Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Amazing Race

“Ohhh The Amazing Race,” my group said in excitement as we were siting under the Marquee waiting to start our activty.Suddenly Mr Barks anounced,"Your first challange 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 amout 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 it 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 the sligshot 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 misile was to light to get any points.On my 3rd go I finally to get 100 points!”Yes” I said with joy.After a while it was time to play our next chalange.

We had a map of our school which had thing 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 dicied 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.Then come back and get our fire started.

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

I had some much fun playing the Amazing race.I hope we can have the activity again next year.

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