Tuesday 23rd August 2011 started out like any other day with writing and reading at the beginning of the day but, instead of having maths after morning tea we played 'Silly Sports.'
The way these 'silly sports' worked were, the 4 intermediate classes were given a 'silly sport' to start out with. The 4 silly sports were ball tiggy-with Mrs Lagitupu, the giant slingshot-with Ms Tito, 3 legged race-with Mr Harris and a sponge race-with Mrs Nua. After a certain amount of time at a silly sport we rotated on to the next activity.
Ball tiggy was the first silly sport that we got. Before we started the game, Mrs Lagitupu split us up into 4 teams-green, yellow, red and blue. The aim of the game was to try and tag the opposition without running with the ball or throwing it at them. So to win the game, co-operation and good communication skills were needed. It seemed that at the end of that activity, my team was really good at those 2 things because we had won !
The giant slingshot was our next rotation. The aim of the game was pretty simple-try and shoot the ball out of the slingshot into a hula hoop. One hula hoop was pink and whoever shot the ball into that hoop earned 100 points for their class. Many people tried but failed at getting the ball into that pink hoop. That was, until Helen had her go. Some friends and I cheered "go Helen !" When she was ready, she fired. All eager to see where it was going to land, everyone sat up. It was rolling towards the pink hoop, “WOOHOO !” everyone was cheering. Suddenly the ball missed the hoop by a just few inches! We all sat back down and had a little laugh at how excited we all were. But not all was lost as someone managed to score us 10 points before we left to the next 'silly sport.'
We went on to Mr Harris who was taking a 3 legged race challenge. It was like a 3 legged race and a tennis ball race at the same time. We had to pair up with someone, tie one of our legs together and race to the other side and back without dropping the tennis ball. My partner Tia and I had our turn, and just when we were about to cross the finish line, I dropped the ball ! Tia started hitting me and shouted "SELA MAN, WE WERE RIGHT THERE !!" and we both dropped to the ground laughing our heads off.
Then we rotated on to or 4th and final activity. Again, we were spilt up into 4 teams and each 2 buckets, 1 full of water and a sponge and the other one empty. The aim of the game was to let the sponge absorb up as much water as it could in the full bucket, and pass it along to your team members (who would be in a line behind you) and squeeze it into the empty bucket. The team who's bucket had the most water in it won. The red won...twice!
That Tuesday was such an awesome experience. I would sure love to do it again!