Education

Working with education bodies like Education Scotland and Learning Teaching Scotland is one of the ways we can raise awareness of flood risk in Scotland and how to prepare for flooding. Our information and resources help practitioners plan and deliver learning experiences aimed at helping learners prepare for and deal with emergencies in line with the Curriculum for Excellence.

Flooding can be considered within four of the eight Curriculum for Excellence areas:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Studies
  • Languages
  • Technologies

Flooding is also part of Education Scotland’s work on Ready for Emergencies  which hosts a resources section using many of SEPA's tools and information packs.

Models and demonstrations

Bringing the impacts of flooding to life in an engaging and interactive way can educate people about flood risk and what they can do to prepare.

  • Interactive flooding model - The model brings flooding to life by demonstrating how flooding can occur in an urban setting and what people can do to protect themselves from the impacts of floods.
  • Tweed Forum catchment model - The catchment model shows how using natural techniques to store and slow the flow of water can help us to manage flooding. The model compares to river catchments, one featuring natural flood management and the other representing a more typical rural landscape.
  • Flooding wheel of fortune - This is an online game to show how making an investment in property protection can reduce the impacts of flooding and save you money in the long run. The game is played across a 75 year period and considers the uncertainty of flooding.

Educational theatre

Rapid Departure, an interactive play in which the audience becomes the village locals. After a successful tour across the north of Scotland the play returned in February and March 2016 to visit other areas around Scotland. The play, which is delivered by Right Lines Production and sponsored by Floodline, gave people an opportunity to consider how flooding could impact their community and how they can take steps to prepare.

In partnership with Theatre&, a drama-based teaching group, we created a short play for school children called 'Keep Calm and Call Floodline'. The play educates children and young people about our flood monitoring, the dangers of flooding and how to prepare and deal with a flood.

If you would like to order a copy of 'Keep Calm and Call Floodline' on DVD please contact us. A resource pack for teachers is also available. You may also find our flooding animations useful and these can be found on our Floodline website or vimeo account.

Presentations

Our team of Flood Advisors can visit your school or help you to develop projects that can educate young people about flood risk in Scotland and how to be prepared.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us.