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Yuuki and the
This is thought to be based on a true story that happened in Japan long ago.
Yuuki means brave in Japanese
A 10 yr old English girl saved a 100 other tourists from the 2005 tsunami because of a geography lesson about the giant waves. Tilly Smith urged her family to get off Maikhao beach in Thailand after seeing the tide rush out and boats on the horizon begin to bob violently. She remembered a school project on earthquakes.
She told her mother, ‘We must get off the beach now. I think there is going to be a tsunami.”
Her parents warned the other families and they got off the beach just in time.
It was one of the few beaches where no one was reported killed or seriously injured.
Having knowledge is one thing
– but sometimes it takes
great courage too.