I was at school when the big earthquake happened. I was brave but other kids were scared for a long time until their mums came to pick them up. My mum did not come but my mum asked her friend to come and pick me up.
We were at school when the earthquake hit. I was with a teacher. I had to turtle and then we had to listen to our teacher. When the first earthquake hit I was scared.
When the earthquake hit I was near my classroom. I was with Alex and Shiann. We all got in a turtle and a teacher came and told us to go the court. Ms Heath came running in a builder’s hat. Mums and Dads came for their children. Some had to wait for a long time. [...]
On Monday I was at room 5 with Cassie and the ground started to shake. Me and Cassie ran to the court. The teacher said ‘are you ok Georgia and Cassie?’ I said ‘we are ok’ then my mum picked me up from school with Maddison. We were playing Duck, Duck, Goose. When I got [...]
When the big earthquake hit I felt scared but I didn’t cry. I cared for people in room 1 when they cried. Lucky I was in the classroom but then I had to go onto the field. It was a little bit scary. We had two days off school. I was feeling scared because my [...]
I was scared and crying too much but Miss Barr hugged me. She grabbed me and we did the turtle when the earthquake happened.
I was playing skipping when the earthquake happened. Everyone was scared.
We were at school when the earthquake happened. I was frightened but I did not cry because I was brave. In the second one I was a little bit scared but I still did not cry. It was 6.3!!!
I was with Sophie and Cassie playing dogs near the office when the earthquake happened. Sophie was a little bit scared so we had to go to where our class was. Luckily nobody got hurt!
On 13th June 2011 we were playing in the playground at school when a terrible shake came. It was an EARTHQUAKE! All of us at Addington School did a drop, cover and hold. After the earthquake some children ran to the teachers. When Miss Douglas came up to me she said ‘do you want to [...]
When the earthquake hit I was in a tree. I went into a turtle and it was so so scary! Then a teacher came to get me and my friends. I sat down and started crying then my sister came to see me. Then I went to the office and I called my mum so [...]
When the earthquake happened I was crying. It was on Monday 13th June 2011. We were with teachers and children and it was scary. School was not open on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday we were at school. Everyone was scared. It was a really big aftershock. It was like a boat. When the earthquake [...]
When the earthquake hit, some people were afraid and crying. They needed a hug. Then the teacher called out our names so she could know if we were there or not. Then we went back to class and another earthquake struck. I went under a table and went back outside. I stood there then my [...]
When the earthquake hit, I felt scared. It felt like I was on an aeroplane crash landing. When the first earthquake hit I was playing skipping. When the next earthquake hit I was in the classroom and then my aunty came and picked me up.
On the 4th of September 2010, I woke up and heard a very loud windy noise, then I heard Dad in my doorway calling my name. Then I realised the house was shaking, it was fun, it felt like a rollercoaster that you couldn’t control. When it stopped Dad and I went to Mum and [...]
On September 4th 2010 I woke up and the house was shaking. It was awesome! Mum came in to my room and jumped on me – I thought it was strange. When the earthquake stopped I said ‘I was having such a nice sleep!’, then we packed some stuff and went in the car with [...]
When the earthquake happened I was waiting outside the school library at lunchtime and I ran out from under the school library verandah. Then I saw everyone coming down to the tennis courts so I just sat down with everyone from my class. Most children were crying. Some of my friends said that their mums [...]