Thursday, June 14, 2012

A interesting trip to the 1800’s

On a nice sunny day Saint Pius X senior students went on a trip to Howick Historical Village, to experience how life was in the 1800’s. When we walked down the hill we saw two buses waiting for all of the students to get in the bus, then we took off to Howick Historical village. As soon as we got there the frist thing we saw was the back of a house, then we got out of the bus and walked to the front of the house. We all saw 3 women dressed up like they were in the 1800’s. When we got there we had morning tea before we could get to our activity.

Room 6’s first activity was games - not just any kind of games but games from the 1800’s. A nice lady named Mrs Dodds showed room 6 the way to a house where we played the games. Then we got to the games we played a game with a rope, we had to put the rope over our neck and bring it down to our feet. Then we played another game where we had to play with a ball but we could not touch it with our hands it was very funny. My favourite game was squeaky pig squeaky because it was funny how the pig had to squeak.

After that we went to school, I was very afraid because I heard that if you do something wrong you are going to get a smack. A lady named Mrs Mills took us for the lesson Mrs Mills said “you do not talk unless I tell you to” At that point I got more scared. We went into the classroom and when we got inside the class the girls had to curtsy and the boys had to bowl when we said good morning. When we got into the class we saw the desks They were made out of wood and we were going to sit on them. We sat down and we had to listen to the teacher or else there would be consequences. The consequences were you get a smack on the hand and i did not want to get a smack. We had to write the same as the teacher so we started writing and some people wrote with their left hand, but in the 1800’s you were not allowed to write with your left hand. Mrs Mills was going to tie our left hand behind us. Next we had a spelling bee with boys vs girls. It was a lot of fun but at the end the grils had won.

Later on room 6 had to go to their other activity. It was to build a trolley. mrs White took us to a house and we were put into four groups as soon as we were settled down we had to build the trolley as fast as we can. My group started and we were the first one to finished the trolley. Mrs Moodle said that my group was one of the best working team.

When we finished we had lunch then room 6 had to go on a tour around Howick Historical village we were split into to two groups I was with mrs moodley there were a whole bunch of people with mrs Moodle, mrs Moodle said “sadly these are the people that can't manage their self” and so we went around Howick Historical Village we took photos it was a nice day for a trip.

It was a very very fun day for all of Saint Pius X senior students to experience how life was in the 1800’s.

This term we have been learning about the past, present and the future.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Last term we were learning about rubbish and how it effects our world.