Ambassador Egbert

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Tēnā koutou,

I am Egbert the LEARNZ ambassador. I go on all the trips with Andrew and help look after the other ambassadors from your schools.

I really love LEARNZ field trips about New Zealand's special places. I am looking forward to learning about hazards and how to keep safe during an emergency.

Best,

Egbert

Monday 16 October

Tēnā koutou,

It didn't seem to take very long at all to arrive in Christchurch today. It is amazing that you can travel 1,300 kilometres in only four hours.

We had a whole row of seats to ourselves for the flight from Auckland to Christchurch. They were really comfortable too. We were given a Cookie Time cookie and a cup of tea to dunk it in - yum!

Best,

Egbert

Tuesday 17 October

Tēnā koutou,

Today we visited some sites that showed us possible hazards, as well as some places that have recently had some actual events. The scariest one for me was where the fire was on the Port Hills. I felt sad for the people who lost their homes, and for the cyclists that can’t use the Adventure Park track any more.

I certainly learned some good lessons today from Marion. I hope you all did too.

Best,

Egbert

Wednesday 18 October

Tēnā koutou,

Today we went to Governors Bay School. It’s a cool school with an even cooler view of Lyttleton Harbour. I don’t think I could concentrate enough on school work with a view like that!

I heard lots of interesting stories about people’s emergency experiences today. It took me back in time and reminded me of my own emergency story. Did you know I was also in the Canterbury earthquakes? I certainly learned about the need to be prepared for the unexpected, although I hope I never have to ever go through that experience again!

Best,

Egbert

Thursday 19 October

Tēnā koutou,

Today was the last day of the field trip. Did you enjoy the trip? I sure can see the reason for learning about the different hazards. Hopefully by now you have a better idea of what action to take should you find yourself caught up in the middle of an emergency.

I have had a super week. I have met friendly people and learned a lot along the way. Stay safe and stay informed!

See you on another field trip soon.

Best,

Egbert

Egbert is Andrew the LEARNZ Teacher's ambassador. Image: LEARNZ.

Monday. Egbert is outside Christchurch Cathedral. Image: LEARNZ.

Tuesday. Egbert checks out a burnt tree on the Port Hills from the fire there in February this year. Image: LEARNZ.

Wednesday. Egbert heard lots of interesting stories about people’s emergency experiences today. Image: LEARNZ.

Thursday. Egbert felt that EOC controller was a role he would perform well in during an emergency. Image: LEARNZ.