Inspiring stories- Perseverance

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  17 Jan 2018 |  15:52:32
Walt Disney As a young man, Walt Disney�was fired�from the Kansas City Star Newspaper because his boss thought he lacked creativity.�He�went on�to form an animation company called Laugh-O-Gram Films in 1921.�Using his natural salesmanship abilities, Disney was able to raise $15,000 for the company ($181,000 in 2008 dollars). However, he made a deal with a New York distributor, and when the distributor went out of business, Disney was forced to shut Laugh-O-Gram down.�He could barely pay his rent and even resorted to eating dog food.� Broke but not defeated, Disney spent his last few dollars on a train ticket to Hollywood.Unfortunately�his troubles�were not over.�In 1926, Disney created a cartoon character named Oswald the Rabbit.�When he attempted to negotiate a better deal with Universal Studios -- the cartoons distributor -- Disney discovered that Universal had secretly patented the Oswald character.�Universal then hired Disneys artists away from him, and continued the cartoon without Disneys input (and without paying him). As if that wasnt enough, Disney also struggled to release some of his now-classic films.�He was told Mickey Mouse would fail because the mouse would terrify women.�Distributors rejected�The Three Little Pigs, saying it needed more characters.�Pinocchio�was shut down during production and Disney had to rewrite the entire storyline.�Other films, like�Bambi,�Pollyanna�and�Fantasia, were misunderstood by audiences at the time of their release, only to become favorites later on. Disneys greatest example of perseverance�occurred�when he tried to make the book�Mary Poppins�into a film.�In 1944, at the suggestion of his daughter, Disney decided to adapt the Pamela Travers novel into a screenplay.However, Travers had absolutely no interest in selling�Mary Poppins�to Hollywood.�To win her over, Disney visited Travers at her England home repeatedly for the next 16 years.�After more than a decade-and-a-half of persuasion, Travers was overcome by Disneys charm and vision for the film, and finally gave him permission to bring�Mary Poppins�to the big screen.�The result is a timeless classic. In a fitting twist of fate, The Disney Company went on to purchase ABC in 1996.�At the time, ABC was owner of the Kansas City Star, meaning the newspaper that once fired Disney had become part of the empire he created.And all thanks to his creativity (and a lot of perseverance).


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Chapter 1 Videos from Matholia

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  17 Jan 2018 |  15:02:35
https://youtu.be/v7bB_VWGrT4 https://youtu.be/Lgz9TktHZ98 https://youtu.be/QcpW-N_zHWk https://youtu.be/LywVeXDdMgk


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Revision of Chapter 1

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  17 Jan 2018 |  14:54:38
Dear pupils, We've come to the end of chapter 1. Pls do your revision for the chapter by going to Koobits and trying the practice. Koobits Log-in ID: 16####* (16 followed by the last 4digits and letter of your BC) Password: same as log-in ID. ;) Ms Selena Ng


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Welcome to Primary 3 Benevolence!

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  05 Jan 2018 |  15:54:36

Welcome to Primary 3.  Mr Chay and I are the Form Teachers for 3 Benevolence. Hope this year will be an enriching year for all pupils.

This is a list of the subject teachers for the class:

English- Mr Hafiz

Math- Ms Selena Ng

Science - Mdm Haszia

Art and Craft - Miss Lai Lifei

Music - Mr Eric Lim

PE/HE - Ms Selena Ng

SS- Mdm Christina Wong

 

Love,

Ms Ng



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