The Administration, Teachers and members of the PTA from Caye Caulkerís Oceanís Academy, Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School and Little Stars Preschool are taking their first step in creating an efficient School Safety Plan for their Staff, School and most importantly their Students. An efficient School Safety Plan is essential for the prevention and mitigation of a risk, as well as the preparedness of a school community to adequately respond to any emergency.

Their first step was partaking in a School Safety Course given by Mr. Jose Zuniga from the Ministry of Education starting on the 27th of February. They are now getting better prepared and learning necessary information on what to do or not do in case of different emergencies. This will help them improve their existing plan, resources and reduce future risks.

Working together with various organizations such as the Police, Fire Department, NEMO, Red Cross to coordinate further training in first aid, prevention and safety is important for any School Safety Plan, and these teachers are dedicated to have all the resources at hand for the safety of their children.

I am happy to say that they are taking this task serious and open the doors to any other parents who are willing to become a part of their team by educating themselves and participating in further training in first aid, psycho-social, search and rescue, fire prevention etcÖ

The children are our future and having the knowledge to keep them happy and in a safe environment will give them the opportunity to grow and be whatever they desire.

Caye Caulker Chronicles