‘My story’-Dylan, 5 1/2, Harewood School

I was playing in the sandpit when the earthquake hit. I ran my fastest onto the court and I did my turtle. After the earthquake we had to line up and the teachers had to count us. We went to the multi-purpose room and the teachers gave us food and we did jump jam and we watched the magic school bus. When mum picked us up we went home and then we had to pick Evan up. He played with us for a tiny bit, then his parents picked him up. I don’t feel the aftershocks in the night.

5 Responses to “‘My story’-Dylan, 5 1/2, Harewood School”

  1. Mrs Greenwood says:

    Well done doing the turtle so quickly. It was a bit of a different afternoon all being together in the multi purpose room! I am pleased that you are sleeping well and don’t feel the aftershocks in the night.

  2. Ella says:

    Hello Dylan

    Wow… you must be a fast runner to get to from the sandpit onto the court to do the turtle.

    I am so pleased you are safe and sleeping well.

    Your teachers did a great job looking after you and letting you watch the magic school bus.

    I am sure that when Mum picked you up to take you home there were lots of hugs.

    Hopefully things will get better now for all of you, take care and send my best wishes to your family, friends and school.

    From Ella in Auckland.

    • Susanne says:

      Hi Ella,

      You have been very busy writing comments to the children of Christchurch. Thank you very much.

      Kind Regards
      Dylan’s & Luke’s mum

      • Ella says:

        Kia ora Susanne

        Thank you very much for your kind comment.

        It is so frustrating to not be able to do much from this distance, so I asked myself after the fundraising etc what could I do that may possibly assist?

        When I saw this website I thought I could write back to the children, I wasn’t expecting there to be so many and I have to rest sometimes, my fingers are numb!

        However that’s nothing compared to what people in Canterbury have experienced and maybe someone feels a little better knowing that so many of us are thinking of them.

        I hope things are getting more settled for you there and I wish you the very best.

        From Ella in Auckland.

  3. Mrs Tamblyn says:

    Dylan, you were so sensible during the earthquake. You didn’t panic and knew just what to do.

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