In Case of Emergency
With summer coming to an end in September, it’s time for a respite from the searing hot weather but not before the typhoon season blows its way to Japan. For typhoons we can have a decent amount of warning ahead of time with the forecasts. But for other emergencies it’s something that we need to be prepared for.
September 1 is Disaster Prevention Day, a day to raise awareness and remind everyone what to do in case of emergencies. At CGK we have a monthly drills to practice what to do in the event of a fire, earthquake, or a stranger or intruder situation. In these situations, the teachers and children practice different scenarios, such as injuries or evacuating to different areas, so that if an emergency does arise, everyone will be prepared for it. During the drills we always remind the children to follow these four rules:
1.Don’t push おさない。
2.Don’t run かけない。
3.Don’t speak しゃべらない。
4.Don’t go back もどらない。
By reviewing these simple rules, and the other things related to specific emergencies, with the children at home we can help the children be prepared in the unlikely event of an emergency.
John - Preschool Head Teacher (Australia)
Vice principal of CGK International School. From Australia.
After studying Education at the University of New South Wales (Australia), over 10 years of teaching from kindergarten to high school in Japan. Entertainer.