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Weekly Homelearning Tasks

All work is to be published on your own wiki page. Click on the link above to access your page.

Week 4


Create an imaginative story based around the London Olympic Games. Your story must include a New Zealand athlete, a lost piece of sporting equipment and a gold medal for New Zealand.

Publish on your wiki page.

Week 3


Olympic Games Article:

Choose ONE sport that you are interested in and FIND a news article relating to that sport. Once you have done that, complete the following activities:

1. Give the article a new HEADLINE

2. Rewrite the article in your own words

3. Find an image that relates to the article.

4. Publish on your wiki page.

Week 2


The Olympic Oath

At the start of each Olympics, every athlete promises to play fairly and obey all of the Olympic rules. One athlete from the host country takes his oath at the opening ceremony on behalf of all athletes.

" In the name of all the competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams"

The Olympic Creed

A judge from the host country recites the Olympic Creed, which appears on the scoreboard during the Opening

"The most important thing in the Olympic games is not to win, but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well"

YOUR TASK is to write a new Oath OR Creed for future Olympic Games

Week 1

Task 1:
Select one New Zealand athlete going to the Olympic games and write a short biography about them. You could include personal information or concentrate on their sporting achievements. Include a photo.

Task 2:
The Olympic Anthem

Symbolism is one of the strong components expressed within the Olympic Games. The Greeks appreciated and honoured poets and their descriptive language as part of the Olympic spirit.

The "Olympic Hymn" of the modern era was written by Greeks Costis Palamis and Spiros Samaras. It was translated into French, and was used at the first Modern Olmpic Games held in Athens in 1896. Since 1960, it has been used at the Opening Ceremonies of each Olympic Games.

The hymn is played or sung during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Originally written in Greek, it has been "freely" translated into other languages and below is the main version.

Your task is to write a new Olympic anthem for the 2012 Olympic Games