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Te Uki Ou sports writing

Saturday 22 January 2011 | Published in Regional


This week we bring stories from Apii Te Uki Ou students and their favourite sports events from 2010. Writings were taken from the Apii Te Uki Ou 2010 Year Book. - MW

Round Raro Relay

During week 8 of term 3 the Round Raro Relay was held. Many different schools and groups competed in the relay. The race began in front of the Tipani rentals hut and went round the entire island. Our school competed with a team of 20 students. We had transport from Sue Fletcher, Richard Barltrop, Tua Pittman and Tamatoa Hosking. Lots of cheering and shouting helped our runners along, even cheering for other schools. Everyone was incredibly nervous and our legs trembled before we began our part of the race. It was an enjoyable afternoon for all.

By Sam & Josh

The Soccer Tournament

Te Uki Ou School joined forces with Imanuela Akatemia to compete in the inter school soccer tournament 2010, which was held at the CIFA grounds located in Matavera. We joined forces with Imanuela Akatemia so we would have enough players to compete in the inter school soccer tournament. We had lots of fun at the tournament but came about last placing overall. In our first game against Nukutere College we played as hard as we could but alas we faced utter defeat at the hands of the evil soccer team. It doesn’t matter if we didn’t win because everybody had fun and we played our hardest and that’s what makes our days shine.

By Josh and Mana

The Queen’s Baton!

The baton started at the BCI stadium where they had a ceremony, then started off around the island, playing drums and instruments on the back of a ute. People stood at the side of the road and had a turn at holding the queen’s baton. They would run behind the ute for about seven metres then pass it on (at Apii Te Uki Ou there were six students). The baton was colourful and very heavy, and everyone was excited because not many people are able to do this. The baton was carried around the island and then ended at the BCI stadium. Everyone was still so thrilled because everyone knew that they were lucky to do this.

By Lucy Barltrop