On Thursday the 4th of September Burnham School went to the Cultural Festival to perform Kapa Haka.
Everyone backstage was really excited and nervous. There were lots of other performers practising backstage. We saw some Indian performers, some other Kapa Haka groups and a Pacific group. There were lots of groups of people backstage but our group was the biggest.
When we were on the ramp waiting for our turn we could hear the crowd going wild.
It was really exciting on stage, but you could hardly see the audience which made it a bit easier to perform.
The way we got on stage was by walking to Ka Haea Te Ataha, when the song finished we were all in our positions for Tenei Matao, which Reiana started us off. Next the boys did Tahu Potiki and the girls stood to the side and did actions for it. Then the girls got to do Hall of Fame with pois at the front of the stage, it was really exciting. When we were finished the crowd went crazy. The girls had to turn around and walk through the boys so the boys could do the school Haka. The boys were yelling like warriors protecting their people.
Finally it was the end of our performance and we walked off stage. Everyone felt really proud after our performance, especially Whaea Sam
After the end of our performance we went to our seats and we got to watch the other performances. The best performance was probably the Irish dancers apart from Burnham.