This week’s kinda short and to the point. We’ve been flooded in down south of Sydney on one of the Yr 9 programs and thankfully, we’ve been flooded in in a good way! How can we been flooded in in a good way I hear you ask?! Well last year, we got flooded to the point we had to evacuate from the campus, then I ended up sleeping on a gym matt for the night (not comfy at all)!
Last Year's Gym Matt
This time, we’re all ok, we’re still on site and the right decisions have been made about changes to activities. We’d planned for canoeing on Saturday, then abseiling and archery on Sunday. However, none of these could be safely run with the continuous deluge of rain we’ve been having and it’s put our upcoming 3 day expedition in doubt as well.
Slightly Wet Out There!
We’d been watching this weather front for days on the Bureau of Meteorology, so it was no surprise when it hit yesterday. This is why regular weather checks and updates are so important for safely planning and implementing activities. It reduces your risk and can save you massive amounts of time dealing with bad situations you don’t need to be in.
Flooding Around Us!
So with endless rain falling, roads blocked and floods surrounding us, we’ve stayed indoors, taught some lessons. Now everyone’s learnt something, had fun and are safe and dry. The bottom line this week is that even though sometimes taking students out in adverse weather conditions can be character building, in situations like this it’s not! Therefore, changing plans and rethinking activities is a vital part of your risk management and operational management strategy to ensure you keep everyone safe from seriously dangerous weather conditions.
Oh and I finally watched Tron! Awesome movie.