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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

There's Something in the Water by Jose

"Are we swimming today Mrs Dines?" This had to be the most frequently asked question at Saint Patrick's School during the third term. Having a portable pool definitely raised the enthusiasm of students and teachers. Not only were we learning to swim, but also water survival techniques. We found out too how important it was for the pool water to be tested to ensure that it was safe to swim in.

We discussed and wrote about the importance of learning to swim and presented these as persuasive writing on our blogs. We created Wordles to emphasise and give more detail to our blog posts and had fun creating animation movies for the first time on our netbooks.

Wordle
Correcting the water and chlorine balance took over a week. "Are we swimming today?" "Are we swimming today?" "Are we swimming today?" These questions haunted our teacher until finally it was all go!

Our movie for the film festival was inspired by our learning about the chemicals and daily testing that was carried out on the pool water. Sometime up to three times a day!

We wondered...could children shrink only to grow back to size all as a result of chemical imbalance in the water? Thanks to the support of Mr Major and Tamaki College, we were also able to include a realistic scene in the science lab to create our entertaining movie. Also a big thanks to Mrs Bullot for her support in production. The movie making team included Clarade, Angela B, Angel, Aaron, Kit, Jose, Ben, Reitz, Maxine, Vitor and Christopher.


Water from St Patrick's School on Vimeo.

Saint Patrick's students have also been reviewing film festival movies on their blogs. Do you agree with their recommendations?

47 comments:

  1. WELL DONE Saint Patrick's school, Im really impressed with the video keep up the great work!

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  2. Great work guys, keep it up St Patricks.

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  3. nice keep it up great work and good acting

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  4. Well done Room 7 and 8. I thought it was very professional.

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  5. Hi Room 8,
    We really enjoyed watching your movie about children shrinking. We thought that it was real. That swimming pool looks just like the pool that we have at our school too.
    Thanks for sharing that with us.

    From Room 9

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  6. hi my name is lorenzo and I go to pt england school. I really enjoyed you movie and I hope you make more great movie

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  7. Hi St Patrick's School,

    I liked how two people looked like real conscience people.I liked how use figured the problem about the pool.

    Great conscience people.

    Great job!

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  8. Hi St Patrick's school,


    I liked how two people looked like real conscience people. L liked how use figured the problem about the pool

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  9. COOL MOVIE, I really want to do it again next year.

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  10. Hey room 8,

    Love the movie. It was so creative and made me feel like a swim. I like the two people who looked conscience.

    Chelsea @ Pt England
    Room 18

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  11. Wow taht looks fun to do,
    Just jump on and have fun
    Keep it up

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  12. Hi Room 7&8
    That was a cool movie i really
    enjoyed it keep up the good work.From Sarai

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  13. HI ROOM 8 i liked your movie because you acted well and spoke in clear voices from brooklyn at ptengland school in room 11

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  14. Hi room 7&8 your movie it was really funny.

    From Lily-may &kaitlynne

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  15. Hi Room 8 i liked your movie because you spoke in a clear voice and acted well.

    From Kyan and Izac at Pt Englang school in romm 11

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  16. Hi Rm 7 and 8,
    I like your movie because you spoke in a clear voice and acted well.

    From:Tylah and Falefehi

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  17. Hi Room 7 and 8,

    I liked the way you used lots of detail in your movie.
    From Junior at Pt England School

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  18. Awesome movie Room 8! Your acting skills are very good, you speak clearly really well. You did very well at creating your own story, I really enjoyed it.
    Keep up the great work:-)

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  19. Hi room 7 and 8,

    I liked he way you used different costumers.
    You had very great actors.
    I loved how you used your creative.

    Keep up the good work.
    Please go on our which is call " Three words

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  20. Well done Saint Patric I am really impressed with you Film that you guys made about Something in the water. Yiu are talented people, You really spoke clearly and you did good keep the good work up I really enjoyed it.

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  21. I really like this I cant wait to see your new one

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    1. Hi room 7 and 8
      I Love the movie. you had good action it was fun because
      you had good costumes come and see three word on st pius
      blog

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  22. Hi room8 what a creative work you guys did and good Actions keep the good work up :)

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  23. Well done Room 8, what a great movie you have produced. I really enjoyed your story about the teacher poisoning the water. Imagine if a teacher really did that!!! they would definitely loose their job!
    Keep up the great movie making, I am looking forward to seeing your next film.

    Miss G
    Room 3
    St Pius X School

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  24. Well done Room 8 and congratulation to you guys and your teacher.I really like it and well done Saint Patrick,
    I think you guys might come and check Room 3
    blog from Saint Pius

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  25. Awesome Saint Patrick. I really love your Movie, it is so creative and funny. I am real impressed with your acting and speaking very clearly. Keep up the great work. Pre-harps you could come to our blog and comment on our Movie. From Sonya at Saint Pius X Catholic School, Glenn Inners Auckland:)

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  26. Hi I liked the way you guys creative the story and also good costumes. I hope you guys check our school blog. I am looking forward to seeing your next film. Keep it up.

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  27. Hi Saint Patrick's what an awesome Movie you have put together I like how you all talked clearly so that the ordinance could hear here is a question for you, how would you feel if you had to shrink to get yourself out of the water

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  28. Well done room 8 I really enjoy watching your film. Also you guys are good at acting. Keep it up guys...

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  29. Well done room 8, what a great movie that you guys have produced. It's was so cool and awesome, you guys have a amazing actors and it was so awesome and so well done and keep it up.

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  30. WOW Room 8 I really like your movie, it is so nice. I really like how you all spoke loudly so when people watch your movie, they know exactly what's happening. Keep up the hard work guys

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  31. Well done you guys all did a great job. Well done keep up the good work.

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  32. Well done St Patrick i really like your movie. It is cool and clever. Maybe you should look at Room 3's three words.

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  33. Hi I liked the way you guys speak out loud and it cool.That is a movie to watch on weekend I hope you guys are happy that everybody is comment to you guys.

    Folauhola
    Saint pius school.

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  34. Hey Room8 good actors keep up the work looking forward to wacth your other movie next year

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  35. Hi we all love watching your movies it was nice. Well done for
    working together as a time so keep it up.

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  36. Anita - Manaiakalani Education Trust16 November 2012 at 12:02

    Well done St Patricks, Your moving was interesting and funny. looking forward to seeing your next movie

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  37. This is a great movie Saint Patrick. You guys have good costumes. Keep up the great movie Saint Patrick.

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  38. Hi my name is Unique and I thought that your film was great and your costumes were cool

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  39. wow!! Saint Patrick's room 8, you students have done some amazing job. I really like this, I think its just like that t.v show CSI where you investigate the problem. I like it in the end how you guys solved it by putting a spy camera it was really awesome of you guys, well done keep up the great work can't wait to see more of your amazing films!

    Ili Lolaka

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  40. Fantastic job Rm 8! You guys are really good at making movies. You are welcome to use my lab at Tamaki College any time, and I look forward to seeing you in the future when you come for science lessons with me. I promise I don't shrink students! Good job!

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  41. That was so well produced and directed. Credit to all the actors and film crew. Well done St Pats! Keep up the good work. Malo Ben!

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  42. Morning Room 8, Congratulations on participating in your first film festival. Enjoyed the storyline of your movie and some clever scenes, especially liked the shot under the microscope. Check our Mr Majors's Blog too, you get a mention.

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  43. hi that movie is so cool and funny

    by Helen

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  44. hi that movie is so cool and funny

    by Helen

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  45. Hi
    This water film is great and fun it tells learners about swimming I think its great. You could improve on video quality but overall great.
    From Albert

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