Indonesian Language Program - Living with Volacanos
As part of the Indonesian language program, our Year 6 students have spent some time exploring the question “Why would you live near a volcano?”
We have discovered that for many Indonesians, living with volcanoes is a part of their everyday life, which is both dangerous as well as beneficial. As one of the countries that make up the 'Ring of Fire', Indonesia has more active volcanoes than any other country in the world.
It is also home to some of the world’s most famous volcanoes, Krakatoa, Mt Merapi and Mt Agung in Bali. Australia, on the other hand, is an old and stable continent with not many geological risks, such as major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Or at least that is what most people think! This week, the Year 6 classroom become a hotspot of volcanic activity resulting in more than a few spectacular eruptions.