Friday, November 16, 2012

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Pt England along with other schools went to Sylvia Park to watch the films that
they have made. When we got into the Cinema I looked around at the people seated. As I continued up the stairs I managed to find an empty row of seats so me Toko, Matthew and Aidan walked along towards the end and waited patiently as the films began.

The lights dimmed and the introduction began. It informed us about what the Manaiakalani Film Festival is and what it means. After that finished Tamaki College presented us with a funny and hilarious movie about the One Direction Eastside Styles. Laughing, cheering and whistling was the sound after the movie finished, a sign of congrats from the crowd. Us Pt England School was up next and Toreka and Makerita presented us with a movie called Pick A Path. A movie made by the year seven and eight extension group. At first I didn’t get the point of the film but when I watched it again today I got it and I think that it had a good meaning to it.

After like heaps more films this exhilarating festival was over for us. The lights brightened and Pt England stood up and left the Cinema leaving Tamaki College to watch the rest of the films. We exited the mall and we rustled through the carpark trying to locate our classes. After reconnecting with my class we boarded the bus awaiting the journey back to school.

After having a good day out I think I liked the The Room 18 Test movie the best because it was funny and I liked the way they didn’t talk throughout the movie. The Manaiakalani Film Festival was cool and I liked it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Athletics Day

On Thursday the 8th of November Pt England School had our annual Athletics day. Getting ready for the day my legs start playing up and straight away I knew that it wasn't going away anytime soon. I was in Mrs Tele’as group and our first event was high jump. When we were lining up we had to line up on two sides.

I waited in the line to jump over the bar and then it quickly got to my turn. I ran up to the mat and leapt over with ease. Then as I lined up again the bar shot up high, and in my head I was thinking “aye that went up high straight away”. As I attempted to jump the bar a second time I luckily got over. But as I tried to do it again I failed with my last attempt following the same way.

Our 12.9+ team moved to the next event, the sprints. As we were told what to do we all lined up in a line with each boys and girls having two heats before the semi finals. “On your marks... set.... Bang!” was the last thing I heard as we sped off down the tracks. Running with a sore leg I looked to the left and was surprised to see that there were 2 people behind me. I finished the race and while limping off to the side I tried to not race again but I had to.

After that we did a couple more events. Before I knew it the day was over. In my head I was saying to myself “why did you run so much yesterday?” but even with sore legs I thought that the day was good and I still liked it.