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Poutasi, Samoa - Youth Group

Today we rushed to school to make the 8.30am flag raising at Saleilua Primary School. We were welcomed by many songs and a bunch of Year 2-3's singing the national anthem. After a prayer, we went and had a second breakfast that included many dishes of delicious food. Then throughout the day we went to the classrooms of Year 1-8 and taught a variety of subjects to the students. Jessica and I taught Year 3 how to draw fish, but many of them would just cling onto us and not let go. I have heard that many of the other students on this trip have been nearly crushed with a flurry of children fighting over whose hand gets held. Mr Murray and Year 8 students also started to hang up tarpaulins over the primary school’s windows, as they had no protection from the rain.

After school everyone slumped down on their beds, too tired to move, but once the teachers announced that we were going to the waterfall all of us were up and moving. When we got to the waterfall a team of students went looking for Thomas’s GoPro, which he lost a few days ago. Some people also went jumping off high rocks into the water, which most of us thought sounded very painful.

For dinner we went to a youth group gathering, where everyone was happy that there was fried chicken. The Kristin students also did our Sasa and the other members of the youth group taught us national Samoan dances, where everyone got involved. After dinner we accepted a gift and said our thanks.

By Lauren

Kristin School Poutasi

Kristin School Poutasi