A Student's recount of Beach Education
It was the day that everyone had been waiting for. I walked into school that morning and one of my friends ran up to me. “Beach Ed was so much fun” she tells me and starts raving on about how much fun she had and how cool it was. I have to say she was spot on.
Friday the 21st of February was one of the most fun days of the year so far. We learnt so much that day about being Sunsmart, how to spot rips and even a way to save someone’s life. We had a quick tour of the club house area and a snack before we went down to the beach to complete some amazing activities. We warmed up with a few games of octopus and then my group hit the waves.
There was a rotation of three activities. The first one we did was my favourite. I paired up with my good friend and we each got a chance to try to rescue each other with a rescue tube. I went out to sea first and once far enough, I put up a hand. My friend came running through the waves to rescue me; she gave me the tube and locked it around me. It was now my turn and as I was running through the waves I felt like a real surf lifeguard trying to rescue someone. When we were back we did our second activity, Beach Flags, which is a real sport with competitions around the world. We had a couple rounds of that and then back in the water to do some boogie boarding and body surfing.
All in all I had a great day at Muriwai beach.
I. Dwivedi Rm5
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A Student's recount of Swimming Sports 2014
On Thursday 13th of February Waikowhai intermediate went to Mt Roskill Grammar School to compete against each other in a fun and interactive sport. I had been waiting for swimming sports since the holidays ended and school started. Swimming sports is about giving it a go and trying your best. When Mrs. Moir calls you up for your event you start to feel nervous and get butterflies in your tummy, and it gets worse when you step up on to the edge of the pool. Mr Ganda yells at the top of his voice, “take your marks, GO!” You dive in and start to race and all the butterflies go away. You are filled with a sensation to go fast and sprint as hard as you can to the other end of the pool. You can see your competition out the corner of your eye and that’s what pushes me to strive harder and win the race. I ended up getting my favourite coloured card, the red card with the number one on it.
S. Martin – Rm5