The Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) played host to a group of 20 pre-school children and three teachers from the International School of Stavanger (ISS), during a recent visit on 7 April.
Welcomed by JWC’s Protocol Office and Austrian Army Lieutenant Colonel Markus Schilcher, the children, aged 4 and 5 years, first had the opportunity to visit JWC’s Guard Section, then they were shown around the 426th Air Base Squadron, where they were offered snacks and drinks at the Community Centre and enjoyed the playground.
The children were then escorted to the Bunker where they took part in a “kid-friendly” mock fire and evacuation drill by the Fire Brigade (CIC) from Camp Madla, which started promptly after the children were briefed on methods of rescue and evacuation in an emergency situation and asked to raise the fire alarm. After much excitement and action, safety conditions were ensured in the Bunker, and the fire fighters served the children cupcakes.
“The children enjoyed a day of fun and learning as much as we enjoyed hosting them here at the JWC,” said Maj Trudi Skjelde, JWC’s Chief Protocol Office.
Founded in 1966, the International School of Stavanger (ISS) has a long and strong tradition of serving the needs of those seeking an English-language education in the dynamic Stavanger Region.
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