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Prickles in Paeroa, North Island NEW ZEALAND
at Hikutaia School
November 10- November 30, 1998
Prickles' Big Day Out Hi Mrs.
Today Prickles had
a wonderful day out with all the children from Room Five. We went to visit a local potter
who told us amazing stories and showed us enormous pottery sculptures in his garden. We
watched him throw a couple of pots. Prickles was a very good hedgehog. She had her photo
taken by a sculpture representing a Kereru (a New Zealand native wood pigeon). She was
very good when Mr. O'Donnell was making pots. She didn't get any clay on herself!
|We traveled to an old railway station at a little
town called Waihi. It is an old gold mining town. We took the steam train ride out through
farmland and along a river bank. We stopped at another station and had an iceblock as it
was very hot. We are just coming into summer in New Zealand. We had lunch near the river
and then walked a track along the river bank. This place is called Karangahake Gorge. It
is a beautiful view.
We walked through
an old, long dark tunnel. Prickles hopped in my backpack for that part! We shone our
torches all round the walls and made spooky sounds! Prickles still kept to the bottom of
the pack! We walked across an old swing bridge and only just got back to school at 3:00
PM. It was a super day. Prickles is very tired after his Big Day Out. He is now sound
asleep under my desk!!
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