Tuesday, 17 December 2019

SLJ Wk 1 Day 1 Act 3: Scaling New Heights

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Activity 3: Scaling New Heights [6 points]

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and his sherpa (guide), Tenzing Norgay, were the first people to reach the summit of Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

At the time, Edmund Hillary was an apiarist (beekeeper) from Auckland, New Zealand. During the summer he worked as a beekeeper, and during the winter, he climbed mountains. Becoming the first person to summit Everest was not easy. In fact, Edmund Hillary attempted (tried) to climb to the top of Mt Everest three times before he succeeded. He was determined to reach the top!

While this famous explorer and climber is mostly remembered for being the first person to reach the summit of Mt Everest, he has also made a huge impact on the world through his charity work. In 1960, Sir Edmund Hillary set up the Himalayan Trust to bring education, healthcare and safe drinking water to the people of Nepal - the country where Mt Everest is located.

For this activity, please select a charity that you are interested in. You may choose your own or use one from our list (below). Read about the charity.

List of Possible Charities:


Auckland City Mission

Air Rescue


On your blog, write a short explanation of what the charity does.

*Remember to attribute any images that you borrow from the internet or from other people.

*Please check out the Eye-Catching Blog Posts page for ideas!


  1. Hi Anamaria, this is Mrs Collins from Manaiakalani and I'll be commenting on blogs over term break. Well done on posting and participating in the SLJ this year. Why did you pick the OXFAM? Do you have an OXFAM charity shop near you at home? Keep blogging, and commenting on others, to increase your chance of winning one of the awesome prizes and to keep your learning up over the school break!

    1. Hi Mrs Collins, I picked the OXFAM organisation because I wanted to see how they help people from poverty and on my post they help them giving what they need. I don't think there's an OXFAM shop near by where I live but there is one that is at least 20 mins away from me. Thank you for commenting on my blog.

  2. Mōrena Anamaria,

    Your presentation looks great! I like the way you explained what OXFAM does. I can tell you understand that they take great action world-wide, particularly for people in need. What an amazing charity! What was the most interesting fact you read about OXFAM? Would love to know what you think :)

    Don't forget to attribute your images. This is when you say where you got your photos from. Here is the link if you don't know how.

    We give out full marks when you attribute your photos!

    Noho ora mai

    1. Hi Erica, I learnt that there is a lot of people who is in need and are struggling because of poverty but luckily OXFAM is trying to help many people and it's very pleasing of them. Thanks you for commenting on my blog & hoping to see more of your comments.