I held the flag up to my hip and rested it there.
My hands were sticky and sweaty. I gripped the flagpole. The sharp metal dug into my hip, and I had to keep moving it to stay semi comfortable.
Amy gave the signal, and I let the flag drop to the ground. The flag caught the wind and fl apped around a bit.
The crowd rumbled with joy; the game was about to start!
The Indian team ran on and the crowd went wild!
I grabbed at the flag quickly and wrapped it up in my hand and quickly ran off the field.
This was my brother's cricket team and my friend Courtney and I were holding the flags!
It was such a great experience and very nerve racking! I loved it!
AIMEE HARRIS, 12, Ngatea Primary School, Thames
I love kapa haka!
Hi Upstart, My brother and I got to perform on a national stage in front of thousands of people to represent our school kapa haka team. We placed 13th best in Aotearoa! I am very proud of my kapa haka team.
We trained every week and every second weekend throughout most of the year.
Kapa haka is a great sport or hobby. To me, it is a sport because it took a lot of commitment and practice to get into the final.
This is one of the greatest achievements in my life.
TRE RAWIRI KIRKWOOD, 7, Nawton Primary School, Hamilton
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