'The Spirit of Polynesia performance' by Sol and Katie

By Belinda Hirst | Posted: Wednesday September 12, 2018

Last week at OIS we had a great opportunity to watch a stunning performance by Bernard Mangakahia, called The Spirit of Polynesia. The aim of this performance is to help children find courage, belief, confidence and MANA.

During Bernard’s performance, he encouraged us to use our confidence, by getting up in front of the school and trying new things such as Hoop dancing, Poi and the Haka. He told us some of his childhood stories, and even stories of his three sons growing up, and how we should believe in ourselves and follow our dreams.

Bernard has a great spirit and he loves to dance, he is very entertaining and made us all smile and laugh. He said the best thing in life to do is to collect your courage and travel the world, exploring different places every day, because it teaches you so many new things. Bernard Mangakahia’s performance was outstanding, we didn’t just sit and watch, we also played a part in the act, which made things even more exciting.

Bernard Mangakahia’s performance was a privilege to be able to go to, the whole school enjoyed it and we are very thankful for him coming to show us his skills, as it was very inspirational.

BY Sol Cunningham And Katie Paton

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