Friday, March 2, 2012


It might not have been the best day for a Picnic, but it’s better to be outdoors on the last day of the week than indoors learning. Mr Burt clearly knew what would make our students Pt England school happy, especially starting the year off with some fun. Going to our school beach is common to us students. Unlike some of the new children and those younger than me, I’ve been enjoying days like this for the past 8 years.

Mr Burt set off with a pack of year 8’s following him, through the gates and into Pt England reserve we went. It didn’t take so long for us to arrive. Most of us year 8’s were panting, weezing, moaning and relieved we had finally reached the reserve. After listening to a moment of Mr Burt’s words of wisdom, prayer ad rules, we then rushed off to find the best spot to hang around for the day. I was planning to at least close my eyes.

“VIA! can you come and play for my team, we need one more player?” Thora (my friend) shouted across the field. I moaned lifting my head up with a frown on my face. “It’s just volleyball, what’s the worst that could happen?” Turns out, I wasn’t so bad at volley after all, I have some skills in me. All I had to do was serve the ball. I only had to work on my aiming as I hit a few heads which didn’t look nice from where I was standing.

After a moment of running around, it was time to eat. That sure did make me exhausted. I felt de-hydrated. As usual, when we eat, we all seemed to have something funny to share. This time, I wasn’t the one being a clown , it was my other friend Seini-Mino doing faces and saying things that nearly made me choke. I ended up eating a sandwich and a mandarin. Not long after that, it was time to finish the day off and leave our beautiful beach once again.

Before any students or teachers left, Mr Burt closed our wonderful day with a prayer. Leaving the reserve, I was thinking about how fun my day was. It didn’t go how it was planned in mind but I’m sure most of us had fun anyway. This may not have been the best picnic ever, but it certainly was one to remember.


  1. Hi Sylvia,
    I am pretty sure you had a fun time alright. Your day sounded so fun. I had fun to. I played volley probably a bit later than you did. I really love the way you have put out your writing. It is so well structured. I also like the way you have been using clever vocab. Weezing is really clever word.
    Anyway keep up the awesome writing.
    Yours Sincerely,

  2. Hi Sylvia,
    What a well written story about the picnic. I like all the humor and clever vocabulary you put in to your story.
    I can paint a pretty clear picture of how it was like for you at the picnic. Your piece of writing is well planned.
    Keep up the fantastic work!

    From Seini-Mino

  3. Hey nice writing Sylvia. I can hear in your words that you really enjoyed the picnic this year. How lucky we are to be able to stroll down the field and arrive at our beach just moments later!
    Keep up the great work and attitude Sylvia.

    Mrs Nua

  4. Hi Sylvia,
    It's great to read that you participated in Volleyball. Sounds like you had a fun time at your school picnic. I look forward to reading more of your updates :)
    God bless xox


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