Friday, June 22, 2012

An informative and adventurous Trip into The Past

I was so excited on Friday the 18th of May because the whole of the senior syndicate went on our first school trip for this year. It was all of the Year 5’s to Year 8’s who went to Howick Historical Village. We went to Howick Historical Village according to what we are learning in our topic. And how did we get there, you might be wondering ... by bus. As all of us were on our way to our destination the children on the bus that I went on went CRAZY. I thought The wheels on the bus was for the juniors but it wasn’t, Leone happily sang “The wheels on the bus.” So then we sat and waited patiently until we got to our destination. We finally got there and we had a little bit to eat for morning tea. It was time to attend our first activity from the 1800’s. While we were there we were taken back to the 1800’s. Girls wore long dresses and skirts that were also down to their ankles and boys wore long pants and long sleeve shirts. People in the 1800’s dressed very fancy compared to people in nowadays. We went from activity to activity one after another until it was lunch time. Our first activity was playing par lour games from the past. Mrs Dods the lady in charge of the activity told us that the children in the 1800’s were grateful for what they got for their Christmas present.They got their Christmas present and it was a piece of rope they would be very creative and create a game. So then we played the game with the rope and then Mrs Dods taught us another game called “Squeak Piggy squeak.” with a pillow and a piece of blind fold. The games were all so fun and exciting I felt like staying there for the whole day, but then it was time to move on to our next activity.The games were amazing and creative. I know that I wouldn’t have the mind to think of games like the children in the 1800’s did. It was time for our next activity “The Schoolhouse.” Our teacher’s name was Mrs Mills and she was honestly strict. We weren’t even allowed to speak a single word until the teacher had asked us to. So then we got on with our work in dead silence, doing our handwriting saying Whatever you do, do it well. In the 1800’s the children never had books, only a Slate and another piece of slate or a piece paper and a ink pen called a nib. Afterwards we did a easy as spelling quiz. Dawn and Ezra were on fire, the spelling quiz went girl, boy, girl, boy until our time was up. Than our session was up. With learning about the schools in the 1800’s. Our time was up and we were up to our third activity Trolley making. Finally something so new to us - Trolley making. The teacher Mrs White split us into four groups. And as a group we had to put together a trolley, our groups had four in each and we all had fun. We were all screaming at each other saying “I want to do that, give me that.” Than we all made our trolleys and it was all put together. As we were doing that activity we all learnt how to work as a group, we had help from Viliami’s mum then she went and helped another group. We had to take parts off because we put them in the wrong places, but we didn't care cause it was so new to us. Our trolleys looked amazing and dazzling. Then it was Lunchtime and then after that will be our last but not least Scavenger Hunt. Wow that sounded incredible. I couldn’t wait until our last activity “Yay” this sounds fun I said to myself. We were all excited we were split into two groups one group goes with Mrs Moodley and the other goes with Mrs Logan. We all had to find the items that didn't belong in the houses from the 1800’s. We all had fun and we all tried our best but unfortunately we had finally finished and it was time to go home. So then we got our bags and lined up for our teachers. I hoped I could have lived in the 1800’s because the children activities were honestly fun. I never knew you could make games out of such little things, “I’m so grateful for how I’m living now because not everyone can get a life like people in nowadays.” I thought to myself. We finally got on the bus and happily traveled back to school grounds. Then Mrs Moodley suggested Sleeping Lions until we get back to school then we’ll get a chocolate fish. So then we got to school and the whole of room 6 got our chocolate fish. We tidied up our classroom and we all had a lovely and a exciting day out at Howick Historical Village. We had learnt so many things that we never knew, and it was so awesome.

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