Students are learning about the P.P.R.R. world recognized safety acronym for natural disaster management - Prevent, Prepare, Respond and Recover. To this end, they learnt about how countries around the world prone to tectonic events, inform their citizens about safety measures in the result of an earthquake.
Immediate advice is to 'duck and cover', look for protection from falling objects and masonry, and cover your head. Then students learnt that people must evacuate the building to an open area as quickly as possible.
Active learning can open up avenues of opportunity for students and provide a memorable lesson for them to remember the importance of what can be rather daunting, albeit important, lists of government advice.
Top marks to some students for practicality and thoughtfulness, filming their acted out advice for other students to see. It may be a piece of acting for our students, but for some in high risk tectonically active areas of the world, e.g. Japan, this is a regular drill; the reality of an earthquake hitting these countries is far higher and therefore these drills are far from just fun."
Head of Geography / KS3 - IB Geography / 8MS Form Tutor