Friday, June 15, 2012


On a sunny and blazing  Friday morning the St. Pius X Catholic School Seniors went on a trip to Howick Historical Village! I was so excited. Most kids wore olden day clothes. The bell rang and all the kids lined up. We all walked chatting about what would it be like? On one bus Room 6 and 5 and on the other was Room 3 and 7. I sat next to Siniva on the bus.
We finally got to Howick Historical Village, in Pakuranga. We walked into the entrance. It was like I was in the 1800s. A lady called Mrs White introduced herself and all the other ladies that were going to show us around.  We were going to Howick Historical Village because our Topic was Past Present and Future. All the ladies wore dresses that puffed out at the bottom. Our first activity was Parlour Games, but first we  had morning tea. I had morning tea with my friend Julia. After morning tea Room 6 went to play Parlour Games. We walked over to a big house.  The lady at the activity said in the olden days it was always ladies first so the girls went into the house first. We went into a big room which I think was a lounge. Our first game was we were split into 2 groups and lined up across the room facing each other, each group got given a string that was tied into a circle . Starting from the end you had to put the string over your body and then give it to the next person. The first group to have everybody have a turn wins! Our next game the lady gave each team a cotton ball, then put  it under your chin then the person next to you have to get the cotton ball with under their chin. Our last game was Squeak, Piggy, Squeak . Everybody sat in a circle, a person gets blindfolded and holds a cushion., the lady spins the person around then lets them go, then the person that was blindfolded goes and sits in front of another person  then the person that is sitting behind the person who is  blindfolded says “Squeak, Piggy, Squeak” then the person thats blindfolded guesses who said it. After playing games we were allowed to look around the house, first I went upstairs and had a look at the rooms then I went downstairs. We all lined up outside to get ready to go to the School House. WeSch all walked over to the School House, walking out of the School House was Mrs Mills she was going be our teacher at the School House. The girls went in first then the boys went in. Mrs Mills put us into our seats it was 2 people to a seat I sat next to my friend Deja. First we had to copy something off the chalkboard. I wrote on a slate there was ink too but I wrote on a slate. Next we had a spelling test. It was girls against boys, girls won! After going to the School House we went to build trolleys or some people call it Go Karts. Our teacher there was Mrs White. We were split into 4 groups. Everybody was working as a team except  Zheiyna and David just kept on arguing over who was going to do that and who was going to do that. Unfortunately we didn’t  finish out trolleys. When were making our trolleys it was going jiggly wiggly. After making our trolleys we had lunch. Again I had lunch with Julia. Next we took a tour.

Mrs Moodley split us up into 2 groups. I stayed with Rebecca. Rebecca was the lady that is in charge of taking us around in the Tour. First we looked around the village. Next we had to identify what didn’t belong in the 1800s. In the tent there was a toothpaste that didn’t belong in the 1800s. Awhile after we all met, back at the house we started, my group won! I really enjoyed the Tour. All the seniors met where we made our karts. We said Thank you to all the ladies. We all walked over to the two buses. In the bus I sat next to my friend Dawn. After awhile we got school all tired of walking around. It was great to see what life and schools were like in the olden days!

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