– Arts Centre, Christchurch

I’m in Mairehau Primary School and on February 22nd 2011 I was going in front of the Arts Centre for the Museum school trip and we were in front of the arts centre and then the earthquake struck and then we all turned into a turtle and we saw the front of the arts centre come crashing down. And saw the tram lines wriggling really really fast. When it stopped we moved into the car park on the other side of the arts centre on Worcester Boulevard. And then when all the aftershocks happened we all kept turning into a turtle. And we kept singing songs to cheer people up. It took about an hour to go back to school. There were probably about 85 people on a 39 seater bus. When we were on Bealey Avenue there was a 5.9 aftershock and we were screaming because the bus was rocking and rocking. When we came back to school we just couldn’t let go of our parents.

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