GEO HAZARDS WORKSHOP TO THE SENIOR SECTION STUDENTS

GEO HAZARDS WORKSHOP TO THE SENIOR SECTION STUDENTS

Dharamsala, 29th May, 2017:  TCV School, Upper Dharamsala received the 3rd phase of the Geo Hazards workshop on 29th May, 2017. The students of Senior Section attended the hour long workshop from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. in the Hermann Gmeiner hall. The first and the second phase of the same workshop were provided to the teachers and home mothers respectively.

Mr. Kunchok, a member of the Geo Hazards started his workshop with the explanation of the meaning of hazard and disaster. He then familiarized the students with the main hazards in Dharamsala, and the reason why we should be prepared. He further talked about unprepared versus a prepared school during a disaster. The students were explained how a school should be prepared for any disaster especially earthquakes. Many of the misconceptions people hold in terms of earthquakes were also cleared. Every one in the auditorium were made to practice ‘Drop, Cover, Hold’ the number one safety every one must follow.

Besides earthquake, Mr. Kunchok also briefed the students on fire hazards. The students were explained the ‘Stop, Drop, Roll’ when ones clothes catches fire. The students were further clarified on various actions one must follow to survive a fire. A question answer session followed the talk, in which students from various grades asked a variety of questions. Following this workshop, the school believes that the students are more equipped with the knowledge and thus more and better of disaster preparedness.

 

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