Monday, June 04, 2007

Skype Call with Rob Waddell in Valencia

It was an excellent session soon to be podcasted! Lots of us came back to school at seven o'clock at night on Queen's Birthday holiday weekend Monday to talk with Rob Waddell, Olympic Gold Medallist and grinder on Emirates Team New Zealand yacht which has just one its third race in a row in the finals in our quest to challenge Alinghi and bring the America's Cup back to New Zealand.
Hugo talks to his good friend in Valencia.
Here we are just about to get started. The room soon filled with people.

Zoe did a great job of warming the audience up to the idea of Skyping to Valencia. Happy birthday Zoe for yesterday! Skype is an amazing tool for connecting people from all over the world.
Rob Waddell was a wonderful, warm, informative person to talk with and the children came through with interesting questions, unlike their teachers who suddenly lost the ability to talk sensibly when confronted with a TVNZ cameraman. I left the interview to the boss as he seemed to have things under control and my voice is all hoarse and scratchy from a cold.
Jackson gets interviewed by the camera person from TVNZ while Buzz chats with Janine. It's all go!
Mr B says his piece to the camera! What a cool experience. Thanks to everyone involved. The video will be on line soon.

Miss K


Mr Harrington said...

Well done we look forward to listening to your Skype Call.

Mr Harrington and Cefn Fforest

The Mccliskie's said...

What a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Cup racing. The earth feels quite small when Appleby school can skype Valencia!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed talking to rod

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