On Wednesday, June 7th 2017 all the grade 6’s at my school went to Carleton University for a Recreation Day. It costed $40.00 per person, but the school payed half for us, so we only had to hand twenty dollars in. When we got there, we were put into groups. I was with
Our coaches’ names were Daria and Abdi.
We first went outside to learn how to play rugby. We started with a passes. You try to pass the ball with a spin, and it has to go the opposite way of the side your trying to get to. So technically backwards. I was partners with Adalia. It was pretty fun. We practiced kicks. There’s 2 types of kicks: One where you drop the ball, make it bounce once, then you kick it, and one where you just kick it. After a few practices, we played a game of 2 touch rugby. You get the ball by touching the person with the ball with 2 hands, and you try to get to your other side and touch the ground holding the ball (touchdown). The other team won, because they had all the athletic people. 😛
Our next sport was lacrosse. The Canadian sport. We practiced passing: From the side, above your head, and under-hand. Then, we learned the rules, and played. Again, I was on the team that lost, hoping next time, the teams would be divided way more fair, because the score was 1-5… It was my favorite sport so far.
After lacrosse, we went into the turf field with a white roof to play tchoukball. The rules are very simple; you have 2 teams, if the other team has the ball, the only way to interfere, is when they throw on the net, you have to catch it. If it bounces outside of the crease, it’s a point for that team, if it was caught, or it landed in the crease, it’s not point, and it’s the other team’s ball. This is a tchoukball net
So the teams were divided fairly this time, and my team won by a couple of points. It was super fun, and this was my favorite of all the sports!
After tchoukball, we had a lunch. Not the lunch that we brought, well we didn’t have to bring a lunch, because the lunch was included! It was a buffet-ish lunch. There was a main dish: tacos, and then there were chips, and other kinds of food for us to choose from. I had taco with just the beef in it, and I got some Cheetos and Sunchips. There was a machine where you take a cup, and you can choose whatever drink you like from it. It even gives ice, and has water, milk and every pop you can think of! I got some lemonade, and then I went to the dessert spot to get some great banana bread (it was so far the best I ever had) and a cupcake which I took the icing off because it didn’t really taste good, though other people seemed to love it. Then, they added jello to the dessert stand, and so I got a bit. It was lime flavored (green) and it was really soft. After, I went to get some ice cream! We could choose from vanilla, chocolate, cookies n’ creme, and strawberry. But the cookies n’ creme was out, so my next choice was chocolate. It was really refreshing to the fact that it’s almost summer. After an hour or so, the coaches told us to get into our groups. So I went to where my coaches were. We all got in line, they took quick attendance, then we went back to the field where we played tchoukball, to play field hockey. Field hockey isn’t really like hockey. The stick has one side that is curved, another side that is straight. The straight side is the only side that you can hit the ball with. Or else, it’s not following the rules. Since that it was most of our first time playing it, we were allowed to as long as it’s not on purpose. The teams were very fair, and it ended as a tie. At one point, the Daria added another ball into the field, so we were playing with two balls! It was really hard to know when you need to defend, and when you go up, but it was really fun. After the game, we sat in a circle and played a game. It was to wait until it was our time to go swimming! So the game was called ABC’s. Daria would call a letter, and you have to be the first to raise your hand, and say a movie which it’s name starts with that letter. What made it even better, was the it was boys against girls. >:) For the points, you get 1 each correct movie name. If it’s one of the favorite ones of Daria or Abdi, you get 2 points. If the movie’s name has 2 or more words and both of them start with the letter, you get 1 extra point. So like “Peter Pan” for the letter P. And since it was a favorite, you’d get 3 points in total. If it’s a series, you get plus 1 point every serie that is out. At the end, we lost 9 to 7 because Harry Potter got a lot. Then, everyone from Woodroffe headed to the change rooms to change into our bathing suits. Then, we all went to the pool. First, we all had to do a swim test. It was to swim about less than 50 meters. If you passed, you get a pink bracelet to go around your wrist, so they know you passed, if you didn’t pass, you have to stay in the shallow area. There’s a walkboard that you can’t swim under or go over to indicate the shallow or deep area. They also had a slide, a rope, and a tower that you can jump off of. Obviously there was a diving board. First, they opened the rope. Almost everyone went on it to have a try. I only went on it once, but it was still enough to know how it feels like. After a couple of minutes, they opened the slide and the diving board. I did a couple of turns on the diving board doing front flips, but mainly watching Laura a very good gymnast doing cool tricks off of it. Even the teacher was watching. The slide barely had a line-up. Sometimes there’d be a couple of people, but mostly no one was there, so I decided to go on it with April and Cherry. The line-up for the diving board was super long. Almost everybody was there. Some people were chilling in the pool talking, while others decided to do some activities. Later, the tower was opened. There were 3 levels, which we were allowed on the first two. I lined up for it, but at then end there was no time to jump. We just hung out in the pool, doing races which never ended because we all gave up. 😛 So we just swam a little, played in the wading pool. When our time in the pool was done, we rushed to get dressed to be there on the bus and at school in time. It was the best field trip ever! 😀