Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Valerie Adams by Ana

Activity 2: After the adventure at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, you are pretty happy to get back into the shuttle van and continue with your road trip. Over the next few hours you travel up and over the Southern Alps, arriving in the city of Christchurch to eat lunch. You have a delicious meal at a café downtown and then hop back into the van to travel to Twizel, a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is very famous because he was the first person to ever reach the top of Mt Everest!

Now it is your turn to learn about a famous New Zealander. Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO and post it on your blog. Be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them.


  1. Hi Ana

    What a great choice for your New Zealander DLO, Dame Valerie Adams. I didn't realise that coach was a former javelin thrower.

    Thanks for sharing Ana.

  2. Kia ora Ana,

    Thanks for sharing this awesome DLO with us about Valerie Adams. I had forgotten that she received the honour of becoming a 'Dame' late last year. That is very special honour and one that is not given to many New Zealanders. Valerie has had to work very hard to earn it and I'm so thrilled that you've chosen to profile her in your blog.

    I hope that Dame Valerie will continue to compete as a shot putter for many years to come. I wonder who will follow in her footsteps when she retires...

    Would you be interested in learning how to throw a shot put? Have you ever tried it? Who knows, maybe you could become our next athletics superstar!

    Anything is possible...

    Bye for now!