Many people believe that mobile phones do not belong in schools. However, I would like to put forth my arguments as to why they do.
In an emergency, a mobile phone is the quickest way to alert somebody of any danger and also to summon help. For instance, if a student is wounded on the schoolgrounds, it may even save a life to make a call rather than a child running around several areas to get help.
Most mobile phones are connected to the Internet, so their owners can access most educational websites, whereas the dictionary is slower and you need to get out of your seat to do it.
For these reasons, it is obvious that mobile phones should be taken to school. Most kids aged 10 through to 14 have a mobile phone, and let’s keepit that way, while students are kept up to date with technology.
Holes was about a kid called Stanley Yelnats IV who goes to Camp Green Lake, makes a new friend called Zero and, when Zero runs off, Stanley risks his life trying to save him.
The main characters were Stanley and Zero. They belong to Group D, with Armpit, Zigzag, X-ray, Magnet and Squid. Zero can’t read or write, so Stanley teaches him, until the Warden – a red-headed girl with a hot temper – finds out. She cancelled the reading lessons so Zero hits his counsellor, Mr.Pendanski, with a shovel and runs off. Stanley wrecks the water truck going after Zero, finds him and they start going to Big Thumb, a mountain that does actually look like a thumb. They believed there was water there. I cannot tell you all the details, or whether there was water at Big Thumb, because I do not want to ruin the surprise of reading. My favourite character was Kate Barlow, but I don’t know why. Holes also tells you the history of the Yelnats Curse, and how Kate Barlow Became an outlaw.
I think I relate to Zero in a way, because I always have to deal with problems and so does he. I liked the book, especially the history of Kate Barlow. If I could change something, I would make Kate Barlow a rat that has a taste for money and a deadly bite. This book is a good book full of thrills and adventure. Definitely for the novel type.
Tuesday the 15th was the first day of my school camp at Wilson’s Prom. Movies in Mr. Pittard’s car was my passtime for the three-hour trip. Arrival time was 10.25. At 11.00 we went surfing!! Here’s what I did: six stand-ups – a coffin ride – LOTS of wipe-outs! Obviously the best part of camp. After lunch I went to the shop. I got an icy-pole, two sweets, a souveneir and two (count ‘em, two) stamps. I also won the late-night game, Stealth.
The following day I did abseiling. All I can say about this is that I’m proud I didn’t hock up a furball (barf). Canoeing was good too, but not as good as the dinghy I have at home. After beetroot sandwiches we ascended on the beach to go boogie boarding. WONDERFUL TIME THERE! But I must admit, it wasn’t as good as surfing.
When I woke up in Dad’s tent Thursday morning (I do sleep in Dad’s tent, if that’s what you’re wondering) we decided to go for a drive before we went to see the school. Morning tea proceeded beach games. One was really fun you had to fill a bucket with water which is near Tidal River – you had to get to there on piggyback! After lunch (extra-spicy nachos) I did Sand Sculptures, where I made a dragon family and let down the tyres on Ms. Hewitt’s car. (A rumour spread that Ms. Hewitt let down the tyres – everyone was sucked in!) I also did Plaster Casts, where I made an M in the sand, waited for half an hour, and had made my own souveneir!
Friday I didn’t see the school, but helped Dad pack up his tent and prepared for the ride home. When I finally got home I rejoced, but even now I miss the joys of Wilson’s Prom.