Sunday, 7 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey Activity 1 Day 2 Week Four

Activity 1: Chasing Great
Over the past 17 years New Zealand has experienced a number of sporting highlights, perhaps none larger than the back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015. In both competitions our national rugby team, the All Blacks, was captained by a man named Richie McCaw. He is arguably one of the best rugby players of all time. A movie called Chasing Great was recently created to document his incredible rugby career.Please watch the trailer for Chasing Great and read about Richie McCaw online. On your blog tell us three things that you learned about Richie that you did not know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie? Here is my answer:

1. When Richie Mcaw was little he would always watch rugby from the TV he wouldn't get his eyes off the tv.
2. I didn't know that he was chasing his dream to be an All Black.
3. I never knew because other said that he was the greatest of all times.
I would really want to know who did he get inspired by to be a rugby star.


  1. Hi Mele
    Well done on completing this summer learning journey activity. I had no idea that there was a movie about Rich McCaw. If you could, would you watch 'Chasing Great'? Keep up the amazing work Mele.

  2. Mālō e lelei Mele,
    This is a great post because I can see that the facts you listed here are very authentically based on the information provided during the movie trailer.
    Furthermore, your question about what else would you like to know about him seems really relevant and genuine. I am sure that when he was a child and used to watch all these rugby games he most certainly has someone that inspires him. Well done Mele!

    Kia kaha,

  3. Hi Mele
    Great job on completing this activity, I like how you added in a picture of Richie Maccaw. I think most famous people all started with a dream and a will to get better at what they are passionate about.