Tamaki Primary Students take Devonport...
Written by: Jennifer, Taylor & Chasity
Photography by: Kyla Hansell
Tamaki primary students boat across the Waitemata Harbour as they go on a trip to North Head.
On Wednesday 12th of March 2014 Room’s 1,4,6,8,9 travelled by bus and ferry across the Waitemata Harbour to Devonport on a trip to North Head. Still remaining at Devonport Park their teacher Ms. Kyla Hansell Instructed her students to line up, so they are ready for the long walk.
As they exit the park onto the local streets, Taylor a student from her class say’s “It’s pretty Tiring walking up this mountain, but then again it’s worth it because we’ll be able to have a long rest once we’re up there.” Jennifer replied “Its a great exercise it might be the first and last exercise I am going to have for the week.”
Students surround the cannon looking at information and also the historical sights. As themselves teachers direct students to pack up their lunches and to be ready for another Huge walk. Climbing up hills and walking down stairs a couple of Year 8 students carry younger students on their back, as they get tired. People from the community walk into night-like tunnels heading into others as they get towards the end.
Some students that attended the trip said that they wanted to go through the other tunnels but they weren’t allowed as the tunnels were noted “Blocked off!..”.
As you can see in this photograph, teachers had told the children to surround the cannon as they were going to take a photo of them. Teachers called out “3,2,1 TAMAKI!..” They shouted and cheered while posing.
As time passed by everyone carried on towards the entrance of North head, they then parted into their individual classes and headed towards the ferry drop off. Room 1,4,6,9 and some of room 7 headed on the ferry, ready for the big ride, room 8 had to wait until the next ferry came, which was understandable.
As they waited room 8 students said “We had a great time and we learnt so much! It was an amazing experience!”
A ferry was near by, the security man said that room 8 could aboard the boat. Room 8 students boarded the boat along with miss Kyla. The engine started, they knew they were off across the Waitemata Harbour.
Me and Jennifer (A friend of mine) worked on a newspaper report that we wrote ourselves. We wrote an article about the trip we had at North head.