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Tornado Hunter visits the Melfort Elementary Schools

January 07, 2016

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Students in grades 4,5,6 from Burke, Reynolds and Brunswick had a visit from Ricky Forbes, the driver for one of North America's top professional storm chasing teams. Not only is Ricky the driver of Flash, the tornado truck, he is also the team's go to guy for school presentations!

The students experienced a non-stop adrenaline and educational rush - learning about the formation of tornados, while witnessing pictures and videos of the events Ricky so passionatley spoke about. The students and staff were glued to the outstanding video presentation and hung on every word  Ricky shared.....his presentation and style made us feel like we were with him on a storm chase!

Following the presentation, students had a chance to meet Flash and see the special customization aspects for storm chasing. After many photo ops with Ricky and Flash, Ricky handed out posters and the Tornado Hunter truck left Melfort....and the buzz of the presentation and experience swirled through the halls - an exceptional experience none of us will forget soon!

Hands down, our best presentation to date - Ricky TWISTED it up at Maude Burke School!!!

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