Tuesday, 27 March 2018
It was one of the most fun days of my life. Jk it sucked we had to run a lap of the bike track in the rain but someone at the front let go so we had to run another lap we did it.
We did it after morning tea I went to make a new tiri chant I was lead singer.
BANG! CRASH! The heavy rain strikes me down. I look up and it’s an astonishing far way to go. I begin howling in the Tiritiri chant and soon my whole group joined in. We begin to sprint, zooming to the end. “Yes!” I scream with sweet, sweet relief then we start moving again. It all repeats, the rain, the chant, the sprint and the relief. I run faster than I have ever run before. Non-stop running.
I ate like it was a Thanksgiving feast. Soon after the rain cleared out. After the feast was done we all walked in, soon to spread out into four different bases to create out new chant.
We had just taught the young ones our new tiritiri chant. The competition had started. My small team of brave and exhilarated tiritiri soldiers. The Bravest were ready for anything.
Our goal was to capture the teacher. We went down a gluggy trench, so stressed. I'm drenched but attempt on last failed attack
Enjoy the text that captures how Nicholas from room 2 experienced the lockdown procedure! So glad we were only practising!!!
As I walked back to class, people went off course, then I heard it, the dreaded lockdown bell. The siren kept wailing as students developed fearful faces. All I could think was ‘Where is the sniper? Without the bangs and sounds of guns going off, we all made it to the resource room safely.
My stomach was in knots as I was moved to an awkward spot, a window! Time passed, students joked around and Mrs.Thrush read a book! I heard the door open, was it the sniper? No, it was Mrs.Southgate. She told us that the lockdown drill was over.
I guess I should’ve been delighted I didn’t die, but my heart was set on seeing the use of firearms. The next part was plain weird. Mrs.Crosbie told the school that we have to practice every term, so we can stay safe. She said that we all did really well by going to the nearest building.
I heard someone from Room 2 whisper, “we should have gone to the dentist trailer, because they have a variety of weapons.” What they didn’t think about was what if they were overdue for an appointment or they had to get a painful filling!
Lockdown reminded me of of all the most boring parts of video games. I guess I am glad that it wasn’t a real procedure or emergency?
By Nicholas Bennett
Monday, 26 March 2018
Georgie is an accomplished writer thanks to her resilience. Read both texts and be amazed how far she took her edited version!!
Yesterday was a house mufti day. The purpose of the day was for all the house teams to bond with your team members. The first thing we did was to get into groups. Mrs thrush split us into groups of ten. My group was mainly girls. We made up a chant. In the end all of Kawau came up with and awesome chant.
The next block we all lined up outside and ally he year 5’s and 6’s taught the 1’s 2’s 3’s and 4’s the chant. They picked it up really quickly. After that we played a big whole school game and went home.
The Amazing Race
Screaming that same phrase over and over. My breath quickly expelling out in short, sharp pants. The other sounds around us weakening. We have won the chant battle! Suddenly the sound of the bell pierced my ear. It was time for me to refresh my voice. Without warning I heard footsteps getting faster and faster. Then I heard a voice, a voice saying that the Motutapu flag was missing! I went from calm to excited. Excited that we could go on a mission, a mission to find the Motutapu flag. I transformed into one of those kids that were running around trying to find the flag. There was a sighting of the flag, but before we could grab it we were interrupted by the deafening sound of the school bell. We all sprinted back to our classroom.
We were all waiting until the monster marched in. She continually kept saying that yes she was late, but that doesn’t mean we have to act like headless chickens and be so irresponsible. The next minute the beep of the loudspeaker beeped and it stated we were all to go to the assembly courts. Everyone raced over and ended up playing an enormous game of find your house flag. My team found our flag and brought it back safely. Motuora found Motutapu flag, Tiri found their own flag and Motutapu found Motoras flag. We marched back over to the courts then the last bell of the day rang. We all lined up and went back to class. We all opened the classroom door and just plopped down on the floor in the air conditioned room. Me and Misha sprinted to our bags, then sprinted even faster to the bus. When we got on the buses engine roared and we knew it was time to go home.