Friday, October 24, 2008

Totara Springs Camp

I was so nervous when we finally arrived at Totara Springs. It was a magnificent place to be.
Everyday we had some devotions and we learnt about God. I really liked it. We played a lot of fun games, one of my favourite games were Get Your Own Back (GYOB). It was a game where the kids had to catch the leaders and put some naughty things on them, like 2 month year old sausages and rice, ice, jelly and flour. I can tell you that it was very messy and stinky. Even if you had a shower you would have had to wash yourself very thoroughly, I know this because Ms Georgie Burt had a shower and she still smelt like sausages.
At camp it was my groups turn to go on the hyderslide. It was very nerve racking because I'd never been on a hyderslide in a very long time. I was so nervous that I had to go with somebody else. When it was my turn I dipped my feet into the water and it was warm (that was pretty good because I was actually pretty cold!) Anyway we finally went off and we went swam splashed and swirled around the slide. I almost thought that I was going to fall out but luckily I didn't. It was so RADICAL!!
I really want to go back to the place.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our Term 4 Topic
Well this term we have been studying a topic which is called "GO FOR GREEN". It is about saving the environment from all the littering, dumping and also the nasty landfills that are trashing all the rubbish into the ground and letting it decompose there. But this is not at all helping the environment because all it is doing is rotting in the ground and some of the things are toxic so it can provide a nasty thing in the ground called lechate and that is not a good thing at all. I think that in the future some people can do somethings to prevent and reduce these dreadful things that are occurring.
But anyway I really like our topic for this term and I would really really like to learn all about the 3R's which are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We can reduce smoke by trying not to burn so much and have cleaner burning factories and furnaces. We can reuse recyclable plastic bags, toys, containers and other stuff and that way we won't have to throw away that much stuff. Finally recycling, it is sort of the same as reuse so there's nothing to say really.