Thursday, 13 July 2017

Day 4 - Activity 2

Activity 2: After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].

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When ‘Whale Rider’ finishes, you and your tour group enjoy a delicious meal in downtown Nelson before heading back to your hotel. You need to go to bed early because you have to get up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning to travel back to Farewell Spit to see a group (pod) of Hector’s Dolphins. It is going to be an early morning!

I rate this movie as =  5 excellent movie -  because I was inspired by this movie and because there was a powerful message behind it and that message was to never give up and keep striving, no one will stop you if you just keep on going.

Summary of the amazing movie b  ”Whale Rider”:

This Whale Rider movie is an extraordinary and fascinating movie about a little girl.  

A very long time ago there was a man and his name was Pikia he sailed to a land ontop of a whale and became the leader of the land. In every generation of this girl's family if a boy was to be raised he is to be named after Pikia and will be established as the next leader.

Unfortunately the boy passed away but the girl was alive. So the girl was then labeled as Pikia and though some people were disgraced at this new tradition Pikia ignored and never gave up. She proved to them that she’s not only a girl but a strong and bright leader.


  1. Hi Von,

    Nice to see you actively blogging with us. Thank you for rating the Whale rider movie. You are absolutely right, the powerful message of never giving up and striving to the best of your ability was very evident through the movie. In this case, I believe the movie can motivate you through your learning at school. You have already demonstrated great effort and passion like Paikea by completing the activities through the Winter Learning Journey programme. I'm so proud of you!

    Keep up the good work Von!



  2. Hi Von. Great summary. I like how you have given a reason on why you gave it a 5 out of 5. I gave it a two out of five, because it is a movie I wouldn't watch. Keep on working hard.

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