Last Friday, There was a guest speaker that came to our school to talk about Natural Disasters he was called Graeme Still. The guest speaker used to be a police officer so that’s why he has been in a lot of dangerous disasters. He was talking about three main things Typhoon, fire, floods, landslides.
The first thing he talked about was Typhoon. In Graeme Still’s days their was no television or phones to tell the world a important message at once. So they used signs, They had different meanings some meant a very dangerous Typhoon, not so bad Typhoon, etc… . The signs are put on the top of some houses close to the ocean so boats can see, they are hanged up by a sting, but it won’t go up in till you pull the sting. For different levels of how strong the wind is they have to go to other houses to show the different levels of how strong the wind . Graeme Still had been on heavy typhoons like typhoon 10. One time the was a big typhoon and there was a taxi with elderly people in it, the taxi driver could not see the road properly because of the rain. Then the fell in to a big pool with lots of mud in it, so when the police came they only saw the light of the taxi. The police(Graeme Still and other police men) men had to go inside and take the passengers out, only the driver came out the passengers did not make it.
The second thing he talked about was Land Slides. Land slides is when a big part of a mountin or dirt falls and destroy the things below it. There was one Land slide that happened in Po Shan Road(HK), 1972. It happened at 7pm so nobody was prepared. When it happened it covered a 4 story house, knocked down lots of buildings, Now there are not much Land Slides because our drains are now better.
The last thing he talked about was about fires he told us two stories about him learning and helping to stop a fire. Once he was learning how to use a fire hose he flew straight back because he thought it was easy like how people do it in movies. Another movie was there was a fire in his building and he had to go out. Lastley he told us how dangouros fire was.
On that day I learned a lot more about natural disasters.
On Friday, 4B went to 1E to have Learning Buddies. This week instead of just playing we read a book , the book was called Little Oink. After a wonderful book me and my buddy went to the playground to play. When we were walking down, my buddy and my friends buddy were talking together, when we walked down we all played hide and seek .
Me and my friend went easy on them so we hid behind a tiny mountain, they found us really fast because they peeked. Another person came to join, it was my friend and her learning buddy. Later we played again, we keep losing because they keep peeking.
Later we had to go, so we said goodbye to our buddies.
On Thursday, 4B went on there first field trip to the HK History Museum. We were split into groups of 4 or 3, we were also with a parent helper.
In the Museum there was lots of interesting things like 400,000,000 years ago rocks, but we had to focus on the Opium War and Japanese Occupation Of HK. We also saw lots of animals and olden days stuff.
What I learnt from the Opium War is that Opium is a really really bad type of drug and it was between China and Britain. It started at 1839 to 1841, China also gave New Territories to the Britain.What I also learned about the Japanese Occupation of HK is at 1941 8 Dec it started and in Dec 18 Japanese troops landed in Quarry Bay. HK was not prepared for their air defence, so there air defence got destroyed. On the 25th of Dec 1941, In the afternoon HK Surrendered.
After all that we ate lunch, after lunch we went to the park. After the park we went to the Bus and went back to CDNIS.
The last few weeks 4B had 4 robotics classes, I have made 4 robotic projects so far. Some of my projects did not work successfully, but some worked successfully. The robots that we are programming are called m-bots, we had to program it and the other class fixed it. I felt excited and nervous because I maybe will miss something and I will get in trouble.
So far my best project is with my friend Eden, we both worked together and made a synchronised dancing robot. I was fun working together, but we did not finish because of some issues. Thank goodness we have another class for robotics so we can finish our project.
My first project was not too successful and a little boring because I did not add many codes and it did not work well. Well I only made it sing but not move. I tried to make it move but it did not work. I still tried my best!
What was challenging was that sometimes you forget things, like to turn on your robot, connect it the serial port and others. But the most challenging this to me was that when you forget to stop the robot from moving because then you have to disconnect from serial port and after it stops you have to do it again.
What went well was that me and Eden made a successful project and the teachers were impressed. I am also proud of never giving up even if I made a big mistake
I also learned to always try your best and even if you did not finish you did your best. Also I learned to make a synchronised dancing robot.