It was Monday 1st November 2010 at 5:30pm. We arrived at the school and went tearing into the hallway outside our library. Miss Samson was NOT happy with us because she was in the middle of a "whānau hui” about the hikoi to Rotorua she was taking some of the students on. We left our bags in the hall and then gapped it to the shop.
6:00pm we loaded ourselves and our luggage onto the vans. Mr Kopa-Katene and Mr Furivai drove us to Kelly Tarlton's, then they went back to school and picked up everyone else.
First up was Steve. He was in charge of us. He told us about the dos and don'ts at Kelly Tarlton's and then he talked to us about penguins.
Next stop, the NIWA Interactive room. We got to look at different animal skins up close with a microsope, get squeezed like we were being held by the tentacles of a squid and play fooseball.
What happened next? We got to feed the fish. I was the first up. The fish came for the food, I got a fright and dropped the fish food. Everyone laughed.
Kelly Tarlton's was really cool. The only thing I didn't enjoy was everyone staying up really late. We were all tired the next day. Miss Samson took us back to school and said we were going to continue with a normal classroom programme because of our behaviour.