Saturday, June 3, 2017

And BACK to Skateboarding!

 On the third week of Skateboarding our intrepid adventurers were definitely into mastering the skills to ride the boards. They are having a heap of fun and have been inspired to bring in boards from home to ride in the mornings before school.

Of course their teacher had to get in on the act as well. 'In my day' we didn't really have skateboards, rather we made trolleys ourselves and careered down hills with no brakes or helmets! These skateboards are smooth and quick and the inevitable happened; I fell off! Landed on the side of my left thigh very hard and still sport a large bruise 10 days later. I did however get back on last week and start to master cornering in both directions!

I have a much healthier appreciation for skateboarders and the effort and skill it takes to use a board. It is a heap of fun!  These video clips are the kids really just starting to learn, we will take more next week, because some students have moved on to tricks.

Lucky for us the weather has been good for most of our sessions and we can be outside on the courts rolling around. On our second lesson it was raining so we spent time breaking down a skateboard and putting it back together. This was really interesting as we learnt how important the different parts of the wheel bases were and what they did.


  1. Hi room 9 My name is Marwa from Waikowhai Primary School and I am 11 about the skate bored I am enjoying the photos and videos. I hope you guys get along with it and practice too you can come and check out my blog at

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  3. Hi my name is Lau from Saint Pius X and wow looks like loads of fun.

  4. Goodmorning Room 9,
    My name is Lusia and I am a year 8 student from St Pius X Catholic School.
    I love your writing and your pictures,very detailed! This is far the most entertained post I've commented! I like how you put a video of you guys skateboarding! Good on you for getting out of your comfort zone!

  5. Talofa Lava Room 9,
    LOVED watching the video clips of you skateboarding. How many of you saw poor Mrs Sands fall off? What a star she is getting back on and trying again, that is true persistence and a great risk taker:-) I am impressed that you got to pull the skateboard apart and put it back together again. How did you all go with that? Was it easy or hard? Did you have any pieces leftover at the end? Thanks for sharing your skateboarding skills.

  6. Malo Lelei,
    My name is Henrietta, and I go to saint Pius X Catholic school. I really enjoy your writing and also how you have used pictures its very interesting. I really love how you put videos to show how you guys were skateboarding.

    Well Done, Keep up the great work.

  7. Talofa Lava Room 9!
    This sounds like really fun! I really enjoyed your writing. It was Fantastic! Skateboarding sounded really fun!
    From Joseph from St Pius x Catholic School.

  8. Malo lelei
    My name is George from Saint Pius X school and that looks really fun and amazing. Keep the good work. :)

  9. Hi this is Abby from Te Waka Ako at waikowhai primary school.
    I was going thru the class blog and I found 8 comments and I wanted to say thank you.

  10. Hi it is isaac from yaldhurst school
    I was going thru the class blog and I found 8 comments and I wanted to say thank you bye