‘All Stay In The Water’-Jade, 8, Burwood School

I was at the local swimming pool with my class when the earthquake struck. First the lights went out then there was shaking and waves that splashed my face, I wondered what it was. Our swimming instructor told us to stay in the pool in a huddle until the earthquake stopped. Then we ran out of the emergency exit and put emergency blankets on us which are made of tin foil. We were taken back to school in so that our parents could take us home.

4 Responses to “‘All Stay In The Water’-Jade, 8, Burwood School”

  1. Tanya says:

    Good on you, thanks for sharing
    Miss M

  2. courtney says:

    hi jade
    you must of jumped out of the pool and run and
    your story is cool

  3. Ella says:

    Hi Jade

    Your story is very interesting. Being in the swimming pool must have seemed very odd when an earthquake was going on!

    Your swimming instructor sounds very sensible and caring to look after you all and then get you out the door safely.

    Aren’t the tin foil blankets funny? They are supposed to be very good.

    I expect there were some very happy parents who turned up at your school when they saw their lovely children safe and sound.

    I do hope things are getting better for you now, thinking of you loads.

    From Ella in Auckland.

  4. courtney says:

    was it skery at the pools

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