Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Inspiring teacher

I decided to type my home learning...

I honestly think the teachers i got this year are excellent teachers. Its so hard to choose to write about one. But... 
I nominate my tutor teacher Mrs Petero as the most inspiring teacher.

The reasons why:

First off she is my tutor teacher, shes kind, nice and funny . She does everything a normal tutor teacher does but does it in a fun but in an educational way. Shes a role model to us students and is always showing the 10 independent qualities.

Shes enthusiastic and is always happy. The best thing about my tutor teacher is supportive and helps you to achieve the best in you. She keeps us on track and is always checking up on us. Shes always encouraging us to try our best at everything and to give everything ago even though we may not be good at it.
Having a tutor teacher like her is possibly the best thing. She is different to other learning leaders and truly inspiring .She is not only inspirational but also one of the best teachers at Alfriston college.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


I honestly think at least one eating competition should be in the Olympics, I don't just mean those silly eating competitions where you have to eat a banana the fastest. I mean like a serious eating competition like for example the "Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest" which is held annually  on every July 4.

Some foods where they have competitions for;
hamburgers, hot dogs, pies, pizza and even whole turkeys.
Whole turkeys? Wow, imagine eating a whole turkey, I reckon I would be full for ages if I  attempted to eat a whole turkey especially in 15 minutes. I reckon if I did, i would feel traumatized about turkey eating and would never eat turkey again.

Personally I think an eating competition should be an Olympic sport as it is different and yes eating is a sport. It is also known as competitive eating or speed eating. And yes like any other sporting events people who join eating competitions train for the event to. Surprising right?
Some competitors in eating events train several months before the competitions in order to increase their stomach capacity and eating speeds. Stomach elasticity is usually considered the key to eating success.

Some ways competitors train is drinking a lot of water over a short period of time in order to stretch their stomach to the max. While others drinking up to 6 liters of water whilst eating low calorie foods such as vegetables. Others chew a whole lot of gum just to strengthen their jaw muscles.
I honestly think this process of training is dead scary, as many things could go wrong during your few months of training.

Competitions  last usually for about 8-15 minutes. A world record for most hot dogs eaten is 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. That's crazy. And in that time the competitors must eat as much food in front of them. Like any other sport there is also a commentator who to announce whats happening to entertain the audience. During professional matches there are also judges who weigh the contestants plates at the end to see who's eaten the most. The person with the least amount of food is the winner.

Wouldn't this sport be interesting? I certainly think so. I believe that the IOC should at least consider putting this sport up in the Olympics in the future. Although I don't think this sport will be ever considered due to its dangers and risks that could happen due to this sport.


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