The Amazing Race by Ashleigh

“Ohhh The Amazing Race,” my group said in excitement as we were siting under the Marquee waiting to start our activity. Suddenly Mr Barks announced, "Your first challenge is to get into a group of 4 and make a sling shot out of a piece of wood shaped like a Y, some rubber and string. Also you will need to to make missile out of newspaper and masking tape.”  He then  went on to explain, “Once you finish making it you will have to go to where the buckets are and shoot for points. The further the bucket are the more points you get. If you hit the bucket you get the amount of points on the bucket, but if you get it into the bucket you get double the amount of points. Your time to make the sling shot starts now". 

It sounded like a slingshot was quite easy to make but when you tried, it really was quite a challenge. It took our group a couple of tries to make it but luckily we finally had success. Now we could shoot for points.
I have never really played with a sling shot so it was quite hard to hit the buckets. Also I found the missile was too light to get any points. On my 3rd go I finally got 100 points! "Yes!” I said with joy. After a while it was time to play our next challenge.
We had a map of our school which had things we had to collect to make a hobo stove. A hobo stove is a big empty can upside down on top of a fire. So then you can cook things on top of it.

Once again we had to get into a group of 4.We decided to split up and collect the things we needed. We had to search for signs saying Amazing Race. The places we went to were the office to get matches, all the way down to the reserve to get a bag of wood, the pools to get the fire starter, the trees and the bakery to get a egg. Finally we had to come back and get our    
                                                                          fire started.

It didn’t take long for the can to heat up so we put our egg on the can and watched it cook. It was exciting watching it. A couple of minutes later our egg was cooked. We had succeeded.


1 comment:

reremoanaroom132012 said...

Hello blogger,
I really like how you poached the eggs on the tin cans with the fire. I reckon it would be a pretty cool experiment to try. I like how your school has The "Amazing Race" I wish our school did that. If you visit our blog you might see some things that your school would like to try. Our blog address is www.reremoanaroom132012.blogspot.com
I hope to see some of your comments soon.
Caitlyn, Reremoana School (: