Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Edu Amazing Race Demo

Two fantastic online teachers, Mr Will Chamberlain and Mr Craig Kemp have created an 'Edu Amazing Race' site and were looking for ideas. We thought that this was a great idea at school and we entrusted Kaiah and Brylee from Room One to take care of the details. They came up with a format, we didn't identify where we were in our video so their were some clues: the biggest geographic feature in our area, which is a Mountain (Mount Taranaki) which you can see clearly in the background of our video. A clue about rugby and also we are a country based school (we also thought that our accents would be a clue when we did the video and looked back at it afterwards). Because their idea is based on the amazing race we wanted to have a challenge that could easily be replicated by people watching the video so we came up with kicking a rugby ball from one end of the field to the other in under 2 minutes. The ball has to be caught on the full by the person that is catching and then the second person can run around and repeat the process. We weren't sure how hard this would be if someone didn't know how to catch a rugby ball, so we had to guess about the timing. This video was created, edited and produced by Kaiah and Brylee from Room One on Tuesday 28th October 2014.

Edu Amazing Race - Episode One from Myles Webb on Vimeo.


  1. The rugby field looks really long! Rugby is a great clue because it isn't played much in the United States. If my students were to do something similar they would pick a football (US football) or a soccer ball (football to most everyone else) for the game.

    Thanks so much for sharing your episode, it is a very fun to learn from students in other schools. Especially when those schools are on the other side of the world!

  2. Glad that you like it, the Girls did an amazing original job and really pleased with the effort that the Girls put together.

  3. Absolutely love the concept and content - how cool would it be if you have started something here .... Getting something along these lines from 1000's of cities and towns all over the world? What do you think William?
    Well done Auroa and Mr Webb - I am blown away - also very jealous and homesick with that beautiful scenery and amazing mountain in the background - I definitely have to come and visit your school!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Mr Kemp