‘My story’-Hannah, 7, Sumner School

While we were at school there was an earthquake.   An enormous one.  It happened while my sister and me were showing the duty teacher our lunch boxes. Then bang it happened. I ran to the field, I was really scared .  When I saw my mum I felt safer.   After we hopped in the car and we went to Evans Pass Road.  After a we while we headed down to the deaf school . Last we went home – we didn’t want to go home but we had to. When we got home there were a lot of broken things. Once we got to bed we were fine.

4 Responses to “‘My story’-Hannah, 7, Sumner School”

  1. Deborah says:

    Hello Hannnah,

    You have been through a very scary experience. I hope your sister is feeling better too. We watched some of the news reports and the radio announcer was talking about all the people that were trying to help the people of Christchurch.

    I think you are brave and hope you and your family are able to clear up the house a little bit each day and have a good sleep at night. Good Luck and know that we care about you.

    Deborah, Australia

  2. Ella says:

    Hi Hannah

    Gee! That earthquake was pretty big and frightened a lot of people, I am so sorry it happened at all and wish I could stop them.

    I am pleased you managed to get to the field so quickly where the teachers could look after you so well.

    I reckon Mum would have been very pleased to see you, did she give you a big hug?

    What a shame that your house had broken things but how good it was that you were fine when you got to bed.

    Right now I am thinking of you Hannah and will do lots more, hoping you and your family are doing well.

    From Ella in Auckland.

  3. Claire says:

    Hi Hanni

    You were a brave wee thing!!

    Nothing like being tucked up in your bed to make you feel better…!

    Sending you all my love

    Your big sissie Claire xxx

  4. Sophie says:

    Hi Hanni,

    I’m with Claire – being in your bed with Mum, Dad and Sheri would have made it all feel better. Just missing the big sissies.

    Sounds like you did all the right things and were very brave. I especially love the use of “enormous” in your story. Such a big word for a little pip squeak.

    Lots of love,
    Other big sissie Sophie xxx

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