My experience of the Hokulea at Pt England Reserve.
On Wednesday we went to the Pt England Beach. They came in a boat and we all sang the Waiata song and we where all told to stand up.
The first thing I saw was lots of buses , students , parents and teachers. I can see the water following each other like they where marching left right left. They had some students from Pt England to say a few words.
There where over 2,000 students at the beach. The schools that attended there was Pt England , St Pius X Catholic School , St Patricks School , Tamaki Primary School , Tamaki College , Stonefield , Glen Brae and Te Kura. After we had the welcome speeches we had to go and shake hands with the crew of the Hokulea Kanu. They said “ to run and smack there hand as we run past them.”
The first school that went was Pt England. We waited so long it was like waiting for the bus to come. Second went St Patricks they went so fast it was like we did not even see them , Third went Stonefield they were a little faster , Fourth went St Pius us , Fifth Te Kura School , sixth Glen Brae , seventh went Panmure Bridge School , Eighth went Tamaki Primary and last was Tamaki College but they went for some reason.
After we all have went our school came to the field and waited for the bus and the others were getting ready to walk and we were getting ready to go on the bus. Then the bus driver told us that we can use two buses to go back to school so we went and got the others that were about to walk.
So we were all lucky to go on the bus back to school. We all got back to school at the same time. We were all exhausted and I was so tired I can not barely walk.