This week I had Blast. Blast is an event meant for grade 9s to interact with each other. A few days prior to Blast, the grade 9s got separated into many teams. The teams were divided by color and there were over 14 of them. After looking at the list, I got put into the stripe group with Aaron. The day before Blast, there was a presentation in the cafeteria about the event. During the presentation, we learned about the events and what we needed to bring.
On the day of Blast, I came to school with strips of duct tape on my shirt. This was because we needed to wear our team color to Blast. At school, I put the stuff in my locker and headed to the cafeteria the place where all the teams were gathered. Once, all the students arrived we loaded onto the buses. The ride was pretty short, lasting less than 30 minutes. After we arrived, the groups separated and head to our activities. My groups first activity was a chicken tossing game. We had to throw chickens into hula-hoops for points. The next activity was a marble transporting game. The objective was to move a marble with tubes into a bin. Soon, it was time for lunch. The whole grade had hamburgers, chips, and a drink. Unfortunately, there was a ton of wasps.
After lunch, the grade a game of musical chairs. Each team chose two representatives, the pair would then need to look for an item before time runs out. The last team to retrieve the item would have been eliminated. After the game, the teams separated to proceed with the activities. My teams next activities were the low ropes course. The low rope course consisted of several activities. By the end of the course, it was time to leave the location. Back at school, the teachers who organized the event got a round of applause and the winners were announced.
In the end, Blast was a fun experience. By the end of the trip, I manage to make a few new friends. I also participated in multiple activities that built up teamwork. Overall, I had a great experience with Blast.