I have not done an Earthquake drill at school since I was in Primary school. So it was quite timely to practice a drill recently. Drop, Cover, Hold ….. if there is time! As teachers we, our families and our school need to be clear what we will be doing post earthquake. I.e. Rushing home, helping injured or staying at school. With an adult family I expect to be one of those staying at school to care for students until families come to collect them. It is just as well we have these things worked out in advance, until Christchurch I had not given it a thought.
I expect having a plan gives peace of mind to students parents.