“Lessons learned for disaster prevention measures” First training at Okawa Elementary School for newly appointed principal Miyagi November 4, 17:05

At Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, where many children and faculty members were killed in the Great East Japan Earthquake, training was held this year for the principals of newly appointed schools.

It will be 10 years since the earthquake struck next year, and this is the first time that the Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education has been training staff locally.

At Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki City, a total of 84 children and faculty members were killed in the tsunami nine years ago, and in a trial caused by some of the bereaved families, the prefecture and city were ordered to compensate and pointed out inadequate disaster prevention measures. The ruling was finalized in October last year.

The Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education will conduct training for faculty and staff locally in order to apply the lessons learned to disaster prevention measures, and on the first four days, this year, he was newly appointed as the principal of elementary and junior high schools and high schools in the prefecture. People participated.

The instructor was Mr. Toshiro Sato, a former teacher who lost his second daughter who was in the sixth grade at that time, and Mr. Sato said, "I want you to see the appearance of Okawa Elementary School before the earthquake and the current school building after thinking of your own school. On that day, instead of putting on a lid, facing each other firmly and imagining what kind of face each child evacuated will lead to disaster prevention. "

The prefectural board of education has a policy of expanding the scope of training to all newly hired faculty and staff from next year.

After the training, Mr. Sato said, "Until 10 years have passed since the earthquake, I felt that such training should not be held and I should properly deal with the lost lives. The principals told me about Okawa Elementary School at their own school. I think it will change even more if the lessons are spread. "