Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Activity 3- Day 7 Weekly Activities...(Holiday Blogging)

Learn: Bonus- This year two new sports are being added to the Paralympic Games. They are canoeing and triathlon. In the triathlon the athletes must swim 750 metres, cycle for 20 kilometres, and then run for 5 kilometres. Paralympic athletes may also compete in other sports including archery, boccia, football, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, swimming, sitting volleyball, track cycling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis. To learn more about all of the Paralympic sports, please visit the 2016 Paralympic Games website.

Imagine that you are on the Paralympic Committee and you have been asked to create one new sport to add to the competition for this year. Use your awesome imagination to design a brand new Paralympic sport. Please remember that some of the athletes will not be able to walk or run and others may be blind or deaf. On your blog, please write:

  1. The name of your sport,
  2. A brief description of how you play the sport, and
  3. Three rules for the sport

Brief Description:

Badminton is a very similar sport to tennis and squash. There can be either 1 person by themselves or 2 people in a doubles team playing against the same number of people. The aim of Badminton is to hit the shuttlecock (the object you hit) over the net and try and make the shuttlecock land on the ground of your opponents side. Therefor you will be given points if you do exactly that.


Image result for badminton1. When the shuttlecock has landed on your side of the net you can't hit it multiple times before hitting it over the net.
Image result for badminton2. When you have received a serve and your partner hit's it at its still on your side of the net you are not allowed to hit it only your partner can regain their own hit.
3. The first to win 3 games/sets of 15 points is the winner of the match. This only applies for men's singles and doubles.


  1. Hi Pat,

    Firstly, huge congratulations on completing the Winter Learning Journey programme in less than a week. That is an incredible accomplishment. Wow! Well done.

    I have really enjoyed reading all of your posts and commenting as much as I could as I went along. You have created a number of very high quality blogs. You should be really proud :)

    I am already looking forward to coming to St Pius early in Term III to give you a certificate and, perhaps, even a prize! In order to secure your position in the 'Top 3' you will want to be sure that you post thoughtful and positive comments on other student's blogs. Each good comment is worth 3 points.

    Once again, congratulations on an outstanding job!

    Best, Rachel

    1. Thanks, I will continue to give my classmates some good positive comments.

  2. Hi Pat,

    I am so happy to read that you will continue to give positive comments. That will make a real difference for them, I reckon. It's always nice to read a positive message from someone, isn't it?

    Cheers, Rachel