On Friday, Room 3 were very excited to have Mr Julian Atkins (a National Fingerprint Training Officer based with the NZ Police) to come and talk to us about his experience working in Thailand after the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.
We have been learning about natural disasters, and Julian explained what his role was in helping identify victims of the Asian tsunami. He also explained how tsunamis are caused and how we can tell if one is coming towards a beach.
Did you know if the sea water suddenly recedes (goes back out to sea) really quickly - this is a sign a tsunami could be on its way?
Don't stand and stare! Run away from the beach. Get to higher ground - tell others on the way.
Thanks Julian for your talk. We learnt a lot.