Monday, 18 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week One Day One Bonus Activity: Waka Ama

Bonus Activity: Waka Ama
To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka. Instead of using their waka to transport them from one place to another, they sometimes use waka in special events and in sporting competitions such as Waka Ama. Both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat races.
Watch this short video of a Waka Ama race. On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day. Why or why not?


  1. Hi Saveu
    My name is Sarah and I go to Glen Innes School
    What wonderful work you have put in for this task.
    If you were in the Waka Ama what country would you represent?

  2. Hi Saveu,

    Ruby here from the Summer Learning Journey team! It's great to see that you've been working away on these activities. Well done!

    That's awesome that your family has been in Waka Ama races before! It would be a lot of fun and you would have "coaches" in your sister and cousin! Do they need to practice a lot before they compete in a race? What sorts of things do they need to do to practice?

    I wouldn't like to be in a Waka Ama race because I'm not very good at swimming and would be afraid of falling in!

    I look forward to reading more of your blog over the summer.