Last night was the conclusion to our Smales Farm 21st Century Career Pathways programme. We had to attend a prize-giving ceremony at Westlake Boys High School in their flash new auditorium.
The white lady who was the Chairperson of the Smales Farm Technology Farm was the host, and man did she just talk and talk and talk all night! Anyway Mr Edmeades (past principal of Rutherford) as well as Mr Moore (current principal) was there, with Mr Edmeades giving a speech. It was so good hearing one of his speeches once again! I'm starting to miss him!
Each school was then called up alphabetically and then we had to clap as each single person received their certificate. With us being Rutherford, we were towards the end. While they were calling out the students of Rodney College, the lady called out
and we all thought they had gotten mixed up with OUR very own Amy! Shen called out to the lady
"SHE'S OVER HERE!"
pointing to Amy, who was sitting next to me. Everyone turned and looked at him, including..Mr Moore! Shock horror! Finally our school got called up to the stage. It was funny as the first few of us on stage was Alex, Daak, David, Amy and me. Everyone was so tall except for Amy and me! She made me feel a bit better about my height thanks Amy! After we all got our certificates they took a group photo of us on stage (like they did with each school) and we went back to our seats.
After that were the special awards! Alex and I made another bet. He was saying that no one from our school was going to get anything, while I was saying at least one person from our school would get a special award. It turns out there was an award for one student of each school who wrote the best report! Congrats to JOON who did the best report out of all the Rutherford students! Congratulations also to EMILY for one of the most humorous reports and JOSHUA for the best questions! (He wrote 12 questions when we were only supposed to do about 3 or 5!!!)
The white lady kept talking and talking and talking and talking...eventually it was 10pm (when the event had started at 6.45pm). There a disgruntled few. Shen was hungry, Amy and Sarena had an English assessment to prepare for the next day. Me...well I had to prepare for my Chinese speech on Saturday. We all just wanted to get out, or have some supper! Supper turned out to be just biscuits and a cup of tea though.
It finally ended and everyone left very quickly!