‘Getting the kids back to school’: education and the emotional geographies of the 2007 Hull floods

Convery, Ian ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2527-5660 , Balogh, Ruth and Carroll, Bob (2010) ‘Getting the kids back to school’: education and the emotional geographies of the 2007 Hull floods. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 3 (2). pp. 99-111.

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Major flood events almost inevitably affect education and are likely to have a lasting impact on a school and community. In this paper, based on interviews with head teachers carried out in Hull during December 2008, we focus on the 2007 flood event in Hull and the way this affected schools and pupils in the city. The paper indicates the importance of reintegrating children (and families) into community structures such as schools as soon as possible after the flood and of creating safe spaces (‘circle time’) within the school classroom for pupils to explore their flood experiences. While we have commented on the potential therapeutic value of circle time in a post-disaster situation, we acknowledge that more research is required.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Flood Risk Management
Publisher: Wiley Open Access
ISSN: 1753-318X
Departments: Institute of Science and Environment > Forestry and Conservation
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2023 11:10
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 09:16
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6841


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