Here are links to other, external project websites and resources that either address issues around children, young people and flooding or are targeted at children, with the aim of raising their awareness of and preparation for flooding. This list is clearly not exhaustive but points to other work going on in the UK around children, young people and flooding.
Between 2013 and 2015, the National Flood Forum and Defra ran a Flood Resilience Community Pathfinders Scheme, a programme which aimed to “help stimulate innovative approaches to community flood risk management and enable communities at risk of flooding to work with key partners to develop innovative local solutions.” Resources created during this project include:
- From the Rochdale Pathfinder Project, a film produced by the First Rochdale Scout Group about their Flood Awareness Project which received the 2015 Silver Welly Award.
- From the Swindon Pathfinder Project:
- From the Northamptonshire Pathfinder Project:
The Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award was created in response to severe flooding in Cornwall and aims to promote better emergency preparedness. The award is open nationally to young people aged 5-18 predominantly within uniformed organisations but it is also starting to be rolled out in schools and youth organisations. From 2012-2016 over 18,000 young people have completed the award.
Play the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) updated version of ‘The Flood Game’ and see if you can make it out of the house to safety! Comes with instructions for players, parents and teachers. Also take a look at the other fun resources they have designed for children to find out more about flooding.
The ‘Susie the Childminder’ series, created by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum, includes a book aimed at young children entitled The Flood (available online with additional learning resources), which explores what happens when there is a flood at Susie’s house.
The What if…? programme is a set of interactive games designed by the Essex Resilience Forum to help children think about what to do in emergency situations.
Humber Local Resilience Forum has also created a children’s activity booklet ‘Let’s Get Ready For An Emergency’ with an accompanying set of Teacher Notes. The activity booklet includes sections on fire and flood safety using dot-to-dot, colouring and word search activities.
The e-Learning Prevention, Preparedness and Response (e-PPR) to Natural Disasters EU project (2014-16) involving Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service to develop an e-learning platform for children & adults about floods, wildfires, heatwaves and storms has a series of lecture materials for teachers including short 2-3 minute videos available via their e-learning platform such as What is a flood? and What should you do during a storm?
See also, information and links about the Hull Children’s Flood Project, an earlier project that greatly informed our Children, Young People and Flooding project.
Also the Scoping and Review Report on Evidence of Children, Young People, Disasters and Participation from the Cultures of Disaster Resilience Among Children and Young People (CUIDAR) EC project.
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