When I heard that we were going to have a mock disaster drill for all staff and students on Friday after the last period I was not exactly jumping for joy. BUT what I learned is .......
There is no limit to the things that Bhutanese students can take delight in.
This was no ordinary drill I would describe this as more of a staging of an earthquake.
The search and rescue team were both well equipped and resourceful.
The emergency treatment centre engaged in their role with exuberance.
The victims seemed to have been selected for their acting talents.
Even the school dogs co-operated and assembled as required. Though I am pretty sure no-one had a checklist with their names on it!
The high ranking dignitaries and others doing a computer course in our IT lab were even drawn outdoors to see what all the commotion was about.
And the verdict the next morning in assembly was ...... A job well done but next time we need to have staff as victims too as it won't only be the students who are injured if we do experience a disaster!
At the end of the day it was all good fun and really "make 'em laugh and you'll make 'em learn" is my motto!
It is a pity that none of the 15 or so short videos I shot can be uploaded with our connection as they really were having great fun and it was a good indication of the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the school system!
A US Geological Survey map of a recent earthquake centred well south east of us in Assam India. It is a very active part of the world geologically speaking.