Our very first activity was ball tiggy with our teacher Mrs Lagitupu. We had cones placed on the grass to mark the boundaries, and we were given coloured bands that represented what teams we were in. The aim was to throw the ball around to each member of your team and try to tag the people from the other team. But we weren’t allowed to run or throw the ball at the opponents but we had to pass it around with our team mates.. It was so funny and intense trying hard to get the people from the other team out. It was very challenging for my team.
The hooter went, so then we moved to the next activity. Ms Tito was the next one up. A long slingshot and different sized balls were spread out. As I went up, I aimed for my target which was the pink hoop. I had to try and get the ball to land inside the pink hoop so that I could earn 100 points for my class. The ball shot off and was rolling towards the pink hoop, everyone stood up and cheered until the ball slightly went over the side of the hoop. Ohhh! It was a near miss and at the end we had 10 points.
Again the hooter went. We walked to our next activity with Mr Harris. This activity was called the three legged race. We had a lace kind of thing and had to tie it around me and my partners (Kezia’s) legs and we had to carry a tennis ball on a spoon up to the cone and come back around. We were also timed. Moses and Casey were the fastest there and back. Me and Kezia were so hilarious and just giggled the whole way back.
For the last time the hooter went. We came over to where Mrs Nua was and had a bucket full of water, sponges inside and a empty bucket further back. We were in our groups and had to line up. We had to soak the sponge with water, pass it to the side to the next person behind us and the pass the sponge under our legs. We kept on repeating the pattern until we reach the bucket. When we reached the empty bucket, we had to squeeze out all the water and run to the front of the line.
Our group did not win but it was such a pleasure to be able to experience this day and I really enjoyed it. At the end I was soaking wet, and rushed to get changed ready for lunch time. Most of these activities included team work, where my team and strained to show. Anyways it was the most entertaining event I’ve had besides learning at school. Hopefully we would be able to do it again.