I was playing Fortnite when my friend Pete called me. “Quick! Come over right now!” He said. “I can’t” I replied. “There’s only five more people left in my game. I’ll come over afterwards.” “Ok” He said, and then he hung up. Later, after winning my game of Fortnite, I rode over to his house and asked him what was up. We shared some brownies and then he told me to follow him. We went outside to his backyard. There was a little purple asteroid of some sort in the ground. “It cam from the sky” he said. “When did it arrive?” I said.
This video was about two earthquakes that occurred in the ring of fire. Two earthquakes happened on the school holidays in Samoan and Sumatra. Some of the largest earthquakes we’ve seen have happened in the ring of fire, an trail of land. The thin, cool layer that floats on top of the earth is called the crust. It is made up of tectonic plates, which quite a few meet up along the ring of fire. Underneath the crust is molten hot lava. Is there another type of plate? What are tectonic plates made of? Earthquakes can really actually happen anywhere, not just in specific places.
“NO!” I shouted. “DON’T DO IT!” I yelled frantically from the bottom of the crimson building. My friend was standing on top of the building, about to commit suicide. His last family member, his father, had just died, and he felt like it was all his fault. Also, he had lost his fortune gambling and had started drinking heavily. Poor thing, I thought. Suddenly, he shouted “Goodbye world!” and jumped. It was about a 500 metre jump from the misty top of the building. There was no way he could survive it! But just as he was about to fall to his grave, Superman came in caught him, saving the day!
This video was about a bunch of kids who made an underwater robot. A club of kids, lead by Heath, a kid who is amazing at robotics, worked together to build a robot that goes through obstacles underwater. The underwater robot is called the Sea Perch. They are going to enter it in a competition. A couple of years back Heath got involved in a program called STEMSEL, which helps kids learn how to program microchips. He took his knowledge and created a robotics club, which I was telling you about earlier. What is the club called? How long since they made it? How many members are in the club? Did they win the competition? Kids can actually be very smart, if they are given the opportunity and judged like adults, and not like kids.
Oh my oh my oh my oh my!
Could it have come from the sky?
Maybe, It’s something I can’t deny.
I give you permission to splatter me with pie,
The creamy, soft, apple kind of pie,
If I am telling a lie.
But on that day, unless my eyes did lie.
I swear that I saw two legs that could fly!
They must have come from the sky
And when they crashed next to I
Of fright, I almost did die!
This video was about some Australian cricketers tampering with the ball. Steve smith tampered with the ball in a test match. He rubbed some yellow sandpaper on the ball so that it would spin differently. After, he got banned for 12 months and made an emotional apology. Why did he do that? Who won the match? Sometimes people get desperate to win.
A messed up story, by Hamish Talko
“TROLLS! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! TROLLS! HELP!” We all screamed as we ran away. We had been trying to steal the golden goose for her solid gold eggs… Oh wait, that’s another story. What we were actually doing was running away from a bunch of fierce trolls we found in the woods, at their bridge. The trolls were big and ugly and disgusting, but luckily they weren’t that fast. Ok, now I will switch to storyteller mode. Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress… Oh, those poor little kids.
This video was about the history of voting. In 1843 women couldn’t vote. In 1903, women were allowed to vote but Australian Aboriginals couldn’t. Finally, in 1963 you had to be over 21 to vote. Why weren’t aboriginals allowed to vote? When could 18 year olds vote? It was unfair if you were a woman or aboriginal back in the day.
Yesterday I saw a superhero. Well, at least I think he was a superhero. He could fly! I was sure that one moment he was on he ground and the other he was on the roof! Anyway, I was walking down the street to the milk bar near my house when I saw a sheet of paper fly out of a stranger’s pocket. I grabbed it and ran after him. I gave it to him. “Thanks” He said. I said goodbye and walked off. But when I turned back around though, HE WAS UP ON THE ROOF OF A HOUSE! But how did he get up there?
This video was about how a bill becomes a law. A bill is a suggested law. A bill needs to go through the house of representatives to be law. It also needs to go through the senate. Finally, it has to go through the governor- general, the Queen’s representative. Can the Governor- General say no to a law? How long does the whole process take? It is a very long process for a bill to become a law.