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Yesterday afternoon Room 1 went into the tech centre to do a StJohn course.
We learnt about the DRSABCD. D stands for danger, R response,
S send for help, A airway, B breathing, C commence CPR and D, defibrillation.

The ASB St John lady(Catherine) taught us how to do the recovery position and
CPR on a unconscious person. We practised the recovery position on classmates
and CPR on dummies. Catherine had eight dummies that we practised CPR on.

To do CPR we had to do 30 pushes on their chest with clasped hands to a beat
of two pushes a second. You pushed one third of the humans body.
The dummies we used had a third squishy, so it was quite easy to push.
After doing 30 pushes, you give the human two breaths, mouth to mouth!
Then you go back to 30 pushes, and repeat the process.

To do mouth to mouth with dummies would have been gross and weird,
but we had a way around it. First we  wiped the mouth, inside of mouth,
nose, chin, cheeks and under chin of the dummy with wet wipes, and put
two sheets of breathing sheild over the lower part of the face.

Catherine showed us a defibrillation machine(defib for short).
She said that if you started CPR within two minutes of the patients collapse,
it had an 80 percent chance of saving the person’s life. It had instructions
you would go through and it gives the person an electric shot that wakes them up.

I learnt a lot about the recovery position and I learnt how to perform CPR.
The session was really good and it was fun too. It is really scary to think that
some people have accidents where they black out, and not just for a couple of seconds,
that they could actually die if no one was there to perform CPR and the recovery
position. I hope that I am never the person that has to perform CPR on an
unconscious person. I would be so freaked out! I thought the session was really good.

Me performing CPR pushes on a dummy.
My hands ached at the end of it!

Geometry DLO

Geometry DLO
By Rebekah
For pāngarau(maths) this past two weeks we have been doing work
around invariant properties. Invariant properties are objects that stay the
same shape or pattern, have the same angles but are enlarged.
For example I have a square. I whakakaitā(enlarge) it by two and I have
a bigger square made from four squares the size of the one I started with.
The square is the same shape, it still has 90° angles it just has bigger
area and a bigger perimeter.

We then had to look up quilt patterns on google,
chose a pattern and redraw it in our maths book.
We had to draw it in a 12cm by 12cm square.
Once we had drawn it in our books we had to enlarge it by
two on a piece of card. If you enlarge 12cm by 2 you have 24cm.
I drew a 24cm by 24cm square and enlarged the squares and
triangles before cutting them out and gluing them onto my piece of card.
Here is my quilt pattern:

After we had finished our quilt patterns we had to do a task around
traditional Tivaevae. Tivaevae is a traditional
Cook Island patchwork quilt made by the community or a group of people.
We had some questions to ask around tivaevae, and then
we had to rule a 12 tapawhā rite(square) by 10 tapawhā rite(square)
rectangle on special gridded paper. We had to have a border of
rua(two) squares. Once we had ruled our rectangle and border,
we had to draw a pattern that related to the Pacific Islands.
We had to use translation, rotation and reflection in our tivaevae.
I used translation and reflection/karaehe(mirror). Here is my work:


Translation in the  environment.

I thought the quilt activity and the tivaevae were really fun ways
to learn enlargement and reduce.
 It was really fun to learn geometry while doing fun activities.