‘Ahhhhhhhh!’-Rosa, 7, St Martins Primary School

It was lunchtime we ate our lunch and went off to play. Suddenly ahhh the earthquake started. We ran onto the field. All the Mums and Dads started arriving. Lots of people were crying. We left with Jane Ellas Mum. The house was broken. We went to Ellas house to play. Inside there was milk and yogart all over the floor. We went into Ella’s room her cheast of raws fall over her bed was in a silly place her clock was still on the wall. Her stuff was on the floor. We grabed a few things and went outside on the grass. Then my mum came to get us. We left to go to my Aunty Jacks house. We slept there for eight nights. Grandma and Grandpa, my cosins Rachel and Ollie came to see us everyday. Rachel is 23 and Ollie is 19. My little cousin Iris is in Dunidin. We watched Kidzone at Aunty Jacks house. We slept in Ollies room I slept on the floor on the airbed. We lisened to ballet stories one of them was called Swan Lake. We stayed at Kinley and Tessas house for two nights. We slept in the spare room. They live on a farm. I saw cows and chickens. Kinley has a computer in her room. The engeneer came and said our house was safe. Yay. I found my toy kitten and puppy. I found my Zhu Zhu pet as well. There was a school BBQ I saw my best friend Hannah and her little sister Rebecca. We played on the tyre play ground.

6 Responses to “‘Ahhhhhhhh!’-Rosa, 7, St Martins Primary School”

  1. Ella says:

    Hi Rosa

    Gosh you got a shock when you were eating your lunch on that particular day!

    How wonderful that Mums and Dads got to the school and could take children away.

    At Ella’s house it sounds like a mess with all that stuff on the floor, mlik and and clothes.

    All those nights away is a long time and it sounds as though it was quite an adventure with so many people there, did you all have jobs to do?

    I love the story of Swan Lake, maybe one day you can get to see the ballet.

    How happy you are to have found your toy kitten and puppy and your Zhu Zhu pet.

    Take great care of yourself, you are brilliant!
    From Ella in Auckland.

  2. victoria says:

    To rosa,
    I feel really sorry for you.I hope that you and your family is safe I i am glad your mum and dad pick
    you up.I hope your friends is safe, ok and not hurt.
    love from victoria=)

  3. Alison Krupicz says:

    Dear Rosa,

    Thank you for writing about the earhquake. I am a teacher in Canada. I teach children who are 8 and 9 years old. I know about this website because a friend of my daughter’s is going to University in Christchurch and she told me about it. I hope it is okay, but I am going to read your letter to my class. We get only really small earthquakes where I live in Ontario and not very often. I think your note will help my students to understand what an earthquake is like. I am glad your house is okay.

    Mrs. Krupicz

  4. Sarah says:

    Hi Rosa,

    Thanks for writing such a great story that explains to everyone how it was for you and our family in te earthquake. I’m so proud of you that your story has been chosen to be in the published collection of these stories – I think you’re amazing.

    I love this photo of you laughing and holding the book!

    Lots of love
    Aunty Sarah

  5. Jen Holmes says:

    Hi Rosa!

    Really enjoyed reading your story about the earthquake! You are great at writing. I am glad you found your toy kitten and puppy. You must have been so pleased. I know your cousin Iris and your wonderful Aunty Sarah and Uncle Steve. I used to live in Christchurch but we have moved since the earthquake like lots of other people. I hope you are happy and having fun. Keep writing! You are very clever and creative.


  6. Kathy says:

    ‘Ahhhhhhhh!’-Rosa, 7,

    What an amazing story and a fantastic writer your are!

    Gosh what crazy times we are all living through ! :-)

    Keep writing, you are very good at it.

    Kathy, Richard and Tessa

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