Thursday, 14 June 2018

Camp recount

Every year at Pt England School the Yr 8’s go off to a leadership camp to enjoy heaps of activities and leadership opportunities for 3 days. But this year we headed for Kauaeranga Christian camp in Thames.

The camp had activities that they would normally have at a camp but their were activities that you wouldn’t expect they would have like go karting rifles and even… Paintballing. Have you ever done paintballing before? I have and when I went paintballing the paintball felt like a bruise when it hit me because we were using guns. But this time we were using slingshots.

It was finally my groups turn Kauegrana A to go to paintball. When we got to paintball we were ready to start so our instructor Prince took us through on what we had to do. As we were about to start I had shivers down my spine. We got put in groups so then my team went to one end and the other group to the other end. Then all I heard was screaming it was from the other team trying to shoot at us but luckily we had cover from the tyers that were their.

I head the paintballs splashing onto the tyers, then I got my paintball put it in my slingshot and was ready to fire. But I hesitated for a second, then I got up and took the shot. I was looking on the side of the tyres and saw the other team firing at the team I was in then I slowly crept to the next tyers and was trying to aim for some of the people but it kept going over their head. After a few shots I could hear Prince saying ‘‘ it’s 2 on 2 ‘’. It was me and my friend and these 2 boys. I got up then I got shot it hurted not has bad as it would of if it was a gun, I wanted to give up but I felt sorry for my friend so I kept going.

Me and my friend rushed towards the 2 boys and got them out, we ended up being the winners. If we ever play paintball again i’m gonna wear thicker clothes so It don’t hurt as much.


  1. Kia ora Sheales!

    Year 8 Leadership camp seems like a long time ago! Paintball was definitely one of the activities that a lot of Year 8s enjoyed. Taking cover behind the tyres is a good strategy to avoid getting hit and covered in paint. Wearing thicker clothes makes sense too - atleast if you get shot with the paintball you will not feel it much through all the layers!

    I look forward to seeing more of your Literacy and Maths work on your blog in Term 3!

  2. Fakalofa Shea,

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading you re-call your Leadership Camp. Seems like you had fun, glad to see you didn't give up and built up the courage to help your friend.

    Keep up the good blog post.