What was Room 16’s teacher talking about with her class? What do you think some of the ideas were that are around
She was talking about there goals and ambitions, she was also telling the class about Paul Whatuira a sports person who knows all about working hard and achieving his goals.
Why did the class decide to write to Paul Whatuira, who is he? Find evidence from the text and do some of your own research.
The kids decided to write a letter to paul because Mrs Kneepkens use to be his teacher. Paul Whatuira is a sports person who knows all about working hard to achieve his aims. Paul whatuira is now playing for the NRL team Parramatta eels.
Why do you think the students of room 16 were speechless when they saw Paul?
Because they were all shocked when they saw Paul, Aimee’s heart pounded like a drum. Liufau mouth just dropped wide open and when Paul was standing in the classroom some of the kids were so amazed that they cried.
How would you have felt if you had seen a rugby player, who had specifically come to your school to see your class?
I would be so happy to see my favourite rugby player and I might have a chance to cry tears of joy.
What are some of the items that Paul had sent class 16? Why were these items so special?
He sent the class a Warriors jersey signed by all his teammates, and he gave everyone a poster. He even autographed hats and T-shirts, and one person brought along their Warrior duvet cover to be signed.
How is Paul a hero?
He’s got the same attitude now as he had at school. He is really competitive but also very kind.
Define what a hero is to you, do you have one?
My hero is my family because they have done everything for me.
Who are some heroes today? you need to do some of your own research and justify why these selected people are heroes.
Nelson Mandela - Nelson Mandela fought hard for equality and freedom
Martin Luther King - Martin luther king’s famous speech was “ I have had a dream”.
Why is the title of the text so important?
Because without a hero no one would be happy ever again.
Do you agree with the title of the text? Why/why not?I agree with this text because Paul is a very good hero to class 16.