Preparing Children for Emergencies
Some Surrey Schools were affected by the Flooding in 2013/14 and so subsequently took part in learning events to help emergency response professionals to learn from their experiences in emergencies.
Further information about the project can be found here.
As part of this learning process Save the Children have designed a Preparing for Emergencies Schools Workshop and Lesson Plan Toolkit which can be utilised by Schools to make sure that Children are prepared for emergencies. It aims to build their knowledge, resilience and make sure their voices are heard in emergency planning and response. It can be used to support PSHE, Geography and the Science lessons curriculum.
Even if the whole programme isn't delivered there is some helpful content within these guides can be used by Schools to promote Children's Resilience to Emergencies, not only in Schools but in their wider community context. As we are all aware unfortunately events like the attacks at the Manchester Arena are also affecting Children in the UK both directly and indirectly and a tool such as this will assist in helping Children to be more resilient to such incidents.
So why not take a look and consider using them within your Schools curriculum?
If you have any questions then please feel free to contact the Emergency Management Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0208 541 9160.