Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cross Country + Inter-School

“3, 2, 1, GO!" I jogged down the hill passing the other girls, and then I turned the corner. After turning the corner I had to run up the hill, boy that was tiring, but I wasn't puffed out yet! Now we went down a hill, through some trees and back in the bright yellow sun.

It was time to run up the big, tall hill. I jogged up the hill with sweat running down my face and a small painful stitch in my tummy. So far I was 4th.  Finally we got to go down the hill, Yay! Now we went back the way we came. Oh no! Another hill!

Before I knew it a girl passed me, oh how it would be a dream to come top 5. (I have never come top 5.)

I was back in the school grounds. Almost there! I was on the field still in 5th place. Then I decided that I could run fast enough to pass the two girls in front of me, and I did it! I was 3rd now. I hope I will stay in this position until the end! Oh, another hill, I jogged up quite slowly. Then I was close to the finish line. I jogged in the middle of the court, everyone was cheering, and...and... I made it! I was 3rd. my dream had come true! It was quite different this year because all the fast girls apart from one, didn’t come top 5! That was a change. Then it was all over. The intermediate I am going to next year you can choose to do cross country. Should I or should I not do it? Anyway I was so glad it was over. I had a great time then ever! (Because it was the first time I came third) I can’t wait until inter- school!


Even though it is the last day of term 2 and Inter-School was ages ago I'm still going to write about this fun and tiring event.

I sat in the car thinking of what inter-school was going to be like. When we got there I was so excited! ( The event was held at Long Bay Primary School) After we had a trial of the course the races began. When the 10/11 year old girls were up, my heart started to beat as fast as a cheetah running, I was so nervous.

"3, 2, 1, GO!" I sprinted as fast as I could. Through the muddy hill we went. Then around the cones, through the trees and up the hill. I sprinted down the hill as fast as I could, I was totally puffed out. Then it was time for the GINOURMOUS hill. I jogged up the hill with a big stitch in my tummy. Almost there! Down the hill we go, around the corner, and around the corner again, and I was back where I started. I ran around the field and... I made it! I was so proud of myself though I came 8th to last. I had a great day, and I got an ice block after school!

The Cross country

On Friday 25 May our school did the cross country. We had to dress up in our house colours my house colour is red. After morning tea we it was time to do the cross country. First 7 year olds, then 8 year olds, 9 year olds and finally my age group 10/11 year olds. We all lined up, people keep going over the start line because they were so eager. Then all of a sundder 3,2,1 GO!!. First down the steep hill. Then up a steep hill. I was just cruising along then suddenly 5 people passed me. I speed up as fast as I could I got passed them. I was really trying to beat my friend this year because when we do the practise I only beat him by like 10 metres. 500 metres to go i am beating him by 4 metres then suddenly he got a minor asthma attack I stopped went back walk a bit with him that didn't matter because I was beating the rest of the people by about 100 metres. I think I was coming about 8th at the time then he said "you can go on" So I did I got back I was not sure what I came but my friend Dylan came 1st ever since year 1 he has come 1st. I saw my friend come in he was alright he went home early. It was so fun. By Thomas

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tread Lightly Caravan

This Term we have been learning about Renewable Energy.That means stuff like Solar Power.Yesterday some people came to teach us about Renewable Energy.My favourite activity was when we got to go on a bicycle and try and power up appliances the lights were easy but the jug was so hard. Now I know how much energy it takes to power up a jug.
We also looked at stuff about the planet and pollution.
They told me that it takes 1 million years to break down a computer.
We played a game like snakes and ladders but with geckos. We had to answer questions about the planet I won in my group because of luck.We used a microscoe to look at nature it was so fun
 By Thomas