Last Thursday Kotuku and Kereru went on a bus trip around our place (Nelson). We went into 4 groups. I was in a group with my best friends, Patrick and Finn. My Mum was the leader of my group. I was at the top of the bus on the way there. I was also sitting next to Patrick and Finn.
The first stop was Tahuna beach, because we needed to have a look at the Abel Tasman statue. We wanted to learn a little bit about our place. We learnt that Abel Tasman was the first European to make contact with Maori.
The next stop we went to was Wakefield Quay. Wakefield Quay is a Memorial of all the boats and people that came to Nelson. Mrs Trolle' asked us if we could find our class bird on the Memorial wall. All the other classes had a bird on the wall, except us. Our class name is Kotuku. We also had to find a person that came on a boat that was the same age and the same gender as us. I managed to find a person that was the same age and the same gender as me. His name was Samuel Woolley.
Soon after that we hopped on the bus and headed toward Founder's Park. Founder's Park is basically a version of what it was like in Nelson when it was first founded. We followed the direction of the park to have morning tea. Soon after that we looked at the food that they used to have in the olden days. It was quite interesting seeing all of the food that they used to have back then. In fact some of the food is the same from back them to modern times, e.g. coke, treacle, butter, etc. Later on we studied about the old newspapers and phones. The phones used to be massive! That was the end of our tour at Founder's Park.
The next stop was the Ernest Rutherford Memorial. When we first arrived we had a look at the statue of Ernest Rutherford when he was a child. In his hand he had a book of Academics. Next we had a look at what he did for a living. He studied Physics (a branch of science). He was famous for being the first person to split the atom. He also won a Nobel Prize, which is very amazing.
Next we hopped back in the bus and started to head back to school.
I thoroughly enjoyed the bus trip.