Children race into emergency action

Pupils learned how to cope if they are caught in a natural disaster.AB087e0615

Pupils learned how to cope if they are caught in a natural disaster.AB087e0615

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Around 200 children from five primary schools helped to save the day as part of a joint emergency services event.

Drighlington Primary School were joined by Birchfield, Gildersome, Seven Hills and St Francis primary schools for the joint Industry Partnership Project Day, which saw them each receiving a formal Skype news alert telling them about a crisis in the south of England where a tsunami had hit a coastal town causing extensive damage.

The alert told them how their help was desperately needed to help with the aftermath of the disaster.

Drighlington primary headteacher Sue Jackson said: “Children worked in groups to create shelters, provide means for transporting water and build bridges.

“The event was supported by our Industry partners through CECA (Civil Engineering Contractor Association) and a number of engineers were at hand to help children think creatively and solve problems.
“All the children worked cooperatively and behaved incredibly well throughout the event. They learned a great deal about creative thinking.”