Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Polynesian People

Polynesian people touched down on Aotearoa 1000 years ago. Individual people came by canoe, which Maori people used well sailing on the verge of death. Some of the boats had single hulls, without riggers or double hulls. There was plunks slashed together, which were 15 to 25 meters long.
Trained navigators steered under a direct trail of stars by night and sea swells by day. Not many of them managed to cross the dangerous seas of Aotearoa.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mighty Mariners is what we are studying back at Point England school. As I step foot on the school grounds, we have to line up at the hall. It is also the first day of term three, Mr. Burt was announcing what the school topic is, then team 4 was up to show off about our school topic, Mighty Mariners.