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Civil defence "disaster day" for Gladstone Primary

Civil defence "disaster day" for Gladstone Primary

Earthquakes, tsunamis and flooding will all be on the agenda for the “Dealing with disasters day” at Gladstone Primary in Mt Albert on Friday, 6 June 2003.

The civil defence day aims to teach some of Gladstone Primary School’s students and teachers about what to do in an emergency.

Auckland City is hosting the event in partnership with the New Zealand Police, New Zealand Fire Service, St John Ambulance and the Red Cross. This will be the second Civil Defence day hosted by Auckland City, following the successful event at Tamaki Primary School last year.

Each organisation will be setting up a stand in the school grounds to demonstrate their services. St John Ambulance will demonstrate basic first aid and the police will be advising students about personal safety and explaining their role in emergency situations.

The New Zealand Fire Service will be bringing along their popular “Wendy house” – a simulated smoke filled house where students need to navigate their way out.

After lunch a mock emergency will be staged for the syndicate of five classrooms so students can practice what they have learned about coping with disasters in the morning sessions.

Friends and family are invited to attend.

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