Friday, August 3, 2012


This week we have to write about one Olympic event that we are not very sure with but, want to learn more about.  So I have chosen to write about Basketball, basketball is not a familiar sports to me and I would like to learn more about it.  I have been researching and exploring the internet to find facts about it!

Basketball is a team sport, they have to shoot a ball through a basket hoop to score points while following a set of instructions and rules. Two teams of five players play on a court with a basketball and a hoop but, the thing is that the teams only have an amount of time to score then the games over and only one team can win.
A basketball hoop is made up of a rim 18 inches and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard. A team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket during regular play.

Mr Barks and Mrs Nau have their very own Pt England Basketball team for boys and girls.  Last week Friday they had trials down at the Tamaki Rec-centre that meant people who did join what to another class .  They had about 1 hour and 30 minutes, they got given a chance to prove and trial that they strived to succeed a belong in the team. Since Mr Barks came to our school basketball has been an enjoyable and achievable sports that all of our old Yr 8's now our new Yr 8 boys love! So thanks heaps Mr Barks for coming to Pt England.

Since last Wednesday Room 18 have been doing Basketball skills and techniques with our basketball coaches.  We first learnt how to dribble the ball from left to right! Then we played a game dribbling the ball in one hand and pick the cone up with the other hand. It was really hard but my team gave it our all.

One thing I like about Basketball is learning new skills and technique with our ball.  I've learnt a lot about basketball for our past two session, I'm totally enjoying it.


  1. This was an interesting read for me Cael as I had no idea that PES students were going to Tamaki Rec Centre for basketball. Aren't we fortunate to have two such talented coaches at PES. Have you been enjoying the basketball on the Olympics? Which team is your favourite?

    Mrs Burt

    1. Thank You for reading my post Mrs Burt and yes I'm enjoying Basketball a lot! I think my favourite Basketball team is New Zealand Breakers.


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