Tuesday, March 23, 2010

farm olympics

Last Friday, the Farm school that I go to had Olympics games. The games we did were disks, javelin, lunch lugger charoit race, deadlift, and an opstical course. Most of the games were won by Justin's mentor group, and in the end when it was all talled up it was Justin's group that won. And walked away with the awsome trophy!

I was the offical photographer, so i hope that these photos are good because i had an awsome press pase to this event.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Grove skating!

Grove has weekly mini courses, every Wednesday! One mini course this year is skateboarding, well its really teaching Bill to skateboard. Bill is a teacher at Grove, who asked to be taught in the ways of standing on a wooden board with wheels.
These photos are from the first day of the mini course. We road are boards to downtown Redlands and purchased some skating equipment for Bill. This all was very fun!
A few weeks later at Brookside park where the mini course goes to teach bill, we brought along a surf/skate board. We had the genus idea to attach wheels and trucks of a long board(big skateboard), to a long board(the surf board type). Of course some one was going to get hurt, but that is yet to come.
We found that it worked great with two people on the board, so obviously this meant we need to add another person to the equation. So we did and we couldn't ride as fare with three people because we picked up to much speed. I decided that it was the person in the backs job to steer, and i wanted to try the steering. So i hopped on the back and about half way down the hill we began picking up a lot of speed. I was getting worried at this point seeing that we had speed wobbles. One of the wobbles knocked my foot off the edge of the board and then sucked my foot underneath it. My foot then became the break and also became broken.
I have had a cast for almost a week and a half and only have a few left!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

awww, don't you love that new blog smell?

Today was the second day of winterums week! Winterums are a yearly thing we do at Grove, they are a week filled with one project that needs to be down. (At least that's what its like at the middle school portion of Grove!) My winterum is drama, i am the official photographer! This is cool, because i get to do nothing but photography!
The drama winterum had a field trip today. We went to the U of R, and learned about theater arts more so. We were given a tour of the costume room, lights room, theater, and the catwalk. The U of R has two theaters, one of which can hold over 300 people. We learned about how lighting works hand in hand with the play and sound. On the field trip we saw a light that could turn different colours, move, turn, and make the light look textured! After that we were allowed to walk the catwalk, which i had been dieing to do!
So that's what i did at school today!