Chiara's Cool Coast

where the coast meets the sea of knowledge

May 24, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “Newspaper Hands”

My goal was to make people realize that there are people in the world who aren’t as lucky as us so we should be grateful for what we have.

The bell was always longed for but especially today, we were doing paper mȃché in art and I was so hungry. I haven’t had any food at home for weeks but today my friend gave me lunch. I couldn’t stand it anymore, I dashed through the hall and stuffed my mouth. “Running out of class,” The bully glanced me and violently curled his lip “Newspaper hands!” He spat. “I’m telling the principle you stole my lunch.”

“I didn’t!” I yell, food going everywhere.

“Ewww! You’re atrocious!” The bully ran off screaming with laughter. I cried for the last time at this school. It’s not my fault I was expelled.

May 17, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc “Life for someone like me…”

My goal was to write a narrative based around a true event (the first fleet of ships to Australia) to give people an idea of what it was like to be alive at that time.

 

Is it a land full of desert or a land full of rain forests? I don’t know! No-one ever told me what Botany Bay would be like, they only bellowed “7 years transportation!” and now they’re sending me to the other side of the whole wide world! I collapse onto the orange floor of the ship, ranting some more in my head: It’s disgusting here! I did nothing wrong! There could be crocodiles there to eat me! I try and go back to sleep but there is no doubt about the fact that I am caught within a monstrous storm, but that’s just life for someone like me.

May 17, 2017
by chiara2014
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BtN “How does the internet work?”

Red is Facts.

Blue is Insights.

Green is a question.

Black is a summary.

This BtN was explaining how the internet works and how its accessed by many countries. The internet is made of cables and these cables are about as thick as a can of soft drink. They’re either buried in shallow areas of the ocean or are under water up to 8-thousand metres deep. The wires carry fibre optic cables that allow internet data to travel from one place to another. The person who helped the internet become how it is today was Tim Berners-Lee. In 1989, he created a system used for sharing information on the internet which he named the World Wide Web. Today, around 3.2 billion people around the world use the internet. An insight I had was that the internet is made of lots of cables that connect countries to the sever. Two questions I have are in the past have sea creatures ever broken the internet cables before? And how do the fibre optic cables transport so much information? 

 

May 10, 2017
by chiara2014
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100 wc “…I just couldn’t eat something so…”

My goal is to write something that younger audiences will find funny and entertaining buy using the kind of concepts which those audiences can enjoy.

 

“I’m hungry mum!” I wait for a response probably like  breakfast was 4 seconds a go!  but the only thing I can hear is the sound of my stomach rumbling. I run towards the fridge but the only thing I see is Brussels sprouts! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! “I see you have found the food your little sister ate the rest of it. That’s what you get for teasing her. Go on, eat it!” My sister says in a weird voice.

“I just couldn’t eat something so yucky! Hang on… That’s not mum! MIA! I’m going to get you for this!” I yell just as lightning cracks from outside…

May 9, 2017
by chiara2014
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BtN “Fashion Waste”

Red is Facts.

Blue is Insights.

Green is a question.

Black is a summary.

This btn was about how Australians waste a lot of unwanted clothes by putting it in land fill. Three facts I learned were that Australians buy about 27 kilos worth of clothes each year. 85% of unwanted clothes end up in landfill. Clothes that are in landfill which are made of polyester can take about 200 years to turn to soil. An insight I had was People like to buy new clothes because of the season or trend. Two questions I have are I wonder how many people know it’s bad for the environment? And why is Australia the second biggest fabric consumer in the world?

 

May 3, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc #5 “The Mutant Blob of Fun”

My goal was to include something that people might relate to like have stuff fall on top of you when you open a cupboard!

 

“I’m bored, Abbey.” Complained Emma.

“Me too. I might see what I can find in the cupboard,” The cupboard door creaked as mountains of games and fun things to do came tumbling down on top of her but something caught her eye. That’s it, Slime! She thought. Abbey scrambled to the top of the pile and poked her head up for air. “What are you doing Emma?”

“Playing with the Mutant Blob of Fun.”

“But we’ve never had slime in the – ” Before Abbey could finish she suddenly realized there was slime EVERYWHERE! The slime dripped through the floor and ceiling above her, straight onto her head. “Yeah. Very funny Emma…”

 

May 3, 2017
by chiara2014
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BtN “Battle of the coral sea”

Red is Facts.

Blue is Insights.

Green is a question.

Black is a summary.

 

This video was about the battle of the coral sea and how Australia fought with the help of America against Japan. Three facts I learned were that in May 1942, hundreds of American troops joined Australia’s and went to sea to fight against Japan which is when the battle of the coral sea began. Japan’s plan was to take control over the whole Pacific region including Australia. The USA is more than 8000 miles or about 1300 km away from Australia. An insight I had was that many people believe the Battle of the Coral Sea saved Australia from invasion. Two questions I still have is Why did Japan want to take over Australia? And Why did america decide to help and get along well with Australia?

 

 

 

 

April 29, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc #4 “Me, Myself and I”

My goal was to have a 100 word challenge that continued from the previous one I did last week like a series.

My head was spinning around and around, weaker and weaker, dizzier and dizzier. “Make it stop!” I declared, “NOW!” Everyone looked at like me like stupid, useless, robotic clones of me! I punched the brick walls so hard I was certain I broke all my knuckles in four places. My hand hurt so much I didn’t realize there was a crack in the wall “How do I get out of this jail for of me!” They shrugged and smirked so I kept punching the wall but I couldn’t help thinking that having everyone the same as me is just annoying. (Except for the real me, I’m never annoying!).

April 25, 2017
by chiara2014
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BtN “World Happiness report”

Red is Facts.

Blue is Insights.

Green is a question.

Black is a summary.

 

This BtN was about he United Nations’ World happiness rank and how Norway came first. Three facts I learned were that the people of Norway eat more than 20 million frozen pizzas a year. Norway won the world’s happiest country and Australia came 9th. One insight I had was that lots of different things make different people happy. Two questions I had was why do Norwegians like frozen pizzas so much? And why is New Zealand more happy than us?

April 20, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc #3 “The Abyss with an End”

“I look what I made, don’t try it but it’s something incredible, truly spectacular! The one, the only-“

“Yeah, yeah it’s a wall you can walk through and come out the other end. It has NO USE!” I declared, sick of it. I stormed through the dumb wall, hoping to get a gasp from the crowd but my ears were filled. With my own scream. THUD. I fell on to a hard, cold, floor and I sulked some more. The silence was killing me, “Will someone say something, anyone?” I waited for my echo to come back to me but it didn’t. “Yes I will speak, me, myself and I.” 

My goal was to show one of my characters had a strong and important voice in the story to make it more interesting.

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