Monday, 13 January 2020

Zaria-SLJ-#Day 4 (Individual Pursuits)

Week 1: Physical Limits
Day 4: Individual Pursuits

Welcome to the fourth day of the summer learning journey. I can't wait to continue learning about more about amazing sports people and how they got to where they are today. Let's start!

Activity 1: Making a Racket

For this task we had share 3 things we learnt about Serena and Venus Williams. We were given 2 videos to watch so the facts came from the video. We also had to name one things we still wanted to learn.

There are many great tennis players, like Billie Jean King, Venus Williams and Serena Williams. They have worked hard to ensure that women are payed the same amount of money as male tennis players.

Billie Jean King, competed against many skilled male tennis players. She beat Bobby Riggs in 1973, and prove that women we just as good and probably better, tennis player as men.

1. There was a tennis competition that promoted 8 of the best tennis players in the world. Serena played in this competition and came 1st while Venus Williams came 5th.

2. Venus and Serena, are 2 good tennis player that enjoy playing the game but find it unfair that Male and Female tennis players get different pay. They both see tennis as careers and the fact that female and male tennis players have to get different pay.

3. Serena has made around 80 million dollars with her career in tennis. 

-  Why is there a difference between female and male tennis players, when they both play the same game by the same rules.

Activity 2: What's In A Name?

For this task we had to imagine we were allowed to change our name. We had to share on our blog what we would change it too and why we would change it too that name.

Muhammad Ali is up there among many other of the greatest boxers in the world. He started his career and training at age 12. After that he went on to become the World Champion. Muhammad Ali is originally, an African American. He was born with the name Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. But he changed his name to Muhammad Ali when he became a Muslim.

If I could change my name I would change it too Roselina. Roselina is a very beautiful name even if the meaning is 'gentle horse' in Latin, there is also a Latin flower called Rosa. This name is quite common unlike my real name, and also quite old.

I also want the name Roselina as it is beautiful and my name is Zaria, which is a nice name, but I often get called Zara, as it is so similar. If my name is Roselina, I will probably get called things like Rose Rosa or Lina, and I'm happier with that.

Activity 3: Worth Her Weight In Gold
For the last task we had to create a travel for any country of our choice. The poster had to include tips and things to do in the country we have chosen. We then had to share our poster on our blog.

Dame Valerie Adams is an well known shot put champion from New Zealand. She won many medals at the Olympics in 2016 and has Won the World Championships 4 times.

She is also a proud Tongan New Zealander. New Zealand has a mixture in people, including Tongans.  Tonga is located between Fiji, Samoa and Niue it is a group of 169 islands in the Pacific Ocean.

That concludes the second to last day of the first week. I had fun and can't wait to finished this week. We have learnt heaps already and I can't wait to continue!


  1. Wow Zaria - great collective blog posts again. Did you see Serena play in the ASB singles and doubles finals yesterday? She won the singles but not the doubles and the she donated all of her prize money to the Australian bushfire disaster...

    Keep blogging and commenting!

  2. Kia ora Zaria,

    I really like your question you ask at the end of your Serena and Venus Williams post. Why do you think there is a difference in pay when it is the same game and same rules?

    I liked the way you thought about this activity. It's interesting imagining a different name right?! I think both Zaria and Roselina are great names. I'm sorry people mispronounce your name as Zara when it should be pronounced as Zaria. Sometimes people just need reminding, because I'm sure no one would ever want to mispronounce your name! :)

    When I think about changing my name I can't think of anything... mainly because I can't imagine getting used to a whole NEW name. Imagine someone calling out your name and you don't realise they are talking to you.

    Do you think people should be able to change their name if they want to at any time? Or do you think we should keep our given names! Tough question, but curious to know what you think! :)

    Nga mihi

  3. Kia ora Zaria

    I hope that you're enjoying your summer holidays? I'm just checking in to remind you that the Summer Learning Journey is still underway and that you're still able to participate - we miss hearing from you!

    Here's the link to get you started:

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

    Ngā mihi