Community resilience activities around Scotland:
Please see below for the latest information on what’s happening in education and resilience:
Glow meet Watch Again
An enthusiastic and inspiring nineteen year old organised a trip to Greenland with three friends last summer to record the impact of climate change on the landscape and on the people. He will be discussing the footage he took and the soundtrack he recorded. This can all be found on Education Scotland’s Weather and Climate Change page.
I would be grateful if you could pass this information on to any of your local schools who might be interested in this.
This summer he is planning a trip to the Himalayas where again he will be recording his findings and sharing with Education Scotland. He is a very engaging and enthusiastic presenter and this will hopefully encourage discussion in classrooms about the effects of a changing climate.
Community Resilience Networking Event 5th June 2015 in the Menzies Hotel, Glasgow
Target audience: teachers, school managers, local authority education officers, community resilience officers, flood planners, emergency planning officers and civil contingency officers.
This event is free. To book a place at this event please click on this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C66DZ8N It is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment. For any questions about the event please contact: Joanne.Walker@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Ready for Emergencies website update
This is a resource aimed at teachers to help them deliver community resilience themed lessons in the classroom. What could you add?
We need photos, case studies and footage to really help bring the learning to life. We’d be really grateful if you were able to add anything to the website, please let me know if you do. Many thanks for your help with this.
Scottish Borders Council
Education Scotland visited Earlston High School at the start of May to observe a resilience themed day organised by S3 pupils, Principal Teacher of Guidance Scott Watson and Kevin Sewell Assistant Emergency Planning Officer– Photos taken by the press team The Pupils from Earlston High School took part in a number of exercises to give them an insight into dealing with emergency situations. The exercises were run by a number of outside agencies including Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Borders Search and Rescue Unit, Salvation Army, Scottish Borders Council, British Red Cross and Police Scotland.
Education Scotland visited Safe Highlanders earlier this month. It is an annual event that promotes community safety, health and crime prevention to pupils. Primary 7 pupils get their chance to experience a number of potentially hazardous situations and participate in a range of simulated practical exercises. It is organised by The Highland Council, High Life Highland, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish and Southern Energy, Scorrish Environment Protection Agency, British Red Cross, Institute of Safety and Health, and Fujitsu.
Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee Councils
There’s a similar event to Highland Council’s, called Safe Taysiders. It takes place over two weeks in May and is for P7 pupils in the Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee council areas. It involves a range of partners delivering hazard and safety advice.
Glasgow City Council
This is another website that has information on different cities and how they are resilient. Glasgow has recently become a part of this.
On this website you can search for other cities that have similar or different issues to Glasgow.
This council has a Developing Community Resilience Through Schools project. This project aims to increase the resilience of schools to emergencies by providing national resources for schools to use: ‘What if? Molly and Ben go to the beach’ ‘What if? Molly and Ben are flooded…’ ‘What if? Molly and Ben have a power cut!’ ‘What if? The weather is bad…’
Please do get in touch!