Have you ever wondered what happens when a violent storm moves across a highly populated residential area?
What steps can be taken to minimise any threat to human life and damage to property?
“Operation Storm Warning” was an exciting opportunity for pupils to turn parts of the school in to a Relief Centre and make decisions (using ICT) to protect the community around the school.
Seven Kent Primary schools took part today in Operation Storm 2008. During the day the pupils used a range of ICT applications and tools to help support victims of the violent storms that struck large parts of the County. Working in small teams all the pupils managed by the end of the day to:
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During the project pupils used ICT to:
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9.15 FlashMeeting Video “Storm Alert – Protect your school”
9.30 Activity: Identify the Dangers!
Pupils to walk around the school and list all vulnerable areas (windows, roof tiles, trees, power lines etc)
10.10 Back in school pupils to compile a list of all possible dangers and the actions to be taken to minimise the threat of injury and damage to the building.
10.45 Emergency Relief Up-date – FlashMeeting Video
“Using your school as a Relief Centre for victims of Storm Damage”
11.00 Who is at Risk?
Pupils to view OS Map of Local area and determine how many houses/occupants are possibly at risk
11.15 Activity –Supporting the local community
How many local residents could your school support?
Pupils to the following questions and record their answers on the Project Blog
13:00 Operation Storm warning Up-date
Turning your School Hall / Class Room in to a Relief Centre
13:15 The work begins!
What would you put in an emergency box?
Examples may include:
torch, spare batteries and bulb, bottled water, long life food stuffs, blankets, battery operated radio and spare batteries and some form of entertainment (books, games etc).
14:30 Finish Activity - Photograph Work and email images to Project Team.
Please note following the activity all schools (see guidance sheet below) will be expected to post reports about the event and what the children see on “Making the News
Guidance sheet - What happened in your school?
A disaster simulation game
World map of the earthquakes in the past 7 days.
Tropical Storms, Worldwide - right now
Weather Warnings in Europe - right now