Friday, March 18, 2011


Yet another memorable time for the students of Point England, we have just finished our annual Year 7 & 8 camp. We had a lot of fun as groups and had a fantastic time!!!

I was a leader for one of the camp groups and my groups name was the Responsiblez. Overall my group came second at the end of camp. We were very delighted with the result and were rewarded with very satisfying prizes.

During camp we had some very interesting activities. We had activities such as kayaking, Australian Indigenous games with our Australian teacher (Mr Harris), a cool organization called “Rock Up” came along and gave us a really great time. But my favourite activity would have to be the activities we did with Mr.Barks. His activity was challenging and all about team building. It was cool to work as a team to do some very difficult tasks.

My highlight of camp was going to Swimarama on the last day of camp. The water was perfectly cold for a very hot day, and with the diving pool and the the hydro slide open, how could it not be a highlight !!!!

At Swimarama (the last day before we were allowed to have fun) our Senior school had to first do our school swimming sports. Moses who was also in my group was taking part in the 12 year old races while I was also taking part in the races. My first race was freestyle, I was confident I could complete the race but was not sure what placing I would get................

“12 Year Old Boys freestyle” announced Mrs Nua. I hopped in the pool. I yelled ‘AAAAAHHH” the water was freezing, and the chill of the water made me shiver. With my teeth shattering in the background Ms King Yelled out “ Ready,........Set!!.........GGGGOOOOO!!!!! We raced off down the lanes kicking our legs our hardest and our arms pushing through the water. It was one spectacular race!!! In the end of the race I finished second with “The Fish” Raven finishing in first place!!!

After the other races it was time for the final of the 12 yr old boys Freestyle. I had a better idea of where I thought I would finish after the first race. Once again I hopped in the water and it still felt cold! I waited for the words. I looked straight down my lane, focused wanting to get a spot in the next swimming tournament. “GET SET,......... GO!!!”! I pushed off the wall as hard as I could, racing down the lane, my heart ready to explode. HOW EXCITING!!!! I was in second place with Raven in 1st place. I held on to second place and had grabbed a spot in the Eastern Zone Swimming tournament, YEAH!!!

I was very happy and after that we all hopped in the pool and had a lot of fun. Everyone enjoyed the day, with the hydro slide and the diving pool being very popular during the day. It was yet another awesome camp that would certainly be remembered!!!!!!!!!


Miss Walker said...

Great post, camp sounded like so much fun. I especially like the way you wrote about swimming and how warm (haha) the water was.
Anyway I bet you all slept really well after camp finished.

Samantha Fleming said...

Hi Tanielu! My name is Samantha, and I am a student at the University of South Alabama in the United States. I really enjoyed reading about your camp experience! I can definitely tell that you had a blast! Congratulations on placing 2nd in the swimming tournament! That's an awesome accomplishment! I hope to read more about your accomplishments in the future. Nice to "meet" you!