Y9 were set the challenge this week to determine the best course of action during a volcanic eruption!
In groups of three, students had to take the roles of information coordinator, vulcanologist and crisis manager, and then take part in a simulation game where new events unfolded through the lesson, information had to be collated and applied to the topography and settlements on Montserrat, and then a decision made as to the best response. Pressure was on as the simulation was designed to be like the real thing with new information and reports coming thick and fast! Points were awarded for the most logical and effective risk response (without causing a panic amongst the residents and creating further problems) and finally students were asked to create a zone map based on likely risk. This enabled them to consider how managing hazards can be a major issue, and how scenarios can change unexpectedly.