Sunday, August 25, 2013
“Take your marks... get set... GO”! This was Mr Burt’s signal to say we could leave the start line. I took off in a hurry. Last week on Thursday, Pt England school had our annual Cross Country event.
Before all the runs, Mr Burt said a prayer and the House Captains said their chants. I am the boy house leader for the colour red, but at our school we call the colour red Te Arawa. Myself and the other Te Arawa leader (Jay’Lee) tried to be the loudest which I think we were.
All the year 8’s had to do a 3.5km run. It was a tough challenge but I managed to finish the race. I knew it was going to be hard but I had done even further runs so it was ok. During the race I nearly slipped over a few times, because the wet and muddy surface was too hard to run on. I tried to keep up with some of my fitter mates but my legs were killing me so I stopped to have a breather. Next thing you know they were well ahead of me. I knew then that I was going to have trouble keeping up, but I tried my best.
As I was fastly approaching my second lap the whole school was cheering. That gave me the momentum to try and catch up to the others. My second lap wasn’t as difficult as my first lap, but the soggy mud I stepped into caused me to slow down. I could see it, It was in an arms reach. I was so determined to cross the decorated finish line. My friends that had already finished, were waiting like I was a special guest or something.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Apirana Taylor is a 58 year old man (born in 15/3/55) who is a writer, poet, storyteller, painter and actor. This man went to Te Aute College and then from there we went to Massey university. He must have learnt a lot in school and University because he is well known for his powerful poetry readings and magical story telling.
He has been working for many labouring jobs such as working on building sites, labouring and cleaning toilets. Apirana chose to work at these places,because he thought it would help him with what he wanted to write about. He has been invited to perform all over the country, and also visited Europe and India twice to perform.
This man has really developed in writing and storytelling and one day I wish to see him perform in front of me!
StoryLine Blogpost: http://www.storylines.org.nz/Profiles/Profiles+T-Z/Apirana+Taylor.html