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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey: Day 6, Activity 2

Activity 2: The opening ceremonies for every Olympic Games must include formal speeches, a parade of athletes, songs and dances that showcase the culture of the host country. Follow this link to watch the highlights of opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

In the opening ceremony for the London Olympics there were a number of famous English people including the Queen, the Spice Girls, David Bowie, U2, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. Imagine that we were going to host the Olympics here in New Zealand in 2024 and you were invited to be on the committee that decides who is invited to participate in the opening ceremonies. As a member of the group you must choose one of the following people to be in the opening ceremony: Richie McCaw (rugby player), Lorde (singer), Kane Williamson (cricket player), Maria Tutaia (netball player), John Key (prime minister of New Zealand) or Shaun Johnson (league player). On your blog, tell us who you think is the best person to choose and explain why you think that they are the best choice!

Personally I would choose Richie McCaw. This is because Richie McCaw is someone very special to New Zealand. I feel like if Richie McCaw presented New Zealand then who would do it very well and he would make New Zealand very proud.

1 comment:

  1. You have made a great choice, Alecia. I think that Richie McCaw is a fabulous athlete and a wonderful ambassador for New Zealand as a country. He is hardworking, determined and very humble. I really respect him and think that he would do a great job in the opening ceremonies.

    Sadly, I never had the opportunity to watch Richie McCaw play rugby live. Have you? I've watched him on TV but, if I could turn back time, I would make the time to go and watch a match where he is leading the All Blacks on the pitch. I think that it would be great special to watch...

    Cheers, Rachel :)

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