Friday, 15 March 2019

Poly fest recount

Have you ever been to Polyfest? Do you know what Polyfest is? Well if you don’t you have come to the right place. Polyfest is a cultural performance performed by thousands and thousands of college students. Polyfest is normally held across New zealand, It is a three day event in auckland. It gives the college kids the chance to represent their culture and try to compete to see which group is better at showing their culture in many ways. Well now that you know what Polyfest is, I am going to tell you all about what we did at polyfest wednesday.

We got on the bus and we were on our way. It wasn’t a long ride but it was alright, when we arrived at polyfest we saw a lot of different schools and we had to wait in a long line full of school kids. When we got to the gate we received polyfest rest bands and they were important or else we couldn’t go into the premises. We got in and went straight to the niuean stage I recognised the niuean stage because My cousin performed on the stage for auckland girls grammar. Anyways, we sat down near the stage but no one was performing we had a meeting and then after the meeting we were Free!

The first thing that we did and the thing i loved was all the activities. Our first activity was flava the radio channel, with flava we got to learn some cool dance moves from professional dancers. Our second activity was with the fire safety people, they gave us some questions about how to be firewise and we had to answer them correctly. If all of our answers were correct we would go in to the draw to win a prize. Our next activity was with AUT (auckland university of technology) and we were making cool dance moves. After we danced with the AUT students we got a free gift from them. Our last activity was with the election people, We learned who does what. Like, what Jacinda Ardern does and what Phil Goff does. We learnt when your allowed to enroll to vote and when your allowed to vote.

I also loved polyfest because of all the free stuff we got. After most of the activities we got some free stuff, some of the stuff was because we asked for them. After the election place we got a free rest band, we also got sunglasses from the ministry of education for answering some questions, then we got a free Tee-shirt from radio samoa for showing off our cool dance moves and lastly we got a temporary moko and pacifica tattoo.

My favourite bit about polyfest was the Maori stage ( kapa haka). Why? Well Kapa haka is my culture and I love watching people perform their style of dancing and showing off their culture to many many people. We also saw a person from fresh on the kapa haka stage and she was one of the hosts. Also bethan (a fellow friend) won a prize from the hosts, They asked anyone for one maori word and she got picked to answer the question. Unfortunately I forgot the word that she said but fortunately she won the prize. I thought that was cool.

So after that exciting day we came home with a lot of free things and some great memories. Overall polyfest was an awesome experience and I would definitely recommend going to see polyfest and watching all the stages. 

Task description: this task was supposed to be a recount writing but I kind of forgot how to do a recount so I just did an explanation of what poly fest is and what we did on Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Naomi,

    I am so glad that you had such a wonderful experience! What was something that you learned from the day?