Optimist Yachting Experience By Parris

On the 10th of September to the 14th of September The Seniors from Parkvale School, Hawkes Bay went to Pandora Pond for Optimist Yachting and kakaying.

I decided to make a movie from the photos Mr.M  took. I wanted to share this movie because it was a fun experience.

Why We Liked Optimist Yachting from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

This is a link to my blog, make sure you check it out.

By Parris

New Zealand


This is my video about New Zealand. I made this video because I think the  world should know about New Zealand. New Zealand is in the South Pacific. New Zealand has two big Islands and one small Island. The North Island is where I live. The South Island is a big one. Below the South Island is Stewart Island.


By Amy

Amy, NZ from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

The Unknown Cylinder



This was based on Back to the Future. It has got time travel, adventure and bad guys. Just how far will your curiosity take you. By Lachlan

One day while I was watching Sponge Bob when the ads come on “do you want fame and fortune well be the first back from the unknown cylinder to win $1,000,000?” said the TV.

“$ 1,000,000” I yelled. “Yes $1,000,000 be quick.” I ran to my friend the doc. “Doc, Doc I need to the first back the unknown cylinder!!!” I said “The unknown cylinder, are you crazy?” said Doc.  “No, but the prize is $1,000,000” I  replied.

“Well lets go!” exclaimed Doc. So we went down to the mountain. There were lots of other climbers. “I’m glad I took those hiking class in high school,”  I said. I was about to climb Mt Cook but first I said goodbye to my good friend ELB (Doc) the scientist. Then I start climbing up and up until I see the unknown cylinder and legend is that no one has come out ever before. I walk inside a giant cylinder. It’s dark, cold and smells of diesel. The floor is soft and wet, it’s dark and I can’t see so I press against the walls to find the light switch. Then I feel something soft and gooey but I keep on trying to find the light switch. Next I find something hard and solid. “The light switch!” I scream. Flick went the switch. The lights turn on but I also hear a sound, like something’s charging up. Then in the blink of an eye ZAP.

When I wake up I’m still in the unknown cylinder I stand up and leave. I climb back down the mountain but when got back to the city everything had changed like the cars, clothes, movie and building. I look around to find a newspaper. Then in the rubbish bin “a newspaper.” I yell and rushing over to the bin and grabbed the paper and it said “May 23 1982”! “1982 I’ve gone back 30 years I need to find telephone.” I see a sign on a cafe telephone. I walk in and someone asks “what’s with the strange clothes?”

“I just want to use the telephone.”

“It’s in the back,” he said.

“Thanks,” I say. I scroll down until I found ELB scientist 209 victory road phone number 8786374. I dial the number but he’s not home so I ripped out the page.

“Do you know where 20…”

“Are you going to order something kid?” he badly interrupted. “Yeah, I’ll have a soda,” I reply.

“Soda, what’s a soda?” he said like I was from another planet.

“Just give me something without any sugar in it,” I say.

“Okay,” he replied and put steaming hot coffee in front of me then a boy about as old as me comes in and sits next to me. Then a few other guys walk in they look like they’re in their 20’s come in. “Scott!” they yelled. Both me and the other guy sitting next turn around but he was meaning the guy next to me and said…

To Be continued

Metal tubes Season 1, chapter 1 Stone age

This is my writing that I made with inspiration from the Hunger Games. Metal Tubes has: Adventure, Murder and Hide-and-go seek (portals). Enjoy!

The Metal Tubes, Season 1, Chapter 1

Three days ago I had started a time race, when you go through the the turning portal with nine other people. There are two people chosen from each continent. The time race is like a reality tv show that no one wants to win. When you go through the portal you go back in time to the dinosaur age. There you must search for the next time portal. The next time portal in the dinosaur age only allows nine people to enter so 1 person will be left behind in time. You must find the next portal but at the same time you must fight against the locals. You are allowed to be helped by the locals. You can use any type of transportation from riding on a Stegosaurus to a big heavy tank. There are ten time portals (Including the starting portal) so that means only one person shall win the time race. These are the nine ages that the winner would have had to go through. Dinosaur age, Stone age, Ice age, Dark age, Medieval age, Industrial era, Modern era, Space age and the Robot era before returning back home.

So now to me. I’m in the stone age. All around me are cavemen and cavekids playing. I can hear the cave kids screaming and running around. I’ve got a gash across my leg. I got the gash from a clash with an aleptiosaur back in the dinosaur age. I can smell a rotting bull around 10 meters away from me. I see a mango on a palm tree, I haven’t eaten anything besides a plesiosaur which tasted like cocoa beans in red pepper inside some steak. I stand up and limp over to the palm tree. I hit the tree with a stone (something not hard to find) and the mango falls down. I pick up the juicy orangy yellow fruit and stuff it in my mouth.

A palm leaf came down with the mango which gives me an idea. I scrape some bark off a pine tree mush it up with two rocks and gently pat down my wound with the mushy bark. Then I pick off some sticky resin on the palm tree and pat it around the edge of the palm leaf then I stick the palm leaf to my leg to stop any bugs from reaching my wound. the palm leaf feels gentle on my leg it is as soft as silk. The palm leaf reminds me of back home, when mother would always let the cat into my bed and the cat would always crawl around at night. My daydream was interrupted with a loud grunt from a barbarian looking person. “yabadabadoo!” and the barbarian thing laughs and runs away.

I look around, it looks like it will be dark out in no time so I find the cave that I came through from the dinosaur age. I see that the portal had disappeared while I was out exploring. Then a big picture forms in the sky showing a picture of the time trap mug shot. It shows a picture of the person stuck in the previous age and their name and continent. This guy was from Asia and his name is Jwut Geehern.

