“Technology, PENN, morning tea….. Fun time?! What’s that?” I wondered to myself as I read through the schedule for the day. “Miss Misela, what’s happening at fun time?” I asked eagerly. “You will just have to find out when the time comes, all you need to know is you’re going to have fun!” She replied with a smile.
“Bliiiiiinnngg!!!!” The bell rang so I walked and sat down in the street ready for morning assembly. After the notices, Mrs Tele’a walked up to the front to talk more about the “Fun Time” that was to take place straight after morning tea. Most of the people around me agreed that it was probably a test since it was the beginning of testing week. We were surprised to find that it wasn’t a test after all, it was an amazing race! I was very excited and it was on my mind for most of the morning.
It was morning tea time and I was sitting inside talking and eating with my friends when suddenly, “Yay! We are all in the same group!” My friend Josephine exclaimed. I looked up to the whiteboard to find that she was right, all of my close friends in room three were in the same group for the amazing race. Things were looking up.
As I walked back to class, I thought about the race, “What are we actually going to do? Will the activities be fun?” Lots of questions were in my head but I just had to wait and find out. I arrived outside my classroom to see Mrs Tele’a waiting, “Ok team, you need to get changed into your P.E gear and head to the street so you can get your instructions and head off.” Room 3 followed her inside and were soon in the street ready to go.
The group that I was put into was called 3A and our first activity was brain bust which was in Room 1. My group all sat down at a table waiting for instructions. We didn’t have to wait that long before we were given our questions and told, “Go, you’ve got just under 9 minutes!” Everybody grabbed a piece of paper and read it, we were pretty surprised at the questions because they were indeed very challenging.
“What is an ancient invention that we use everyday to help us see through walls?” Jordenne read outloud. “Ummm, Windows!” Jennifer almost shouted, we agreed to give it a go so Jennifer took our answer to our teacher. It was correct! Unfortunately that was the only question we got right but we were happy with one.
Photo Booth was the next activity and yes it was all about taking creative and fun pictures. We were given props to use and we had to take 4-5 shots. A smiley one, a serious face, funny expression and the last one being creative, we could do whatever we wanted. It was really fun and I enjoyed that station a lot.
Our last two activities were Cookie Face and Pea Pipes. During cookie face, you had to get a cookie from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands. It was very funny to watch others move their face in unusual ways to succeed. I personally didn’t get it into my mouth but three others from my group did so I was happy with that.
Our last station was pea pipes, we had to pick up a pea with a straw and take the pea to next bowl which was about three metres away. It was quite challenging because it was pretty windy and peas kept falling off and making a mess. My group were very happy because we came 1st and got 100 points for our class!
The amazing race was finished so we headed back to the street for fitness. I really enjoyed the event because we got to spend time with our friends and classmates and support each other as well as compete with them. My favorite activity would have to be the photo booth because we had to try and be creative with our poses and facials. I also enjoyed that station because it was full with laughter. I would definitely want another amazing race to take place sometime soon!