Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rugby history

A long time ago in the late 1800s the shoe makers killed the pigs to get the bladders from the pigs. They used it to make a rugby ball. Do you know what a pigs bladder is? If you don’t know it is the part of a pig that holds the pig’s pee.After taking the bladder out they would clean it before blowing it up. They blew it up with a part of a pipe.

They used to use these balls to play a game called Bigside. Bigside was a combination of rugby and soccer. You could only get the ball if it was airborne. Also when you grabbed the ball you could not run with it you could only kick it everywhere or kick it under the the cross bar.

William Webb Ellis change the game of Bigside to Rugby. William Webb Ellis started it because he sprinted to the goal line to get a try.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Texas @ Pt England School: Immersion Assembly

As soon as I walked in the hall for our Immersion Assembly I saw Mr J wearing bushy hair that was green, and an orange and white green flag on his back. Suddenly he yelled out "Ireland!!" It was so loud that some of the little kids were scared. Then he said it again and that was even louder.The teachers were all dressed like New Zealand and Australia and many more. We found out that this term we are learning about the Rugby World Cup 2011. The team I go for in the Rugby World Cup is the All Blacks.

I liked team 4 because was they had the best movies. A man called George Nepia who was a former all black had the dream to become an All Black. He managed to live the dream. It was cool that he became an All Black.