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DISASTER SCENARIO PLAYED OUT AT PART OF ED-WISE’S RESILIENCE CHALLENGE

Dscf7090 (2)More than 60 students from schools across the Isle of Wight recently took part in a tabletop exercise, playing out a disaster scenario as part of Ed-WISE’s Resilience Challenge.

Ed-WISE, the local education charity whose purpose is to increase life chances and education opportunities for young people, recently led the major new initiative for schools, working with the Department of Business and Trade.

The Isle of Wight is a demonstrator site for developing the Government’s National Digital Twin Programme. This means developing the use of data to make informed decisions, or Information Management. Ed-WISE has been awarded the role of coordinating student learning on this subject.

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Over a couple of days, Ed-WISE worked with 60 Island students from 10 Island schools to navigate through a disaster scenario as part of the Resilience Challenge. The event took place at Building 41 in Cowes.

Working with industry professionals, the students learnt to make the right choices and source the right information.

David Thornton, Ed-WISE CEO, comments:

“This was a groundbreaking event to be involved with and the students learned some fantastic skills over the course of just a couple of days. We had great feedback to the event from both students and industry professionals who supported at the event.”

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