Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Soap Box Derby Race Day

It was a Sunday morning and we had our Soap Box Derby Race.It was held in Stone fields next to the Netball Courts.We had to race against 8 other schools. But there was some others there that weren't schools.The race all started at 9:30 am.

There was a Pit Crew team.The people in that team was Sela, Tanielu,Raven,Charm and I. The drivers were Cruz,Shontal,Tevita,Jacob and Nathaniel.Mauina was the only cheerleader that turned up. There were 4-5 cheerleaders that were boys but they never turned up.

Cruz was our first racer.He set of like a Cheetah.He was versing Sacred Heart school.They were coming a tie.We were waiting to see who won. Suddenly we heard over the loud speaker "That was a close race but Cruz just won".We were all happy.

When they brang our Derby back to our Pit Stop we weighed it for Shontal. She was our next racer.We took out some weights because she had to be 104 kg's or under. There were little weights and MASSIVE weights.We took out some little weights. When we had finished weighing we took the Derby into our Pit Stop. The Pit Crew did some polishing and we had a little rest.

When it was time for our next race we carried our Derby up to the start line.It was heavy for the boys because they had the back of the Derby.It had the MASSIVE weights at the back. Sela and I had the light side. When we were up at the start line we had to weigh it again. There were two weigh places. The one up next to the start line was the final check up. When we had finished weighing it we put it up on the ramp.

Shontal was ready to race.3,2 1 GO!said the man.Of Shontal went.It looked like a tie but when they were near the finish line they said we won.That was another win.It carried on until we had a fastest driver.

Jacob was our fastest driver so he was in the finals to see who was the best car that day.We versed Scared Heart again.At the end we lost.So they were the best car that day.We came runners up.So we won all our games except for one but we still made it to the semifinals in the north shore.

At the end of the day we had a prize giving.We got trophy's for the best PIT CREW,the best DESIGNED CAR,the FASTEST DRIVER and RUNNERS UP.

When I got home I was very EXHAUSTED!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Camp Aratika

I was so excited because our school camp was tomorrow.It starts on Wednesday the 18th of March and finishes on Friday the 20th of March.It was held at our school.We slept in tents out on our field.
We were put into six different groups. The names of the groups were The Thinkers,The Participators,The Responsible,The Care Crew,The True Crew and the Honest Crew.I was in the Thinkers.Mrs King was our team teacher. Rachael and Henry were our team leaders.
First thing we did on Wednesday was Skating.We went to Skate land in Panmure. There were to types of skates to choose from.I chose the Blades because I was used to riding them. When I had finish putting on my Blades I went out onto the rink.Some people were holding onto the side because they didn't know how to ride them.Te Rangimaria and I were just riding around in circles.I reckon Te Rangimaria,Jacob and I were the most confident people riding roller blades because the rest kept on falling over.
We played a few games like Limbo,Bull Rush,Red light Green Light and Races.The girls had a race and I won.When the boys had there race Zane won because Jacob fell over just near the end.When we were playing Limbo it was hard because it went lower and lower.When it went low as I nearly made it but it fell down.I don't know who was the champion of that game.When we were playing Red light,Green light it was hard because when the man said Green light we had to try to get across to the other end.But when he said Red light we had to stop.It was hard stopping on Rollerblades.Some people were cheating.They were holding onto the side.Also when we were playing bull rush another man and I were in the middle.It was hard to get Jacob because he was a very fast skater.The rest were easy peasy.Except for Zane and Raven.They were sort of hard.
As our group were leaving the Skate land a man at the counter gave me a little prize.It was a little butterfly.
When we arrived back to school I was VERY EXHAUSTED!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Extension Summary

  Hi!I am in the Year 5 & 6 Extension Group. 
  Yesterday on Tuesday the 3rd of March we had to do a summary of the favourite meal and desert of the people in the Extension Group. Most of the meals people liked were not healthy. Burger King was the top one that people mostly liked. Sub Way was the second favourite. I think last was Roast.I cant remember but I think 9-11 people like unhealthy food. There were 5 people that  liked healthy food.We were suppose to write another summary about our results that we got but it was too late.

From Destiney and Bobbi-Grace