On Friday 10 May a hurricane hit Haiti causing widespread devastation to the local infrastructure!!!! Don’t worry the First Years took care of it with their Rapid Response!
Rapid Response is a cross-curricular activity involving the entire S1 year group. It took place over eight days and culminated in an activity day on Friday 10 May, where pupils were split into groups and set a series of challenges to complete.
Pupils played the role of Rapid Response engineers who helped the people of Haiti to restore some of the basic elements including shelter, water and communications.
Throughout the tasks pupils learned about team work, emergency first aid, emergency water purification and emergency shelter construction. The aim of the Rapid Response challenge is to increase pupil’s confidence, communication and motivational skills leading them to become confident individuals, successful learners, effective contributors and responsible citizens.