Friday, February 11, 2011

Twisted ankles and forced public speeches

I type this while sitting with a strapped up ankle and wearing blue facepaint.
So, you wanna know how all this happend? Well too bad if you don't, cause i'm gonna tell you anyway!

It all started on Monday at roll call. So at the beggining of each year we have this thing called the Commencement Day Service and the WHOLE school is there. Anyway, at roll call one of the teacher's said they needed 2 yr7's to speak at the service. No one volunteered so we all went off to class. Just before class started one of the teacher's found me and asked if I would be one of the speakers along with one of the boys because apparently i'd be perfect for the job. Of course I couldn't say no so i had to have a small speech ready for Wednesday. Oh the joy! (sarcasm in case you didn't catch that)

Tuesday: We had this thing called Enrichment Day so we didn't really have any proper classes. We were put in groups and we have to make magazine's. I got stuck in an alright group but we didn't really get much done. Apparently we'll have some more enrichment days so this could turn out to be quite interesting. I also made a new friend and she's sooo sweet. She got a music scholarship so at lunch that day she had to join the choir along with two of the yr7 boys who also got scholarships. You didn't need a scholarship to join the choir and she would've been the only yr7 girl do i said I would do it with her. It turned out to be quite a laugh and HEAPS of fun.

Wednesday: The day of the dreaded Commencement service. I ended up writing my speech on the bus on the way to school :P I sat there whilst we went through all of the usual stuff but then it was my turn to speak :O it went quite well and i managed not to stutter! Surprisingly, it was over quite quickly and we headed to class. During lunch I joined the orchestra which was cool. Nothing else really happend for the rest of the day.

Thursday: Nothing majorly exciting happend today. I found out I was swimming in the inter-house swimming carnival! That is NOT a good thing. I am now part of the under 13's school basketball team. I didn't really want to do basketball last year so I did softball but one of the girls on the basketball team left and they didn't have any reserves so they begged me to join. My first game's on Friday as is the swimming carnival.

Friday: This was probably the most exicting day of the week. We had normal classes until lunch time. In Science we got to heat magnesium! it was AWESOME! Anyway, at lunch we got changed into our sports clothes with our house shirts. I'm in the blue house called Long so i had a light blue shirt. So me and a couple of my friends who were also in Long painted our nails blue, got blue hairspray put on and had blue zinc put all over us, it was REALLY fun! When the carnival started we all stood and cheered for our teams. After about the first 2 races i slipped on this hill and hurt my ankle. I tried to walk it off but after 10mins it was still hurting so my friend took me to the clinic (the nurses office) to get some ice but no one was up there so we came back, after another 20mins it was still hurting so we went back but still no one was there. After about 30 more mins it STILL hurt so we went back up again, at the same time one of my other friends felt really sick and dizzy so we went up together. Luckily someone was up there so my friend was told to lie on one of the beds and i had to sit on a chair with my ankle propped up while i held ice on it. After about 30mins up in the clinic she strapped up my ankle and i went back down. Even though I wasn't planning it, i got to skip the race. At about 5:30pm the carnival finished (my team won! YAY!) but then I had to go straight to basketball, my ankle was a bit better so I played. i had never trained or played basketball before so it was an interesting expirience, my team won it was quite funny because we all had facepaint on us from the carnival! My ankle hurt afterwards but I'll survive :P

So that's what happened this week at school. Now I'm going to go and wash the paint off my face, have some panadol and climb into my lovely bed.


Jaffa xx


  1. I absoloutely hate public speeches!
    Really,I don't understand how a person manages to stutter, I really don't. i'm nervous throughout public speeches but I certainly do not stutter.
    I hope your ankle gets better soon, and how much trouble do you have walking? I'm just asking cuz a friend of mine is really hyper, jumps around, falls alot in utter craziness and if she does break her ankle (which I think will happen sometime soon) What's the first thing a best friend can do, and so on?

  2. Well, I stutter a little when I get nervous which can get annoying. With my ankle, I didn't twist it to badly so it didn't swell up or anything so I could walk just fine but it hurts if I put too much pressure on it. If your friend does break her ankle I don't really know what you could do all I can suggest is that you help her out as much as possible.

  3. Cool story, Jaffa!

    That sounds kinda like my school. 'cept i never joined the basketball team (everyone wouldv'e just told me to leave, anyway :P) my school team is called Benjamin. I think. I don't pay much attention to the teams. It may be Zebulon. Hmm...