Friday, 22 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey 2017 - 2018 - Week 1 - Day 1 - Activity 3 - Bonus

This is a bonus activity for the "Summer Learning Journey".
This is the task I was set to do.
To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka. Instead of using their waka to transport them from one place to another, they sometimes use waka in special events and in sporting competitions such as Waka Ama. Both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat races.

Watch this short video of a Waka Ama race. On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day. Why or why not?'


My Answer and reason : I am not likely to be part of the Waka Ama because..
My first reason is that I hate sea because I am scared of the dangerous creatures living there esspecially sharks. Even though there are no sharks in some rivers or sea my brain keeps on thinking about it.
My other reason is that I am not a good sailor. I haven't been on a boat on my own or with my family. 

These are the reason why I am not likely to be apart of this race.
But I am 100% sure that if I join the race I would have lots of fun.


  1. Hi Sanujan,

    Ruby here from the Summer Learning Journey team. It's great to see that you've been working on these activities. Keep it up!

    Good work with this activity. I feel the same about Waka Ama racing. It can be very scary in the ocean and I'm not very good at swimming either so I understand.

    Are there any other sports you would rather partake in? I don't play any sports but I do enjoy watching them!

    I look forward to reading more of your blog over the summer.

  2. Hi Sanujan
    Waka Ama is a fun sport to watch. You have to have strong arms because it gets tiring keeping the paddle going at the same speed as the rest of your team. I like your honest reasons for not taking part but I know you are really good at lots of other sports that other people might not choose to play. I look forward to reading your next post.
    Mrs A :)