‘My story’-Ella, 9, Queenspark Primary School

I was in the library at lunchtime, and I was trading stickers first I thought that I was alright, but then I heard a big crash boom bang and then there was a little shake and then that little shake turned into a big shake. Then I ran under the closest table and got under it and everybody was screaming and the lights were shaking. And there was lots of crying. When the earthquake finished the evacuation bell rang so we all walked out of the library and when you got out of there and you look to the right you could see a whole lot of little children in little turtles, it was very cute. Then we went out to the field which was our assembly area and then I started crying and my friend Amy gave me a big hug. We were lucky that all our family were safe.

9 Responses to “‘My story’-Ella, 9, Queenspark Primary School”

  1. Bree says:

    Aren’t you suppose to run out of the library or do something really fast to get out.
    We don’t have a evacuation bell. The principle he says earth quake in a loud speaker.
    Chat later

  2. Ava Sucu & Bailey Smith says:

    We are terriblly sorry to hear about the Earthquake. Its good to hear that all your family and you are ok.

  3. finley says:

    Hi ella

    I hope your alright and your family is too. It must have been a horrible experience for you and I hope you’re not too sad.

  4. peter&sammyboy says:

    Remember not to panic and do what your told or use common sense.

  5. Olivia says:

    Dear Ella ,
    I hope you are ok. It is verry brave of you to share your story. Is Amy ok? We are thinking of you. Good luck. Have you started school again?

    From Olivia xxx

  6. Katie and Emma says:

    i am happy that your family is safe. you were very brave when dealing with it.

  7. victoria says:

    To ella,
    I feel so sorry for you. i am glad that your family is safe. I am so please that you hide under a table.
    I hope you and your friends is safe. Luckly one of your friends gave you a hug when you cryed :(.

    love from victoria =)

  8. Ella says:

    Dear Ella

    First of all I have to say what a stunning name you have!!

    And then I want to say how sorry I am that you had the horrible experience that you had with the big earthquake.

    I am so pleased that turtles were everywhere at your school, cute and safe.

    What a lovely friend you have in Amy, have you passed on the hug she gave you yet? When one person gives you a hug, you pass it on…that seems a good idea to me.

    Thankfully all your family are safe, please say that I am thinking of them and wishing them the very best in this next stage of rebuilding. I am of course sending you very special thoughts especially with that fabulous name.

    From Ella in Auckland.

  9. Kathie Gardner says:

    Dear Ella,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am a principal of a school in Melbourne Victoria. We are having a special day next week to raise money to help those affected by the earthquake. I hope you and your family are all safe.

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