What would you do in the aftermath of a disaster if your house was soseverely damaged that it was unliveable? What would your local school do?
Well, Year 7-8 children of Poutama syndicate at Waikanae School ‘walked the talk’ when they had their survivors day.
The school field was transformed with shelters of variousshapes and sizes, using tarpaulins, bamboo poles, ropes and other scavenged materials.
During the day the children had a range of tasks to complete challenging their creativity and ingenuity.
With the children staying in shelters and tents overnight they were grateful they held the day just before the southerly storm hit the Region — and the weather was fine and not too cold for the survivors!