Schools, colleges, and other institutuions could take a leaf from Len’s book and use the opportunity to educate students and parents. Everyone needs to get ready for a natural disaster in New Zealand and this is the opportunity that we can all take to put ‘the plan’ together. As the civil defence ad says ‘You could be anywhere.”
Including school so every family needs to know what to do.
- What do we take with us?
- Where to shelter in an earthquake, flood, volcanic eruption or storm?
- How to evacuate and where to meet?
- Who is responsible for getting the kids?
- Where survival items and first aid kits are located, and who is responsible for checking essential items.
Educators also need to take a lead here. What’s the Plan Stan? is an initiative which aims to support teachers to develop their students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes to respond to and prepare for an emergency.