leg.  Boy it was sore.  It made a big mark and now it feels like sand stuck to my leg.  It does not feel sore anymore.

written and illustrated by RoyCla

This One’s For You

Last night I saw this trailer on BBC World…

…and then my daughter told me that the Internet had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize last week.  I was away at school camp at the time and out of “the loop” so this was all news to me.

I started reading around a discovered a few articles in support of the nominations, but many seemed to think it was a ridiculous idea.

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the person who has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.” Is it so ridiculous that the Internet receive this nomination?

There’s a Māori saying in New Zealand/Aotearoa –

‘He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata’
‘What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people, it is people , it is people.’

Isn’t that what the Internet is really about?  Isn’t that why we spend time blogging, tweeting or facebooking?  It’s the people.  It’s the people. It’s the people. It’s the global connections and dialogues sans Frontières that are just as real and valid as face to face connections that make the Internet such a powerful tool for peace.

So who is the nomination really for?  It’s for you…  and me…  and everybody else out there trying to make a difference.  Celebrate… it’s not often we get nominated!


Hand Game

At Camp Karakariki when the Warrior Scouts were going to climb the big tree, two girls were getting bored.  While the rest were climbing the tree they thought of having some fun.  So they decided to play “Under the Bambushes”.  You can try it when you watch.  It is fun.


by WhiHan

Other classes – do you have any hand games that you’d like to teach us?  Can you upload a video to share with us?  (from Mr F)

Milk Robot

Dads company is called Fonterra and they are the are the biggest exporter of milk products in the world.  My dad is an engineer who looks after robots.  This robot picks up cartons of milk powder in cans and puts them onto a pallet.  It can put 50 cartons onto a pallet faster than a person can.  Before it puts the cartons on the pallet it puts a slip sheet on it so the whole lot can be pushed into a big container.

by LynBra

(from an email)