Reflection for Waka ride
Something I was pleased with was the my class all paddled together because if we didn't we will not go forward and back.
I really enjoyed learning was that to turn the boat because we turn ourselves around.
Something I found hard was to keep paddling because my hands were sore.
Something that made me think was the words and what the mean.
Something I want to get better at is keeping in time to get better I can follow the person it front of me.
Waka leader: Jim Edwards
Get ready- Kia riti
Work together and maintaining the rhythm - Tokihi
Ta papa- Lean forward.
Tipuna (carved on waka) - ancestors (people that have came before)
Tūmatauenga - God of War
We stopped paddling and held our hoe up straight to sky. Saluting to Tūmatauenga, we did our best pūkana. Blaah! Then Jim said Kia riti and we put our paddles down . Next he said tokihi and we chant back tokihi and paddle.
|Waka parked up|
|Jim talking to us|
|Paddle paddle paddle|
This is the presentation that Room 6 made.