On the 26th of January, the boarding had planned for an awesome paintball match. We left the boarding at 10 am. It was my ﬁrst time experiencing a paintball game. We had a quick and short brieﬁng, ﬁrst on how the game was to be played and then, on how to handle the paintball guns as they were dangerous. I was really scared at ﬁrst and was still scared when we were playing in the ﬁnals. I think I played around 3-4 times. Well, in my team, Edmund was our savior. In the game, we had to touch our opponent's ﬂag and Edmund was the one who touched the opponent's ﬂag in most of the games which made us win. I was just behind as defense and it actually helped. We lost in our very ﬁrst game. But for the rest of the games we won. We were so proud of ourselves. One of my major fears were getting hit by the paintball as I heard that it would be very painful. In fact, a number of people got hurt either on their arms or legs causing a bruise. But I'm sure they all had a really good time. It was just a thrilling and exciting experience . My right hand was shaking by the end of the game as it was so intense and nobody wanted to loose. At the end our team won, we all were so excited and happy. I hope to have more paintball games like this in the future in our boarding.
By Kesavarthini - Grade 10A