Trip to Terracotta Warriors
On Monday the whole school went on a trip to Te Papa. Each class was booked in at different times to see the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition. It was very busy in the exhibition as there is only two weeks left until the exhibition finishes. It was great to see the history and discover so much about life in ancient China. We also had a session with an educator from Te Papa and found out about how different groups of people “discovered” New Zealand and ended up living here. It was fun to learn about navigating by the stars and looking for clues such as birds and clouds on the way to Aotearoa. Thanks to all the parents who came with us on Monday to help supervise groups.
When I was at Te Papa we got to see the Terracotta Warriors. When we went in we saw a bunch of really cool stuff, the best one was the sword. It was amazing, there was a light right above it and the room was super dark so it looked very cool. When we got to the warriors I was astonished to see them. Oh and best of all the room had chairs! I know, I know, but we were standing for hours and hours so I was so thankful for the chairs. After the Terracotta Warriors we went to the Toi @rt section and it had a mirror thingy that quadruples things and it was cool. By Oscar
When we reached Te Papa I was starving as I had not had much breakfast. We went to drop our bags at the bag place. Then Laura (our education person from Te Papa) came over to see us. We walked up 2 flights of stairs and stood in a circle around the world map. We talked about what countries were in the Pacific Triangle. After that we went to see the Terracotta Warriors. They were in different shapes. We also saw some horses. I thought it was fascinating because they were delicate and interesting. Some of them looked powerful and were cracked. The soldiers were life sized. I recommend that all people go and see the exhibition because you will enjoy it. By Ashmi
I roared with laughter when Nico told me a joke. Fast forward to twenty minutes later– so there I am looking at the tiny gold blade rusted and broken. Suddenly it flashed and I was blinded for a moment. Then the light faded and I saw the knife in its original form not rusted or broken but fully made. I was imagining it. After what felt like days I got back to the present. Eventually I drifted over to the Terracotta Warriors and stared in amazement at the craftsmanship of the warriors. My favourite were the archers because I love archery. By JJ