Thursday, 18 August 2016

Olympic Ambassador, Aaron Orangi's Visit

We were very lucky to have Aaron Orangi, Olympic ambassador, as a guest speaker at St Mark's School. Aaron showed us New Zealand's Olympic flag. (He turned it around so it was right-way-up after this photo.)
 This is his speed suit. (Not very warm for bobsledding!)
 He explained how bobsledding shoes are designed to grip the ice.
 They have hundreds of tiny spikes under the front of the shoe.

Our Year-7s were keen to challenge Aaron in a handstand competition because he said he always won handstand competitions when he was younger. 

 Aaron still won!
Aaron answered lots of our questions. We learned what it's like to compete at the Olympics.  

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