Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cross country - 27 August 2010

We have been practising for many weeks. Today is the day - finally - the big day. We lined up in our years. Room 1 went to the starting line. They raced one lap of the track. Then it was the year two's turn at the starting line. They raced one lap as well. Then it was year 3 boys at the starting line. They raced two laps. Finally, it was our turn - the year fours - we had great fun. We had to race two laps too. At the start we jogged. Getting towards the end we sprinted. It was so tiring at the end and we felt like we needed a big drink. Some of us felt like we were going to faint and we needed a big, big rest. Then it was the year five's turn. Some of us got first, second, third, fourth or fifth. If we got in the top five places you got a card and your name was recorded. Jacob said "I tried hard and I got first." What an amazing effort on your last day at our school Jacob. Then it was the year six. "I was really excited about this race" said Billy. The year sixes had to run two laps of the large track. Then it was the year seven and eights. Heaps of people had a lot of fun racing. I had fun watching everyone run. Lots of parents and grandparents came and watched. The crowd was cheering loudly. We felt sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo proud of ourselves at the end. Next week we are going to the Taieri Cross Country at Taieri Beach. I hope we have as much fun as we did today.
This is the first collaborative story we have written on the blog. We all wrote one sentence. I hope you enjoy our recount and our photos.