On Tuesday the 10th of November, a large group of grade 5 and 6 students travelled with Mrs Naismith, Mr Pryor and Mrs Gardiner to Berwick College for a chance to experience two of their classes. We were split into two different groups; one group did a maths class and the other group participated in a sports class. I was in the sports group and we got to meet the sport teacher and see the school’s massive gym!
When we entered the Berwick College gym, I was amazed by how big it was; it must be 3 times bigger than the Berwick Lodge gym! Then the sport teacher introduced himself and explained what we were going to do in the class.
First, we played a game called ‘revenge ball’, which is similar to a game we play at our school. It was fun because I liked the rules more than our school’s version of the game.
Then, the sport teacher taught us a game called ‘war ball’, which is like like ‘bombardment’ but with different types of balls that have different uses. It was challenging to remember all of the rules, but after a while we seemed to get the hang of it.
At the end of the lesson, we thanked the teacher for having us and for teaching us two new games.
Everyone who attended on the day enjoyed meeting the sport/math teacher at Berwick College. The experience has made me feel a bit more comfortable and relaxed about going to high school, and now I am excited about orientation day!
Thank you to the 5/6 teachers for organising the great event.
By Sarah 6G.