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Saturday, January 25 • 13:15 - 14:15
BRAs and Harry Potter Wands: A student friendly approach to assessing risk

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Harry Potter probably thought risk assessment was boring and probably never bothered doing one. It's a miracle that 'the boy who lived' was still alive by the end of book 7.

Pieces of paper don't keep children safe. Conversations about understanding the risks, do. The outdoor learning program at ISD uses Benefit Risk Assessment (BRA) when undertaking any activity that has the potential to go wrong. BRAs provide a framework within which students consider the benefits of a particular activity before identifying risks. Once identified, it allows students to think about precautions that they can take to keep themselves safe.

During this session, participants will use sheath knives to create their own Harry Potter-style magic wand from a stick after completing a Benefit Risk Assessment. We will be considering the benefits of using a knife as a learning experience before identifying risks and taking the necessary precautions.

Participants will:
Develop an understanding of benefit risk assessments and when to use them.
Become equipped with a useful risk assessment tool which can be used with children.
Learn how to use a sheath knife safely.

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Simon Waterworth

Teacher, ISD

Saturday January 25, 2020 13:15 - 14:15 CET