Monday, May 23, 2011

Trip to Wellington

The ambassadors are presenting at a conference in Wellington. Butterflies were fluttering around my stomach when we were told. I felt excitement and nervousness all in one moment.

The annoying alarm went off in my ears. Usually mum has to wake me up but today was different. I opened my eyes and quickly got myself organised for the day. It didn’t take long before we were on the road. We arrived at school and some of the ambassadors were already there. Mr and Mrs Burt asked us to come in and get a Year 7/8 jacket to wear down in Wellington. Miss Garden and Rita went to collect our netbooks from the class. Then we were instructed to put our own netbooks into our bags to take with us. After a few minutes had passed, the last of the ambassadors arrived and it was just about time to go. Once we had everything ready and after a quick prayer, we all hopped in Mr and Mrs Burt’s cars and drove to the airport.

“Hold onto your boarding pass” Mrs Burt instructed “Or else you can’t get on the plane or into the Koru Club” she warned. “Okay” we all said. There were eight of us altogether four boys and four girls on our way to windy Wellington.


  1. Hi Darius,
    I'm very proud of you Son. You practiced your lines very hard before you flew down to Wellington. You all did an amazing job. I look forward to reading about what else you did. Maybe instead of writing it you could make it into a digital story?

    Love Mum

  2. Great to see your first report of the day on your blog Darius. You did a fantastic job and represented the school very well.

    I love the way you have used speech marks in this report. It highlights clearly to the reader who said what! I am very happy with the way you have quoted me here - it was indeed a warning that I gave about losing the boarding pass and not being able to access the Koru Lounge :)

    Looking forward to your next installment

    Mrs Burt