Today at 09:15 we had our first fire drill. The children, as always, did a very good job at exiting the building. They lined up in single file and exited quietly and in order, following the instruction of their teacher.
It did however take too long. It took 5 minutes and we largely believe this was due to exiting in single file down the stairwell. What we will practice the next time is the efficacy of exiting the building in parallel. I would ideally like the timing to be around 2:30-3:00 minutes.
Ultimately, we were very happy with the performance of both staff and students and most importantly the students know what to do in the event of the fire alarm ringing.
Please commend your child when they come home on a job well done.