All schools in Oslo are now being offered a course on how to talk to children about what is happening in Ukraine. At the same time, schools are checking their stocks of iodine tablets.
“Many children and young people experience what is happening as frightening. They see news broadcasts and short video clips where they witness people in a desperate and confusing situation. In school, we want to help students by talking about what is happening,” Marte Gerhardsen, director of Oslo Schools, stated.
She says that all schools in the capital have received practical help on how to talk to students and that they will be offered a course on how to talk to children and young people about what is happening in Ukraine.
In January 2020, all schools in Oslo were given iodine tablets as part of nuclear preparedness in Oslo Municipality.
“We have encouraged schools to review their plans and make sure they are up to date. In this connection, the schools will check the stocks of iodine tablets and whether they have (the necessary) consent of parents to distribute the tablets to the students,” Gerhardsen said.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation
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