Friday, November 25, 2011

Athletics Day!


“Yes its Athletics today” I said to my friends. On Wednesday the 23rd of November Pt.England had Their Athletics day for 2011. As soon as it started I knew that I wasn’t going to come anywhere in anything.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bivouac Making



Do you know what a Bivouac is? Well at came one of our activities were bivouac making, a bivouac is a little Hut made out of wood and twigs. The first thing we had to do was find a good spot to make one then build it, my team chose a spot close to the Abseiling so we could see what it was like.

My team had a strategy, it was that two people build and one person gets all of the supplies. The builders in my group was Darius and I and the Supplier was Patrick. As soon as we had finished we were relieved because we couldn't wait to kick back.

Our bivouac was a success but we didn’t test to see if it was water proof. When we were walking around we saw some other groups that had failed so we think our one would of too. Even though making bivouacs was hard work I still managed to help my team.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bombing Off The Pontoon Was Really Fun!




The first touch of water made me afraid of going to the Pontoon. I knew it was going to be freezing. I had no choice but to get in the water and get use to it. I was really desperate to get to that pontoon.

A couple more strokes and I knew I will get to the pontoon. As soon as I was there I climbed up the ladder and had a little rest before I took my first jump. The first jump I took was cool because I haven’t jumped off something like that in ages, I hit the water like a huge bomb.

“ Yay we are finally out of the water I said to the people around me”. Getting out of the water made me cold because the wind was blowing on me. When I got out of the water it was still cold even though I had my towel on, I couldn’t wait to get into some warm clothes.





Monday, November 21, 2011

Kayaking At Camp Bentzon






As soon as Erin told Mansion B that we were going for a 2km kayaking trip, I knew that it wasn’t going to be good for me. The first place we kayaked to was the pontoon, and when we arrived there we had to raft up. We practiced this because on some big ships people will not be able to see you in a little Kayak.

When we had nearly completed our trip we played a game called SWITCH THE KAYAKS. All Erin had to do was choose two people and those two people had to switch kayaks the first one to get into the other kayak wins. When Erin chose me I knew I was going to capsize but I still gave it my best shot.

After we played SWITCH THE KAYAKS we headed back to shore. But on the way there, I capsized out of my Kayak and I was very exhausted. Poor Erin had to tow me back to shore. Thankfully we arrived at shore.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Captain America



videoThis is Captain America. We have been learning about Outta Space and Romm 17 focused on Super Heroes from all around the world.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tennis

"Yay Tennis" I said to myself. Last week Room 17 just had their first Tennis lesson with a guy called Marcel, when I heard this was going to start I was exited. As soon as our lesson started I was ready to learn about Tennis.

The first thing we learned how to do was hold the racket properly, because you will have to know this before you play Tennis. When you hold the racket you have to make your hand into a V shape then put it on. I was struggling to hit the ball because I think I wasn't holding the racket properly. This was a weakness for me.

Straight after the Gripping stage we learned how to do the Forehand hit. Learning this hit was cool for me because, I would like how to know all of the strikes for Tennis. during the forehand part we were trying to keep the ball off the ground with the racket, to see who could get the highest score. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.

At the end of the session we played a game called King Ball. King Ball is just Tennis. Room 17 got split up into teams of 6, and played until Marcel blew his whistle. At the end of the game there could only be one winner and the winner for our group was Onosai. In the Middle of the Game I was on a winning streak until I lost to Darius, I was guttered.

At the end of the day I had enjoyed myself because it was fun to learn about Tennis. I wounder what we are doing on our next lesson, all I know is that it is going to be awesome.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ice Cream Comets

Do you know what Comets are? Room 17 and 16 have been learning about Comets and what they consist of, we made some for us to eat. If you don't know what Comets are I am going to tell you a bit about them.

Comets really consist of ice, rocks and it is also very dirty and dusty. If they get too close to the Sun a bit of rock will fall off it, this could cause a Meteorite. These Comets also have tails at the back or front of them that show the direction to the Sun.

Room 17 have made some Comets that you can eat. First we got a scoop of Ice cream and took it outside to get coated, with crushed Biscuits, Chocolate sprinkles and hundreds and thousands. The last thing we had to do was to put it on a cone and eat it. Finally the moment came and it was time to eat these delicious looking Comets. "Yum" I couldn't wait to demolish the whole thing.

At the end of all this chaos, there was a huge mess on the ground from the Coating. There was mess everywhere. It was on the ground, on peoples faces it was even on my hands and T-shirt. Even though there was lots of mess around, I still think this was a good experience for all of us.

When all the Comets were finish and all the mess was packed up, it was time to get ready to go home. I would recommend this for a family desert and hope my family and I make these one time.