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The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

posted 25 Mar 2014, 02:47 by   [ updated 25 Mar 2014, 02:48 ]
In Year 3 we have been learning about Mount Vesuvius. Mount Vesuvius is a volcano which erupted in 79 AD (August 24th). The eruption lasted for 24 hours. It is to do with our tremors topic because tremors is about tornadoes, earth quakes, rocks and volcanos. The ash from the deadly Mount Vesuvius came down 70 miles per hour and the ash was 16 feet tall when it was on the ground. Dreadfully, the people got turned into stone as soon as the ash hit them. When the ash hit them they were left in the same position but they were stone.

Whilst we were learning about it, we went into the hall and did some miming of how we would react if we were in front of the volcano and watching it explode. Finally we wrote an eye-witness account.

By Erica Small and Ciara Lloyd

Here are some pictures of us acting out feelings and emotions of people during the eruption: