Thursday, March 25, 2010

Team Spirit at the Camp concert

On the last night of camp we had a spectacular concert. Each team had to think of an item to perform in front of everyone. This is our item by Team Spirit.

Monday, March 22, 2010

An ExtraOrdinary Camp in 2010

When Wednesday had hit I was really excited because our school was having Senior Camp. All of us were put into groups. My group was called Team Spirit but I really wanted to be in the Considerators.
On the first day our activities were based at school. We did kayaking, toasting dampers and marshmallows on a fire and we went to the pools. Another activity was orienteering. The thing I liked about it was using a compass to find clues. Each clue gave us a letter and when finished it revealed a secret code. I think it was: Is it kind, Is it true, Is it necessary.
The next day was the best day that I had at camp. All our activities were based around different places in G.I. We went ten pin bowling, rock climbing and skating. At nighttime we had our concert and each team had to an item for it.
Finally the last day had come. We were all off to Swimarama. As soon as we got there, we had to race freestyle stroke. I came 4th. Me and Ahsin went on the hydroslide and the water was freezing cold.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Capture the flag

After play time we had to line up for Miss King to play a game called Capture the Flag. It is a tactical game with different roles. But first she had to precisely explained the rules for room 15 and room 14. We had to play at the bottom field.
She divided room 15 and room 14 into two teams.
Miss King put out the cones to play the game (after that) we had to get into our teams. Room 15 was red and room 14 was green.
Then the game began, everyone started charging at each team. I was sprinting as fast as I could then I heard lots of people start shouting. People were tagging. Each of us had to wait for a long time for the rescuers to come and save other people.

Finally we won five to one. Everybody started celebrating for our win. I felt awesome after that game it was exciting for the first time I had played it.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Darius plays Softball for Papatoetoe

Every Friday I always play softball and our team is called the Papatoetoe Highlanders. You may think it's the rugby team but we do not play rugby. I use to go to training on Mondays and Thursdays. But I have karate training on at the same time on Mondays and now winter sports have started so I'm training for rugby league too.
Anyway, the club I play for is called Papatoetoe Softball Club. I play for one of Under 10s team. But some people are eleven like Nathanial and I know because he comes to my school. I even play for the soft ball team at school too. Our tournament was on Wednesday 10th March and I'll post some footage of that soon.

The position that I love to play is pitcher. That's because you are closest to the ball if the batter hits it and you can pass the ball even faster to base 1 to get people out. Last Friday we were beaten by the other team I was so frustrated when the game was over. Here is some footage from my game.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Darius' Summer Vacation in Australia

Last year I went to Australia for the Summer Holidays. When I got to Australia I was really excited to see my dad and the others. On Wednesday I went to Movie World. I went on lots of rides with my cousin and my auntie. We went on the best rides ever. First we went on the Superman ride, Scooby Doo, Leathal Weapon and the Wild West Falls. After that I was bushed.

The next day I went to Water World. I didn’t like that world that much because it didn’t have that much rides and you had to wait for ages to get on one. Anyway at least it was sort of fun but the rides weren’t that bad. On this one ride called the Tornado, it looked really scary. But after I went on it, I felt amazing because it wasn’t as scary as I thought it was. However, afterwards I was really exhausted.

On Friday I went to Sea World with my aunt and uncle. When we got there I wanted to go on this ride called Jet Rescue but I couldn’t because it wasn’t working properly. There’s this like escalator luge thingy takes you over to the other side of Sea World. It was cool because you sit on top of the seats and you can see everything. I could see dolphins playing down below in the sea. Then we went on SEA VIPER when I went on it felt awesome because it goes really really fast. Then I went home drained of energey because of all of the rides.

These are photos were taken by Darius on his mobile phone.