The day after the flood, we walked down to the fire station with a thank you card and two big boxes of Celebration chocolates. The two nice firemen showed us around; we were able to see the flashing lights, climb into the passenger seats, we managed to squeeze everyone in even Mrs Everley! Then we saw the different sized hoses, their uniforms and breathing apparatus. We were able to try on a helmet which George thought made him look like Darth Vader! Another big Thank you to the Firemen in Henley for helping with our flooded classroom.
First we were quietly working, then suddenly it was ‘raining’ from the ceiling and then it fell down! It was started by the washing machine from the flat upstairs the pipe had come off the back! We were scared when it happened, we had to move the equipment so it wouldn’t get wet. Our desks got a little bit wet. But we all went into the nursery room, in there it was safe. We had a drink, played with the play dough and Amanda played the piano and we made a special puzzle. Meanwhile in the classroom, the firemen knocked down more tiles that had got wet. They had to climb through a very small bathroom window to get into the flat to stop the water and switch off his electrics because water and electricity don’t mix! The classroom was really flooded from the office door all the way to the toilets at the other end. George described it like a river. By this time it was lunchtime, we had our lunch and played our recorders in the afternoon. Just before we went home an electrician came to check the classroom was safe to go back in and have the lights on. Because it was safe we were able to help Mrs Everley put all the furniture back in before going home. The END