The task was to create a role pay to include all of the information we have learned since the beginning of the year. My partner was Katelyn, during the preparation for the role play, Katelyn and I didn’t have any problems because we were able to work together well and we did an equal amount of work for the script, but there is a problem because our oral’s sound didn’t really come through and now we have to redo it now, it was mostly me who Madame Boyle couldn’t hear, I think this was because I was too far from the computer so that’s why the computer couldn’t really pick up my voice. Also, I had some pronunciation problems, because I didn’t know exactly how to pronounce it properly but at least now I know that when I redo it, I know what I need to improve on.
The saxophone, the saxophone has three parts, the main body, the crook, and the mouthpiece, if you pull the mouthpiece off, the instrument flat and if you push the mouthpiece further on the instrument gets sharp. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Although most saxophones are made from brass, they are categorized as woodwind instruments, because the sound is produced by an oscillating reed, traditionally made out of woody cane, rather than lips vibrating in a mouthpiece cup as with the brass instrument family. The saxophone is used in classical music (such as concert bands, chamber music, solo repertoire, and, occasionally, orchestras), military bands, marching bands, jazz (such as big bands and jazz combos), and contemporary music. The saxophone is also used as a solo and melody instrument or as a member of a horn section in some styles of rock and roll and popular music. Saxophone players are called saxophonists.
Yesterday was one of the best days of school for me. It was my birthday this week, my friends Helena and Lauren wanted to do something for me but then there was a fire alarm so their plan failed. So yesterday, they were talking to my teacher Mr. Mark and Mr. Mark was on duty during lunch. Mr. Mark, Lauren, and Helena had the idea of singing happy birthday to me in the cafeteria on the mic! It was one of the best experience and the best birthday anyone could ask for. Deeply from my heart, thank you so much! Mr. Mark, Helena and Lauren, you all made my day!
I am so lucky to have Mr. Mark and a group of amazing friends!
Last week, I had my exhibition, I presented to over 100 people! I think that overall the exhibition was fun because we got to express our passions in any way we wanted to and we also got to help an issue in the world that we felt passionate for.
Some things I have learned during this exhibition is to be more aware of the things that are happening around us and that before I do or say anything, I need to think about how I am so fortunate to have things that many in the world don’t have. If there was one thing that I could change about my exhibition topic is the way I did my action, instead of just raising awareness and volunteering like what I did, I could have done food drives to collect cans and then donate it to the hunger in Hong Kong and I also could have done bake sales so as to donate to the hungers in Hong Kong. Some things that I am going to keep on doing to help the Hunger in Hong Kong is that I am going to be doing a food drive during the summer and donate what has been donated to that food drive to the people in Hong Kong that are needing food and something else that I am going to keep on doing is the website I created with Helena, through the website, I want to update those who read it about the latest hunger issues in Hong Kong and in the world.
To conclude, I think that the exhibition was a great learning experience for me and everyone who had to do it. Thank you very much to all the teachers who gave us guidance and advises throughout this exercise. I really learn more a lot.
On top of wind energy, I have voluntarily work on solar energy during the Easter break too.
As the world have limited resources, I always want to find ways to use more renewable energy so as to have a more sustainable world.
Solar energy is the radiant light and heat from the sun. I think solar energy has greater development potential in Hong Kong than other forms of renewable energy because people can install the solar panels on the roof top and produce energy for own use. Also, it is because sun light is predictable. Under normal situation, we all can expect the sun to come out everyday whereas it is hard to say when there is wind and when there is no wind.
Singapore government is actively working hard to use solar power. They have policies and incentives for more people to use solar energy. I think we can learn from Singapore government in this area. The more solar energy we use, the better the world.
A few weeks ago, we started thinking about what type of energy we wanted to inquire more into. I chose to inquire into wind energy. Wind energy is a type of renewable energy, wind energy will never run out and it is good for the environment, unlike fossil fuels.
Most of us will be aware that there is a wind power station nearby us. It is located at Lamma Island and is owned by HK Electric. With a blade diameter of around 50m, hub height of around 45m and a rated power of 800kW, it can produce around one million units of green electricity a year and can offset around 800 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission every year.
How wind energy is created:
The wind energy is made from wind turbines. Here is how energy is made through wind. When the wind is powerful, it causes the rotor blades to turn quickly, the generator inside the turbine converts the wind into electricity. The electricity created will then go through power lines into our houses.
Pros of wind energy
1. Wind energy is made of all renewable resources, it is also an energy that will never run out in theory.
2. Wind energy is good for the environment. It is clean and does not pollute the air. Less green house effect if we use wind energy.
3. It is relatively easier to build and is more cost-effective than other forms of renewable energy.
Challenges of wind energy
1. Wind is unpredictable. Sometime there is wind, sometime there will be no wind.
2. Wind farms occupy a lot of areas and hard to find large piece of land in Hong Kong.
3. Turbines may endanger birds. Birds may get hit or may get kill if they accidentally fly by.
I can’t believe that our Grade 6 exhibition is only a few weeks away. This week was a busy week for me. I went to help out Food Angel. I also interviewed Food Angel and Mira Hotel. During the interviews, I got to see how Food Angel would help the poor and hungry in Hong Kong. I also got to understand the social responsibility of the Mira Hotel in which they would donate the leftover food from the buffet to Food Angel. Also, I got to understand the detailed process of how Food Angel would collect the food from hotels and bakeries and how they would pass the food to those in need. I also got to ask Food Angel and the senior management of Mira Hotel many questions.
Also this week, I did a workshop with Helena. During the workshop, Helena and I not only taught our friends how to bake, but we also discussed and taught them about the hunger problems in Hong Kong as well as in the rest of the world.
I can’t believe that the exhibition is a month. Right now in my Exhibition, I am in the action stage, this is the stage where we go out of school and try to take action or we try to raise awareness. For my action, I am going to be doing a workshop where I am going to teach some of my friends how to bake but at the same time, I am also going to tell them about the hunger problems in Hong Kong. During this workshop, the people who come will get to learn about the hunger problems in Hong Kong. For example, did you know that Hong Kong 40,000 people cannot afford 3 meals a day? Also, did you know that over 1.3 million people in Hong Kong are living under the poverty line?
My other way to take action is to take action by making a website that I will be posting on the weekly. Here is the link to the website at the moment there are two posts up for you to read https://caitlynandhelena123.wixsite.com/website. On that website, you will be able to know more about the hunger problems in Hong Kong and you will get to know about what we are doing in school right now for the exhibition.
I chose to raise awareness in these ways because I feel like raising awareness in the CDNIS community is important because everyone in this school is all very lucky and we don’t have to worry about the same things as those people who live on the streets do.
Two weeks ago, we had to do an expert talk. Before the expert talk, I was a little nervous in the beginning because I didn’t know if I had enough research for my exhibition. I presented to 6 people, the first time I presented, I presented to Hailey from 6D. After presenting the first time, I got less nervous because I was starting to get the hang of presenting, I knew what I needed to say. Overall, I think I did okay and I got approved. My next steps are to plan the workshops with my cohort group.