On Sunday,May the 9th I got to drum for my parent's dragon boat team - BGC Stormie Dargons. My first thought was: "What on earth am I doing at the front of this dragon boat for?" then I answered it. The answer was: because I am a Junior Stormie member. When we first drummed for the boat I was really scared that I might fall off. I thought that because the boats were shaking and that means my high seat was a scary place to be. It was really cool because my Mum's friends were right in front of me on point, which is the front seat of the boat. My Mum said that "If I fell off everyone on the boat I was drumming for and everyone on her boat would immediatly jump in after me!" My reaction was WOW! I did not realise how special it was being the drummer at 11. In all three of our races the womens A boat came first then my B boat always came fifth. The "A" boat was full of people who practised at least 3 times a week. Then the "B" boat is full of people who can not make it to all of the practise's, then again they also have the most amazing new comers too! I was really proud to be offered to drum because that meant I was some way a drummer for them. At the end I was congratulated by everyone who paddled on my boat. I also got a thank you and well done from the boats coach Bill. When Bill told me this I was away inthe angels because that really made my day. Then at the end of the races everyone was allowed to fresshen up for the award ceremony. The "A" boat won 1 trophy and 1 big roasted piggy! We then had a special barbeque that had been planned for us. I have to admit that the pig went down like water throught a sive!

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