Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Cross Country

     Yesterday morning I was up early, trying to find everything. Suddenly I realised that the time was eight o'clock on the dot.
     When I arrived at school, all the Cross Country runners had all ready arrived. I couldn't wait until it was time to set off.
     Finally we were in the car, ready and on our way to the school (Paparimu) in which we had the Cross Country at. When we were at Paparimu School we set up our Gazebo.
     All the schools that competed had to gather and have an assembly. We then were showed all over the course where we had to run. As soon as we got back to the Gazebo, the year fives and sixes had their turn to run. I was screaming for all of my Ramarama School mates to do well. I had hoped that none of them would come last. When I saw the saw the competitors come up the soggy, moist mud, I then realised that I saw Sonny. I was yelling. He obviously heard me because he looked back, with a face so sour.
     It was soon my turn to run. I tried to sprint across the sharp rocks, but my feet wouldn't let me. The sharp rocks lasted most of the way on the course. When we came up the last hill, I was already tired. But I saw everyone from the Ramarama School Cross Country team. The last lap I tried to do the best I could. I ran past a lot of girls. As soon as I got back on the sharp rocks I slowed down. I felt my red, hot and sticky face pounding. At the end I now knew why Sonny had pulled such a sour face. Everyone was so noisy, and all I wanted peace and quiet.
    The day went fast, and I came twenty-sixth. I was so relieved I had finished the race.

By Sophie

School Speeches

For the last few weeks we have been doing speeches for the school speech competition. My speech was on Bacteria. Writing my speech was quite easy I searched through books, went on the internet and i ended up with pages and pages of information. I read it through and put it on to my speech but, it was too long so i had to cut it down. Once i did that I typed it up and set it out on to cue cards. Then i practiced and timed myself and my time was 2 minutes 47 seconds which is good. I practiced so much I actually knew it off by heart. Then the day came where I had to say the speech in front of the class. I was very nervous I did not like saying my speech in front of any body not even my mum! Well I did it and I think I did alright but i could of stopped moving around I think I have a habit of doing that. Also I kind of needed to slow down and speak a bit louder but I nearly got in to the semi final. Overall I think I did a great job and I sort of hope I get in next year because it seems very fun.

By Jaime