Thursday, 7 May 2015

Year 7/8 Amazing Race

This year Te Puna School was really lucky to be able to compete and have fun in the Amazing Race!
If you are wondering what the Amazing Race is, it is a problem solving and teamwork race run by Sport Bay of Plenty. This event was held at the Tauranga Historic Village, Wednesday 6th of May.

Our Te Puna School team consisted of 6 students: Thomas H, Manga, Ryan, Ella, Mete and me, Deija. We were up against many other teams from the wider BOP region.

The aim was to work together to find answers and decipher coded clues to reach each destination and complete our passport. Some of the puzzles included lollie and button guesses, learning sign language, taking interesting photos and really getting your brain working.
At the end of the day we guessed the exact number of lollies and got to keep them all, there was a whoping 85, leaving 14 each and of 2 for Mrs D. 

We managed to complete all the quests in our passport, and ran over the finish line before time was up. I had an AWESOME time and know everyother team member did too!

One thing we did realy well was to work together and trust our team members to do the right thing because all of my team members did. We are still waiting to hear from Sport BOP on where we placed. Fingers crossed!


In this race we were told to take a picture with the tractor and overalls provided. It turned out a hit!  Look at all the blank expressions on why this old tractor is not working.

This is the the word Te Puna in sign language. Could you learn every letter in sign language?

One of our most fun activities was the relay. We each had to do a different thing. Egg and spoon race, three legged race and the potato sack race.

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