Camp In The Forest… – Dom


I hopped on Bus 2 throwing my luggage on the bus behind. We were going on camp! I was excited on the Bus, also bored but luckily, my friend Lynn Htet was sitting next to me and we made up funny raps about people eating lawn mowers and stuff like that.

It took about one and a half hours to get there but to me it felt about 5 hours! But we eventually did get there and drove up the dirt road past the soon to be used rope course and ‘leap of faith.’ When we pulled in the parking lot and collected our luggage we carelessly plonked our stuff down, keeping our backpacks with us.

We walked down the stairs and were told the camp rules and assigned our groups. Then, one by one, our groups assembled in the leadership centre where we ate lunch, which was burgers by the way. Anyway, I was sitting outside eating my delicious burger, which was made of a delicious patty, crunchy iceberg lettuce topped with a sticky, red tomato ketchup. Scrumptious. We heard music, which was meant to call us back to the leadership centre. We lined up in groups, and as we got assigned group leaders, I heard two birds fly past. As we walked  to our first activity  I overheard the other group behind us say- “They’re jumping off a telephone pole!” My first thought was- “Great, 10 out of 10 Dom, unlucky again.” Then we saw it, the leap of faith…

I was shocked, amazed, Roald Dahl would say: “Frogs wallop!” Yeah you get the point. It was high, VERY HIGH. TOO HIGH. Too high to handle. I thought I was going to vomit in amazement. And now it was MY TURN. As I walked nervously up to the harness, which, phew, was there, I thought, why did I return the permission slip, why? Anyway, I got slipped in, walked to the ladder, which was, unsafely, held up by only a skinny little pole and a person. I stepped up onto the first metal rung, then the second, then the third etc. I had made it, where to though you ask? Oh, ONLY THE FLAMIN’ TOP OF THE COURSE BABY! Plus, I stood up! The rest was an extremely scary blur. I jumped, that’s all I can say. I jumped. I landed. I felt good, really good. Next, I went down to pull off my harness. Then I swapped with someone and started belaying. It was tough, yet fun.

After that we had dinner, delicious. Then we went to bed, in our noisy little cabins, where we talked and talked and talked. About what? Our lives, our tiny lives.  I was placed in a cabin with Leo. H, Zach. D and Charles. D. I cannot believe I actually slept that night!

When I got up it was 6:30 and boy was I hyped! There was no point in getting back to sleep so I started to get up for the day. Clothes on, teeth brushed, hair brushed, play Gaga- wait you don’t usually play Gaga at 7:00 in the morning! Gaga is a game where you hit the ball at people below the waist to get them out. Once you get out you don’t get back in until the next round, so you just watch outside of the court. Gaga starts when somebody chucks the ball in the air, on the first bounce you say ‘Ga!’ the second bounce you say ‘Ga!’ and the last bounce you say ‘GO!’ and the game starts. I came third! Yay!

I loved camp! It was awesome!




1.If you add all my family ages it would make 107.


  1. My wrist is 13 cm.


3.My birthday is on the last day of term.


4.My shoe is size 4.


5.I am 8 years old.


  1. I will be in high school in 3 years.


7.I have 6 letters in my name.


  1. I will be the same age as my sister in 2 years. 


9.I was born in 2008.









The Water Expo-Nelson

Inquiry Expo

At the expo we made a presentation or a poster to show to the class. I made a presentation on my netbook. It was about water pollution.

Our class had to show our presentations first and there were lots of posts about water pollution. One of my favourites was nine pages long.

The Fete By Dom

The Fete

On fete day I ran to my dad, dumping the bag at his feet. I already had my wristband on and I also had my little brother’s with me.

As I ran to find Josh I wondered how I could keep track of time since my busking was at 5.27. Once I found Josh he started worrying too, he was worried about his mum coming late. He couldn’t get his money that way.

But eventually his mum came. We rushed to the ‘slushy’ stall. I had raspberry flavour and so did Josh. After that I got a diet coke because the coke had run out.

We rushed to the giant slide (The Cha-Cha was broken!) and as we got a mat, some people I saw were sneaking in without a mat. I slid down quite a few times, but on one go Josh accidentally hit me in the face while trying to hi-five me. I had a cut lip, but I forgave him when Conor told me what happened in the line for the flying chairs.

I was worried about my lip but eventually I stopped worrying and kept calm even when it was swelling.

Next I had my busking. My mum kept shouting at me but I could not hear her. She was yelling about my busking! I was late!!!

I rushed to the hall with ten milliseconds to spare! They were about to skip me! At least my Jokes were a success! A worker said they laughed at every one!

It was fun from then but also a bit weird when I had a souvlaki hot-dog. Before I went home I drank TWO cartons of juice! I reckon this year’s fete was the weirdest fete ever!