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Junior Citizen 2009

The emergency planners in Hounslow have been hard at work making sure its residents are prepared for disasters. We have been teaching students from Year 6 about the disasters they face in Hounslow and how they can better prepare themselves from the most common outcome of emergencies in the borough - evacuation. Students correctly suggested that in this situation they should have a Grab Bag, so we got them to make one! Students tried to take everything from bike helmets to DVDs with them, but were quick to realise what they actually needed, and we helped them remember everything they had learn't by giving them a USB wristband (see photos) loaded with useful info. If you would like anymore info on this project, just email me!

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At 14:36 on January 13, 2010, Justin Sharpe said…
Hey Leigh,
Looking at your photo's on edu4drr, I just realised that I never got my consultants fee!!! Where's my wristbands!! ;(
At 10:12 on May 22, 2009, Justin Sharpe said…
Hey, great to see you joined the network Leigh! I hope the education project goes well as it seems like a REALLY great initiative! If you guys ever do something on a weekend or holidays, let me know as I would like to observe what goes on and talk to the kids to find out what they have learned etc!
 
 
 

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Y-Adapt: CCA youth engagement curriculum

IntroductionClimate change is happening. Impacts are projected to become increasingly severe. Youth can be important agents of change in raising awareness and taking action.‘Y-Adapt’ or ‘Youth Adapt’ is an interactive, games-based curriculum. It educates, engages and inspires youth to act in their communities...

Integrating ecosystem-based adaptation in education curriculum: a resource guide

The reference guide is designed to support teachers and environmental educators to incorporate the key aspects of EbA into formal or non-formal education curriculum. It promotes awareness of the key role that ecosystems play for communities to adapt to climate change. This guide is designed to enable educators at the different education levels (primary,...

Learn about earthquakes and protect yourself

This is a poster for kids on earthquake protection measures, available in Greek and French.

Covid-19 - Stay safe and smiling

This child-friendly booklet is for kids who are 6-12 years old to generate awareness among children on COVID-19 through animated characters and simple but strong messages. This material intends to help children all over the world stay safe and smiling during the corona virus pandemic.

Floods

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction highlights children as among the most vulnerable groups who must be empowered to get ready for natural hazards and play a vital role in preventing and reducing risk.This child-friendly booklet is for kids who are 6-12 years old to generate flood awareness among children through animated characters and...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on children report

Posted by Justin Sharpe on September 20, 2020 at 18:59 0 Comments

Save the Children has recently published a global study entitled: "Protect A Generation Report: The impact of COVID-19 on children". It is based on a global survey to understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on children and their…

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Snow, Hail and Graupel: Formation, differences and dangers

Posted by Justin Sharpe on July 2, 2020 at 14:00 0 Comments

I have developed a lesson, resources and webinar for students of all ages who might be away from school currently. This is available on YouTube as well as on the edu4drr.org website! 

The resources are available for students as…

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Full Collection on Children and Disasters Now Available

Posted by Justin Sharpe on September 6, 2019 at 13:44 0 Comments

This collection, made possible with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on…

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The story of Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - What happened next?

Posted by Justin Sharpe on August 17, 2019 at 13:57 0 Comments



An initial comic strip was developed that could be used either in newspapers or via the Internet to help younger children access DRR messages. 52 episodes of the comic strip were completed and initially distributed on the edu4drr.org…

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