This morning most lower school students went to the Remembrance day ceremony where you reflect and give gratitude to the soldiers who fought in world war 1 and world war 2. When the soldiers came back from the war some didn’t return, some of them got really injured. Some families lost one of their loved ones. Now we all wear poppies as they were blooming on the fields of the soldiers. The red symbols of the blood and we wear them near our chest so that symbolises their still in our hearts. Now our world lives in peace with humble people. In the world wars the war ended at 11am in November 11th. Every November 11th we have the ceremony at CDNIS and some other schools do the ceremony and give gratitude to the soldiers who fought in the war. At the ceremony we had the Treble Timber tones singing the Canadian national anthem and the song called Peaceful and the lower school kids reading poems to show their gratitude. We also had 2 6th graders who were the MC’s and guiding us. We all thank the soldiers for protecting our countries.
One of the most interesting seminar that I have been to is the impact of the Ipod presented by ms.Williams. She talked about how the process of the Ipod and how it changed. The first gadget was recording tape. It was used centuries ago and maybe it stills exists today. Then the next gadget was cd’s. Everyone stills use our cd’s even now. The next gadget was a small Ipod that people don’t really use now but stills exists. The final one was the real Ipod touch,nano and a lot of others.
It changed the world by people could make more useful electronics. The makers first made the recording tape to the Ipod. Now people like to use the latest and rarely use the old ones. I really enjoyed the seminar because I learned so much about it.
The second most interesting seminar was girl power presented by ms.lin. She talked about how the girls in poor countries could not go to school. Instead they had to work at home and have rarely any education or even no education at all. There once a little girl named Suma and her parents sent her away when she was 6 to work in a house with a master that forced her to work all day.
The master had 2 daughters that could go to school because they were a really rich family that lived. While Suma was working the 2 girls made fun of Suma that she had ugly ragged clothes while they were playing. When Suma was 7 she left to the second master’s house there she was suffering for many years then she went to the last master’s house when she was 11 and there was a bit of hope. In the master’s house there was a teacher that came to the house and started teaching kids. Suma was really happy. One day the teacher said to the master that Suma had to leave and had no right to work all day. But the master said no. Still the teacher would not give up instead she kept trying and finally the master said yes. Now Suma is free. So when she sees some girls working she trying to tell them and wish that all of them would be free. Now I understand how we are so lucky that I could go to school. I also really enjoyed the seminar.
The most interesting seminars that I have been to was the greek gods presented by the 10th grades students. They talked about who the gods were and what their powers were. The most powerful god was Zeus the god of lightning, thunder and the people he lives on mount olympus with the other gods. He basically is the king of all the gods. His father( Cronus ) swallowed all of Zeus’ brothers and sisters. Zeus was able to survive and saved his brothers and sisters. The next god is Poseidon is the god of the earth and the sea. If people disrespect him or make fun of him he gets angry and makes an earthquake and kills a lot of people.Then there’s Demeter she is the goddess of the harvest. She helps people have harvest for their family. Demeter grows the wheat and the people just take it. When she gets angry like when Hades kidnapped Persephone ( Demeter’s daughter) and Demeter made the harvest grow until Persephone came back from the underworld. Athena the goddess of wisdom has the power of wisdom and has a great intelligent mind and has ways to protect herself. All of the gods and goddess’ are really powerful . Once they get really angry they use their power to express their anger. I really enjoyed the seminar and now I have more knowledge about the Greek Gods and Greek culture.