Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sharks versus All Blacks

Today rugby world cup fever started at Manaia Kindergarten! It was a wet stormy day and in a fine break the children decided to play rugby. Of course good Kiwi rugby matches begin with the haka! The haka is a Maori traditional dance often performed before rugby matches. Our haka needs some developing but you can see that the strength of the dance is inspiring and we will learn the words - Keep following our blog as the season develops. We were impressed to see an understanding of the game developing in the children, some awesome ball handling skills, passing and tackling, and team collaboration are evident. The children knew how to keep themselves safe while using some of the tactics of a real rugby match. Enjoy our movie.


Anonymous said...

LOVE the Haka - WOW you would be scare the oppostion with your expressive voices:-) You are very fast runners and some great tackling skills too! Did the Sharks all the All Blacks win today?
PS Love how you check Dee has taken a movie at the end Luka - perhaps you will be on the Rugby Channel

Roger said...

The English Rugby team and "Les Bleus"(french team) will be getting really worried when they see how strong you boys are and how quickly you run!

Keep it up. You might play for the ALL BLACKS one day. Have fun.

Love Sue and Roger (Luca's grandma and grandad)

Mike said...

Wow there must be some Maori blood in there somewhere!
Go Luca!
Love Mum and Dad