Friday, 07 February 2014 06:27

SAFETY DRILL

Pupils gather outside after ASPIRE's safety drill Pupils gather outside after ASPIRE's safety drill

ASPIRE held a safety drill this week to ensure all of the children know what to do in the event of an earthquake. 

At the sound of an alarm, pupils followed the instructions 'drop, cover and hold on'. Then, when safe, everyone gathered outside for a register.

Teachers followed the drill by going over safety procedures and answering any questions during form time.

Common advice is to drop down onto your hands and knees as soon as you feel a tremor. This position protects you from potentially falling, but allows you to still move if necessary.

The next step is to cover your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk. If there is no shelter nearby, you should get down near an interior wall and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.

Finally, hold on to your shelter until the shaking stops.

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