by Kerri, Work-Study, IHF Bali
Two of our students, banging pots and spoons, as loud as they could during afternoon classes signaled to our kids that this wasn’t a typical afternoon. Last week was emergency simulation week!! Although no one wants to think about worst case scenario, we wanted our kids to be prepared if there was ever a fire, earthquake or tsunami, so last week we had a simulation.
We held two drills on two different days in order to be able to review the information with as many kids as possible. We made lots of noise and gathered everyone in the center to usher them outside and walk them through exactly what they should do and where they should go in the unfortunate case that one of these disasters occurs.
Although the kids were slightly confused by the idea of not having to worry about their shoes, they quickly picked up on what they were supposed to do and everything went smoothly! We even managed to have a bit of fun while pretending.Overall it was a worthwhile exercise that prepared all of us a little bit better on the off chance that one of these worst cases scenarios occur.