Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Film Festival

Her heart thudded erratically as her pulse raced rapidly, it was suddenly pitch black and the she stared at the hovering logo that loomed over the screen.

The quiet vibration of the seats turning into a sort of bed which made her feel like a princess. The Sylvia Park Extreme screen was where the Tamaki Cluster celebrated their film festival. The screen was so big you could just tip 6 buses till they were standing upright to measure the screen. Exhilaration rippled through Anita as the first movie was projected onto the screen.

As more and more movies came her excitement sharpened then faded as they passed. Room 6’s class presenters stumbled onto the stage as the crowd cheered continuously as they tried to concentrate and be heard through the deafening cheers that their fellow school members were doing. The emotion of nervousness subsided as the crowd quietened. Their confidence rose as they spoke the ending words.

The magnificent celebration ended noisily as all the schools departed from the theatre. St Pius X rode to school remembering what an amazing experience it was to spend the day out with the whole school.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Liturgy

The noise coming from the laptop sounded like someone was speaking but soon became a buzz as images popped up onto the screen.

The whole of St Pius X gathered in the hall to celebrate All Saints Day
Room 7 led the liturgy showing leadership to the rest of the school.

The mass didn't go as well as they wanted it to go because of technical difficulties.
To start the liturgy we did the sign of the cross as always and sang our school prayer. Rick was nervous as he stumbled on a sentence and went red.

His voice was shaky but he still read on.The celebration continued as more and more people read, the feeling of apology filled the hall as the readers stumbled on their readings.
The liturgy ended awkwardly as we were all eager to leave but the good thing is now we know that saints have an important role in our church.