Monday, May 22, 2017

Papatoetoe South`s Water Fun Day

On a overcast warm summer's day, the entire Papatoetoe South School held a fun water sports day. The event took place on Friday the 10th of March. This water sports day was for fun as well as team and class bonding. The junior team had their time in the first block, middle team had theirs in the second block and the senior team we finally had ours in the last block. It was so hard waiting the whole day and seeing the other teams having fun doing the water sports activities. This day was fun for the entire school, especially  for the teachers and teacher aides since they got to squirt us with water guns! How was that fair for the students, I ask you!
 First of all, we had to line up in our bright red P.E gear, since we were representing the red team. Room 21 and Room 18 were versing each other. We then had to sit on the wet field as it had been raining, but we didn't mind as we couldn't wait to have our teams water fun. We listened while the teachers told us the instructions to the games we were going to play. The first game we had fun with was sponge relay. I assumed that everyone thought the game will be fun from the look on their smiling faces. Everyone looked eager to play from the way our teacher had explained it. When we knew the instructions to the game, off we go zooming ahead to the bucket so we can get as much water from the sponge in the bucket as we can. At the end of that game everyone looked puffed out.

Next we had a lot of fun playing Rob the Nest. It was a really simple game, all you had to do was take little eggs out of nests but an obvious alternative was tennis balls and hula hoops instead. There was a bit of team rivalry since most of the teams were versing against their friends. Everyone was having fun even though they longed to have victory against the other teams. That game had everyone's heart running. Playing that game was really enjoyable for the whole team. 

After that fun and energetic game, it went to a whole other level of exciting fun. Thanks to the obstacle course which had a huge slippery water slide. This part of the day was the most wet and most exciting.  
FINALLY at the obstacle course with the WATER SLIDE!!!

Shikara about to go in, while Damien squirts us as we wait for our turn,
Good aim there Damien. 

Damien and Vavega chose not to go on the obstacle course with Joseph and squirted us with the water guns instead!!
Vavega and Joseph were squirting us on our way back to the start.
Julius about to land in the pool.

Brooklyn inside 
Shayaan on his way back.

Dylan and Shayaan at the bottom of the slide.

Ashiana and Shagun exiting the slide.

The water slide was the most favourite part of our Water Sports fun day. We all got really wet when we landed in the bottom but we didn't mind as we were having so much awesome fun together. Everybody enjoyed going on the obstacle course and we all wanted to play on it longer, but we had our next activity to do. We all got really wet when we landed in the bottom but we didn't mind as we were having so much awesome fun together.

 Navaeh going down the slide.
I think that people were having the best time of their life from the adrenaline on the obstacle course. My observation was that a lot of smaller people could slip through the course with ease.The look on people faces when they were slipping down the dirty slide was priceless. It was fun while it lasted. 
Kamren climbing up to the slide.
Liam sliding down on his way into the pool.

Nihinsa landing in the water. 
Banshveer and Krishita at the bottom of the slide.
The last activity of the day was the hurdle jump. we had to carry a cup of water and jump over hurdles and try not to spill any water so we could fill our bucket before room 18.
Zaafirah about to begin the hurdle jumps.
Ngakiri on her last hurdle.

It wasn't easy for Grace to keep the water in the cup when it had a hole in it.

Suhani is completing her last hurdle on the way to the bucket.

Julius is concentrating hard to not spill any water from his cup.

Shayaan is doing a great job balancing the cup and jumping the hurdles.

Here we are at the end of our schools water sports day; the Awesome Room 21!!! 

What a fantastic day the entire Papatoetoe South school had during Water Sports day. We had the best day getting wet together and trying to beat room 18 at Sponge relay, Rob the nest, Obstacle course/water slide and hurdle jumps. We weren't successful at winning, however we all had a great time together and had one of the best fun days of Term 1.