|ME & my friendssssssss - FLAVA <3|
|This is the Election Workshop we visited!|
First we started off with our normal Team 5 routine then hoped on the bus. (We all were assigned to different groups with one adult helper) Once we got there we of course saw other schools and people so we had to remember the Pt England Way and who we represent! We had two polyfest guides who gave us a little introduction about polyfest and what we were going to be transitioning to next. Once we had our little brief introduction of what we were going to be doing we all walked together to our main meeting place which was the Niuean Stage. We sat down had a little snack and then started our adventure!
The 5 workshops we visited:
To kick off the day we visited many workshops around the area. 1st ~ Flava (A famous NZ radio station) held a great workshop where we just learnt a few dance moves from a great choreographer. This choreographer also invited us to visit a website where we can sign up for dance classes. 2nd ~ Being fire wise is something important that everyone should know about. That's why we visited the Fire station workshop to get a fresh understanding of how to be fire smart. 3rd ~ AUT (Auckland University of Technology) was one of many awesome workshops. The workshop was mostly about creating different steps and signature moves then create a beat to it and also a fun quiz about the things based around the workshop. SHOUT OUT TO CASSIDY MANS!
*after this we had a lunch break then headed onto the final two activities. I had pringles, pizza pie, fruit and water.
After a really delicious lunch we headed on to the next two workshops. 4th ~ This workshop took us all the ways back to Hawaii. A great man from Hawaii came all the way to New Zealand from Hawaii just to share their beautiful traditional dance and culture. We learned easy moves where we sway our hips side to side and the boys get down and bend their knees and more! 5th ~ Election NZ was a great workshop that gave us a little information about who owns what in Auckland, New Zealand. Basically what our current prime minister owns (Jacinda Adern) and what the mayor of Auckland owns (Phil Goff). We also learned about drinking ages which was very helpful information for all of us.
Highlights: My main highlight out of the whole day was getting free stuff! I had no money so I thought I was going to be stranded with my friends who actually have money and food. Luckily, I had an amazing parent helper/group (THANKS SAM!) and I got to get a delicious shake. We did a lot of searching for free stuff like fans, bracelets, glasses and more! My favourite free thing was a t-shirt from Radio Samoa. Me and my friend Makayla started busting some dance moves to their songs and they found our moves very impressive so they gave us free t-shirts and it was like $15 so I would call myself lucky.
Overall: Polyfest was an amazing experience and It made my entire week. I loved how everyone got to express their culture through dancing. What was also fun was all the fun activities/workshops. This is a very huge, great and amazing event and I hope to that we will continue this for many generations!