The End of the 2012 Olympic Games

Friday was an exciting day for us at LLPS.

The whole school gathered together in the hall for our very own version of  ‘The Olympic Games’.

We dressed in the team colours behind our country’s flag.

It was a colourful scene.

We even participated in a Torch Relay and the lighting of the Olympic Flame. 

We hope this short video captures the excitement of the Opening Ceremony.

The events were so much fun. Our groups were mixed with Preps and Grade 6 students in each team

The activities were led by our 2012 student leaders.  
LLPS Mini Olympics on PhotoPeach

The event was organised as a major fundraising event for 2012.

We are trying to raise enough money for the best playground we can afford.

If we all bring our donations back by Friday, 17th August, we will be in the draw for the trip to Disneyland and a prize from the organising committee.

We required  mental toughness to get us through the events. The day was cold and wet.

We required that same mental toughness for our classroom Olympics that covered a spelling test, times tables and finishing off tasks.

Gold medals were awarded and the most decorated student went to Hayden!

Congratulations on a top effort!






Recording our interviews:

The main literacy task for our class was to read Usain Bolt’s biography.

This text explained his life – where he comes from, the main influences on his career and his ambitions in the sport of athletics.

We attempted to summarise the main points of this ‘bio’ and then we developed some questions and answers for the television interview project.

Each student worked with a partner as a sports interviewer and Usain Bolt himself.

We think the hard work paid off with some excellent information about our hero-the fastest man on Earth- Usain Bolt.

Parents and viewers- please leave a comment about the quality of our work.

4. Publishing the autobiographies.

We analysed his character and attempted to write from Usain Bolt’s own feelings, character and experiences.

The task was easier for us when we had so much prior knowledge to turn into the type of structure required for an autobiography.

LLPS Olympics. 

The colours looked magnificent as we looked around the oval at the countries represented at our Olympics.

MLY has a great interest in flags. We have 123 flags on our blog so far and we would like to add more to this collection by the end of this term.

Some of the countries on this Powerpoint Presentation indicate the counries that we do not have a hit from on our flag counter.

Can you help? Please let us know if you can contact someone from one of the countries were are seeking a flag hit.

Look at the Powerpoint Presentation for your colour guide.

The Flags of the World Collection on our blog is up to 123 flags. Our goal is 130 by September.


Custom Glitter Text

Myanmar has two flags because there are two names for this country.

Myanmar is a country which is also known as Burma.

It has recently gone back to using it’s original name -Myanmar.

We have both the flags now and we welcome visitors from Myanmar to our blog.

The countries that surround Myanmar are Thailand, China and India.

We set a goal to achieve 70 flags by September.

It was an ‘achievable goal’ and now we are enjoying the feeling of success!

Let’s celebrate!
Now for our next goal. Lets go for 80 flags by the end of the year. It is tricky now because most of our hits come from Australia, America, Canada, England and New Zealand. 10 flags from some minor countries will be an AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT. We will have to post some very interesting posts.

Leave a comment about the flag collection. Which flags can you remember? Where are these countries in the world?
Who has been to an overseas country?

Our 67th World Flag

What an exciting flag.

Our 67th FLAG!

Our 67th FLAG!

Today we can celebrate a ‘hit’ on our blog from someone in Kazakhstan.

This is a country in Russia.
Denise sent us a couple of very interesting comments from Russia and this began our interest in a country very different to our own country, Australia.

It is amazing that they have found our blog and discovered what MLY, LLPS, is up to.
This is our 67th flag. Our goal is to have 70 world flags by the end of third term. Can anyone help us?

If you know relatives or friends in far away countries of the world, please ask them to hit our blog.

They can Google LLPS Middle Unit Blog or hit the URL:
Come on everyone! Let’s gather as many flags as we can. There are 275 flags of the world.