Christchurch Earthquake

Welcome to our blog site where students at the Royal Children's Hospital can follow our project. Our aim is to gain an understanding of the Christchurch earthquake and how it has affected the young people of Christchurch. Our hope is to fundraise money through our projects that will benefit those affected.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

July 28th Weekly update

Time sure fly’s when you are busy fundraising!!  We updated our money thermometer yesterday and realised that we hadn’t posted a blog for over 2 weeks!! Sorry about that, I guess we must have been too busy selling chocolates but can you believe in just 2 weeks we have raised over $200?!!!  Awesome job everyone!!

G is currently flat out working with other students on 3 East organising 2 quizzes to be held live on the in house hospital show called Macadamia. These will be held as another fundraising activity and will be aired next Tuesday and Wednesday, so he has given me a list of things to blog about :) Here goes....

Letters from Christchurch
We hope you are enjoying reading the little snippets of letters from Chisnallwood Intermediate School. The letters have attracted enormous interest from students, families and medical staff.  The Christchurch community sure have, and continue to, experience challenging times and we look so forward to the end of the project where we hope we can do something special and put some smiles of students faces.  If you would like to read some of the letters in full and you are in the hospital, visit the 3 East learning space or the 8th Floor where there are letters displayed on the walls.

Stories about the project

A few organisations outside the hospital have been interested in writing stories about our project and use of ipads.  This is fantastic exposure of the terrific work students are doing ans we lok forward to reading the published pieces.

Annual General Meeting

 The Trans Tasman project will also feature at our Annual General Meeting which is very exciting!     Students will be given the opportunity to help plan aspects of the display which is fabulous.


720 chocolate freddo frogs arrived just over 2 weeks ago and students, families and staff have been fantastic in supporting us. G has been running a tight ship on the 8th floor, ensuring no sneaky IOU’s occur. ‘No coin no chocolate’ is proving to be a very good policy!
 We have sold over 600 chocolates and are on our last 2 boxes now.  Students have requested to order another 10 boxes with a few different flavours. 

Help fill the Cracks wristbands

The wristbands arrived on Monday and they look amazing.  Check them out on the blog.  Wristbands are $2.00 each and can be purchased on the 3rd and 8th floor.  If you are on another ward and would like one please let your teacher know.

Help fill the cracks Pins

The metal pins with the fantastic project logo have not yet arrived.  They shouldn’t be too long now though  - We need to remember that the wonderful people from Ties  & Cuffs are donating the pins so it might take a little bit longer as we are not paying customers.

This is our fantastic design for the pins >

Hot off the press: - Live Macadamia Quizzes

Amazing news!!!   We met with Skates the Macadamia producer and they have welcomed a fundraising quiz to be help live!

Students and staff will come around next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with answer sheets and we will be asking in return for a donation towards out project appeal. For the older kids there will be an amazing prize of a ipod shuffle so we will asking for a gold coin donation for the answer sheet :)

The Prep – year 3 quiz will be on Tuesday at 2pm when the usual matchup is being played.   There will be 3 rounds, with the first person to call with all the correct answers after each round to win a prize.  There will also be lucky number spot prizes so you could be a winner just by playing!
The Grade 4+  quiz will be help on the couch Wednesday at 2pm.  There will be 4 rounds.  Answer sheets will be collected after the final round and taken back to the studio for marking.  The top 10 people with the most correct answers will go in the draw for the ipod shuffle.   There will also be runners up prizes and lucky number spot prizes for this quiz.   Prizes so far include movie tickets, zoo tickets, itunes cards, smiggle  products and much, much more.  It’s going to  be a great... 

Happy quiz planning everyone and as always, thanks heaps for all your hard work.

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