Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Leilani Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey - Week 3 , Day 3 - Groovy Man !

Summer Learning Journey 


Week 3 , Day 3 - Groovy Man

Activity 1 - Ready To Roll

In the 1970s one of the most common television programmes was called ‘Ready to Roll.’ It was broadcast on Saturday afternoons and hosted by a man named Roger Gascoigne. During the show, Roger would introduce music videos and then play them for the TV audience. He also invited famous people to come onto the show and perform songs that were currently popular.  

Watch the following three clips that were shown on the Ready to Roll programme:

When you have finished, rank the clips in order from your most favourite (#1) to your least favourite (#3). Post your rankings on your blog.


My Rating -
#1 Ray Columbus And The Invaders
#2 New Zealand Underdogs
#3 Golden Harvest


Activity 2 - Bell Bottom Pants

Fashion in the 1970s was quite unique. Take a look at the pictures of a ‘typical’ 1970s outfit and tell us, on your blog, two things that you like about 1970s fashion and two things that you don’t like about the fashion of the day. I am not a huge fan of the patterned pants. What about you?


My Favourite things about clothes in 1970s

#1 I love how confident they are wearing crazy and colourful clothes.

#2 I love how they mix and match 

My things I don't like about the clothes in 1970s

# 1 I hate the bottom of the pants and how they go big

#2 I don't really like how there is too much patterns


Bonus activity - A Bilingual Schooling System

For much of the past century, schools in New Zealand taught students in only one language – English. In 1972, Ngā Tamatoa member, Mrs. Hana Jackson, submitted a petition to Parliament to ask the government to include the teaching of Te Reo Māori (the Māori language) and Māori culture in New Zealand schools. We still use petitions to this day when we want an organisation (e.g. a school) to make a change.

Think about your school. What is one thing that you would like change. Would you like to learn about different things? Maybe you think school should only be open 3 days a week?

On your blog, write a letter to your principal to try and convince him/her to make the change. Ensure that your letter is polite and respectful.




  1. Hey there Leilani, thanks for sharing your opinions about the fashion in the 1970s. It looks quite funny to look at now doesn't it? Especially the guy's pants on the far right!

    The men have funny haircuts too and all of their shirts are tucked in.
    It certainly has changed a lot since then.

    I feel as though the women look a bit more like they're from our generation compared with the men.

    What do you think?

    Thanks, Billy

  2. Hey Billy ,

    Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my SLJ. Yea that is quite funny how the man pant's look. I agree with you. Most clothing from then do kinda match with our's.

    Leilani :)