Mrs Pancha said in her soft sweet voice, “Stop! Who wants to help to plant feijoa trees? We need strong, hard working children to help out”. She carried on saying. Six children’s hands, shot up into the air when she asked us.
The time was ticking. It was finally lunchtime and the children munched their food down in a hurry. The children shot down the stairs with their gloves, all ready to get dirty. Mrs Pancha told Steven to put the wheelbarrow, the compost, the blood and bone fertilizer, and the spades into the wheelbarrow. Mrs Pancha walked the children over to the senior playground – like she was the mother duck and the children were like baby ducklings.
The spades were soon working like electric spades slicing away through the dirt like butter. There were humongous amounts of roots getting dug out. Once they were done being dug out, Tanekaha scattered some blood and bone into the holes. She then taught Steven how to put the compost in the holes and Tanekaha how to plant the trees. While Steven and Tanekaha were doing that the others went to get water for the trees.
After all the hard work the feijoa trees were planted and watered. Suddenly, the bell rang at the last second. The children were sweating and puffed out after all of that. Everyone that helped out enjoyed doing it.
By Steven and Charlotte Room 20