Question? What do you get when you put a princess crown, an Aussie cork hat, Bennie the Bee, a joker's hat, one proud chicken hat, 52 Glennie girls, 4 coaches and Mr Baldock in the North Island of New Zealand? You get the trip of a lifetime.
The Glennie Sports Tour girls flew into Auckland and spent 10 days exploring the North Island of New Zealand. Our first stop was at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where we discovered the history of the caves and their inhabitants. All girls agreed their favourite place was the luge in Rotorua, where we controlled our own toboggans, racing each other down a winding road hill. We visited the Blue Springs and while hiking took in the beautiful surrounds; the crystal blue water and green scenery. The water was the best we have ever tasted.
Another special experience was attending the tribal dinner in the Mitai Village, where we watched tribal dancers, listened to their music and enjoyed their delicious food.
When visiting the schools, we watched the traditional School Hakas which we will remember for years to come. Despite the wet weather on some days, we still made our time worthwhile. The girls played Touch, Netball, Volleyball and Football against Auckland Girls Grammar, Fraser High School, Fairfield College and Rutherford College. Our competitive approach saw some wins and some losses but we were competitive against some great schools. All girls are to be commended on their sportsmanship throughout the Tour.
After the 10 amazing days, we have never laughed so much, eaten so much yummy food, had so much ice cream, Starbucks and NZ Cookies, met so many cool people and grew so many connections from this trip. We are forever grateful for the staff who accompanied and organised this Tour, and our mothers and fathers for allowing us to go and assisting with preparations.
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