Sunday, March 31, 2013

Athletics Day.


So a couple of weeks ago, Selwyn College had their athletics day, which was great. There were heaps of activities! There was the normal, high jump, long jump, shot put, relays. One of the things I loved the most was that the teachers were very encouraging and had said we HAD to participate in at least one event. It didn't have to be a serious one because you could choose out 3 fun activities, the three-legged race, backwards race and gumboot throw. .

Mostly everyone had their house shirts worn and many also applied face-paint, for their house of course. The whole school had been told to assemble in the ASB stadium and from there, we would get marked and then head off to our buses. We then arrived at Mt Smart where our day had been planned to be.

All the teams settled down on the bleachers and from then on the day begun. A teacher came up and told everyone where every event was held, so we would know where to go. It was pretty awesome, how we were allowed to just sit around and just chill with our friends. First all the serious events were held, shot put, high jump, long jump etc. Then later on when all that had finished, the fun events were held.

Since I'm not a very sporty person, I ended up doing the three-legged race with my friend. It was great fun, because there were heaps of people tripping, and I guess my partner and I hadn't really worked out how we were going to be running, so I ended up falling...... face first! It was awesome!

After that, there was the the backwards race and the gumboot throw, both were pretty hilarious to watch. Not long after those events had finished, it was time to go back to school. It was a great day and I had absolutely loved it, other than the time where I fell face first. Hopefully we have more events like this, this year.

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