That night while I was lying sleeplessly on the ground of the cave and I recognised a slight light coming from the mountain at the horizon then I see it flicker… It must be the next time portal!
So that night instead of sleeping I was looking for food and resources for my trip. It would be a long way probably 100 km away. I needed lots of water and food. I started to get slow with my produce because of my leg. I sat down and leaned against the tree where I got the palm leaf from. I peeled off the palm leaf which caused a bit of pain. Like when you peel off a bandage that you’ve had on for a few days. I saw that the mushed bark didn’t heal the wound that much. I wiped off the sticky resin and the overflowing mushy bark. I saw that the gash had swollen a bit. I lean back on the tree and look up to the stars.

I think I might be crazy but the stars seem to form an arrow I look at the place where the arrow was pointing and I see a little tube poking out of the bushes I crawl over to the bush being weary of my wound. When I reach the bush I see that the tube was bigger than I thought it was. I look at this case I read what it says press to open. I press the case and it opens there is a button under the sealed case I press the button and the front of the tube opens. I peep in and I see a medicine pack. I rapidly open the lid and pad down my wound and it heals instantly! I look at the back of the metal tube I crawl in and find a teleportation device I press the teleport button and I teleport to the next time portal. I take a deep breath and step into the time portal…



By Stefan

If you enjoyed this you might enjoy the Metal Tubes series!

The Wall

The wall from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

We made this trailer to represent our Wall Of PRIDE. Our Wall Of PRIDE is where we nominate someone’s fantastic work, print out a picture and a sentence about it and stick it on the wall. It is to show our Parkvale PRIDE.


Personal Best

Respect and Responsibilty




By Jacob, Teva and Tyler.

Room 20 Avatars Speak!

Kia ora!

Soon, there will be an explosion of posts from the Tree Of PRIDE students on this blog! Sorry for the delay. Here is a video about our avatars. Create your own avatar by using the links on this post. The music was remixed (with my added “vocals”) from the free and legal music site UJAM. Have a go yourself!

Mr M 🙂


Tree of PRIDE Avatars Speak! from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Team 5 Production Video by Felicity

Production Team 5 from Johnstones on Vimeo.

Night Number One

The excitement is running through the air, I can feel it running up my spine. It is going around everyone.
Well tonight is our first performance in front of a live audience. I am so excited, I have all of my costumes here in room 3. All of the Kapa Haka group are playing hand games, getting their makeup done. Then Mali our instructor and Teeps the guitar player walk in and say that they could hear us from the hall, which is bad because our audience were entering the hall. I was so eager to start.

Then it was time. Time to line up outside in the cold, with wet puddles and the slight sign of grey rain clouds in the night sky. My feet were frozen, my toes were like icicles. As for the rest of the group, I think they were cold too. Then the door opened all I could think of was. “ Time to go on stage. “ But sadly no we were getting told off for being so loud. Then at long last the door swung open and nearly hit me in the face. It was time. Our time to shine in front of everyone. Once we had gone through our three songs and one Haka, we left the stage to get into our next costumes. I had to get into my white top and black shorts, with makeup all ready for my Locomotion dance and Wearable Arts.

So there I was waiting behind the curtain. Then it was the Green Is Gold play. They finished with a rap/song. That was when all of the wearable arts people went to go and get changed into our costumes. Then after waiting for the third dance group, we all entered the back of the hall ready to ‘ strut our style ‘ down the aisle and around the stage. It was so much fun showing off my costume to the audience. Next I had to take my wearable arts costume off. Then Erin and Thea come rushing in to make sure that Thea can get dressed and get all of her makeup on ready for our Locomotion dance. Once Thea was dressed and had all of her makeup on we were out the door rushing over to the door that is behind the curtain. Just as we arrive we had about 3 minutes until we were on. Doing Locomotion was awesome, the group had so much fun. Then Erin, Thea and I all run off and get our leggings and Rock ‘n’ Roll skirts on all ready for our time to boogie on stage.

Wow, I was getting tired by the time we were arriving at the door ‘AGAIN. ‘ Now that we are doing our Rock ‘n’ Roll in front of everyone with the choir singing all over the place, I think that I am almost ready to call it a night. But sadly no I still have Choir Number Two that I have to perform in and I also have another three nights. Along with the rest of team 5 students I have a feeling that we are very excited to finally have this show up and running, but by the end of the week I am sure that we are going to be very, very, VERY tired!

Here is a link to my production label on my blog!


Here is a video that I made for Pass the Blog!

It is based on Parkvale School’s senior production,’ Parkvale Live’  

It has videos from different parts of the production. I made it on Movie Maker.

The videos were filmed by The Techie Team and Mr.M!

The diary above is from night number one of Parkvale School’s team 5 production!

Here is the link to where I made my music from:) 

Pass the blog is a blog that classes from all around the world can post something about what their class has done through out the week!

From Monday the 24th – Friday the 28th Room 20 have had the chance to put some of their work up!

Above is a video that I chose to do, with a diary from night number one for our senior school production!

Badger Class have the blog!

Hello there! We are Badger class from Roydon primary school in Norfolk and we are very excited to have the blog passed to us this week. We have been doing some work at our local fen and have just finished mapping some of our poems and stories. Take a look and tell us what you think! Please remember we are only 6 and 7 years old!

To look at some of our fabulous fen poems click on the play buttons, then click on the animals to return to the main screen. 

What will you find on the digital story-telling map of the fen? (More coming very soon!)

View Digital stories by Badger Class in a larger map
Take a look at our class blog and scroll down to see how all this lovely worked started – with a little bit of drama!