Friday, 14 July 2017

Mitchell - WLJ - Day #7 - Keep New Zealand Beautiful!

Hey bloggers! Today is Day #7 of the Winter Learning Journey! Unfortunately today is the last day of the Winter Learning Journey! Noo! I will miss doing the Winter Learning Journey. I wish there was another week. Anyways let's begin!

Activity 1 : Beautiful Neighbourhood

While in Taupo, I go for a walk around the lake and see little bits of rubbish floating! I also notice that there is Rubbish on the footpaths, and also on the environment around me. With this on mind, I think about some ways I could Keep New Zealand Beautiful! 

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I have been asked to come up with 3 imaginative ideas on how I c
ould change my neighbourhood and make it more beautiful. Here is my list of ideas:

  1. I could make my neighbourhood beautiful by taking a walk around my street and picking up 10 pieces of rubbish each day/ or daily.
  2. I could make my neighbourhood more beautiful if I and some others raked up everyone's leaves on their front lawn.
  3. I could also make my neighbourhood more beautiful by mowing neighbours lawns with others.
Activity 2 : Relax

After I have finished up in Taupo, I decide to travel to Rotorua! - a town where you will have the great chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. When we arrive we visit the Tarawera Bush Pool, a geothermal hot pool which is located in the middle of a forest. That's pretty weird! Speaking of relaxation - 

I have been asked to post up a picture of me doing something I find relaxing in life! Here is a picture of me reading a book:
This is one of my favourite books!

So here is my picture of me reading a book! It's one of my favourite books! I also love to read because it takes my imagination to another world and it's really relaxing!

Bonus : Reflection

After relaxing in the Hot Pools, I decide to think a moment about what I have learn't about in the Winter Learning Journey so far. I have the option to either post a video or write a description about what I have done so far. I have decided to write a description. To earn full points I must talk about what I learned, what I liked, and what I liked about the Great Kiwi Road Trip. Here's my description! : 

I am so excited to have done the Winter Learning Journey and complete it! What I learned about the Great Kiwi Road Trip was that New Zealand is a beautiful country with it's beautiful people, animals and so much more! New Zealand is one of the best countries in the world! I also learnt that New Zealand can be dirty with it's environment sometimes but we can always clean it up!  

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What I liked about the Winter Learning Journey was that we learned about heaps of things I didn't even know about New Zealand and it was a great topic to choose for the Winter Learning Journey. I also liked how we travelled around in a shuttle van and got to explore heaps of different places! I even adopted a Brown Kiwi on my blog!

What I didn't like about the trip was nothing at all! I loved the whole experience!

What surprised me was that I found lots of interesting facts along the days of tourist spots, native animals, famous people and heaps more! It was really fun!

Well today is the last day of the Winter Learning Journey! Also a big huge fantastic shout - out to Rachel Williams for making this possible! This wouldn't have been possible without you. Thanks so much Rachel for creating this wonderful fun blogging programme! You are awesome!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

P.S : See you soon bloggers! I will also blog tomorrow about my fun experience at Rainbows End for my sisters birthday party! See you then! 


  1. Hey Mitchell,
    My name is Lusia and i'm a year 8 student from St Pius X Catholic School.
    I like how you put all of your effort onto your activities!
    Nice to see you take a picture of something that you find relaxing!
    Nice that you wrote a reflection of what you've learn't and what you don't like and like about the trip! Keep it up!


  2. Kia ora Mitchell,

    Thanks for the awesome shout out! I absolutely love blogging with you guys over the holiday. It is the highlight of my year! I am really looking forward to coming into Pt England early in Term 3 to hand out the certificates and prizes.

    I'm so glad that you enjoyed the topic this year. I, too, learned a lot about New Zealand from reading your blogs and had the chance to explore places that I have never been. I will plan to create another programme one day that continues the adventure. There really is so much to do here in NZ that we could be on a learning journey forever!

    On that note, I will look forward to the summer holidays and to continuing the (blogging) journey with you. In the meantime, take care and enjoy the rest of your break!

    Rachel :)

    1. Kia Ora Rachel,

      No worries! You deserve a shout out for creating such an awesome blogging programme! I can't wait until you come to my school in Term 3! I am so excited.

      Yes! I did enjoy this year's topic for the Winter Learning Journey! I loved learning about different facts about New Zealand and much more. It was fun!

      I also look forward to the Summer Learning Journey. i wonder what the topic is going to be for Summer! Can't wait.

      Mitchell :)

    2. Kia ora Mitchell,

      I, too, have been thinking a little bit about the Summer Learning Journey programme for this year and am considering a few different options for the topic. What do you think? Do you have any ideas for a topic that you think would be interesting? I'd really appreciate any suggestions that you might have...


    3. Kia Ora Rachel,

      Sorry for the late reply. I have also been thinking about the Summer Learning Journey. I don't really have ideas or suggestions for the Summer Learning Journey programme that's coming up,

      but I do think this will help : It's a blogging programme website I found online. I hope it's useful and you could get some ideas out of it. Other than that see you later,