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.
Save the Children has produced a leaflet giving advice to families, carers and teachers who are concerned about the impact of emergencies on children’s well-being. How to help children cope with emergencies could be of use to those supporting and working with children and young people who have been affected by the flooding in the UK.
JBA Trust has produced some resources to support learning about rivers, coasts and flood visualisation:
The Rivers Trust has created a schools hub with interactive educational resources for key stages 2, 3, 4 & 5.
The Met Office has created a set of curriculum-linked resources for 7-11 and 11-14 year olds that help young people understand the wide-reaching impacts of weather and climate change locally and globally.
The Anglia Water SUDS project Make Rain Happy – protecting your environment using sustainable drainage is a resource designed for use in schools and draws links between two extreme weather events: drought and flooding.
FlashFlood is a virtual reality film and is a great way to allow children and adults to become immersed in a flood event if they haven’t witnessed one before (sponsored by NERC – Natural Environment Research Council).
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 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! The game comes with instructions for players, parents and teachers. Also take a look at their other fun resources including this short film about an Interactive flooding model which demonstrates, in an engaging way, how flooding can occur in an urban setting and what people can do to protect themselves from the impacts of floods.
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 British Red Cross have created the Pillowcase Project, an emergency preparedness resource for 7-11 year-olds, designed to help children understand, cope with and respond to weather-related emergencies that could happen in their community.
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 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) involved Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service in developing an e-learning platform for children & adults about floods, wildfires, heatwaves and storms. There is a series of 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?
- information and links about the Hull Children’s Flood Project, an earlier project that greatly informed our work on Children, Young People and Flooding.
- outputs from our team’s Cultures of Disaster Resilience Among Children and Young People (CUIDAR) EC project:
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