Resources and fun facts to help children learn more about flooding:
Our team of researchers at Lancaster University worked with children and young people affected by flooding in different parts of England. We wanted to hear from them what it’s like to experience a flood and how it affects families, school and home life. We also wanted to find out their ideas about what more needs to be done to help families prepare for flooding and how to deal with it when it happens. The most important thing the children told us is that everyone should learn about the risks of flooding and what to do if there is a flood. Our team at Lancaster University has created some games and videos, based on the children’s experiences and what they said. These will help you find out more about what happens during and after a flood.
Dr Alison Lloyd Williams - Senior Research Associate
Can you help Callum?
The Help Callum virtual reality video, developed by the Environment Agency, the Serious GeoGames Lab, Lancaster University and the University of Hull, shares a boy's experience of flooding through his own eyes. Watch Callum tell his own story of how his family's home flooded and their journey towards recovery. Callum wants to ask you: how would you help?
Explore what it's like to experience and recover from flooding and find out more about how it affects people's lives in Lancaster University's Flood Snakes and Ladders game. There are multi-player and single-player versions available. This game is suitable for ages 10+.
Access the Flood Snakes and Ladders game here: Flood Snakes & Ladders (lancs.ac.uk)
The 'Get Flood Ready' game by Lancaster University takes you on a journey through flooding and recovery. Learn more about flooding and how you can prepare. This game can be played by yourself, in groups of 2-4 or a whole class, and is suitable for primary school ages.
You can play the Get Flood Ready game here: Get Flood Ready! Game (lancs.ac.uk)
Teaching and home learning
Whether you're teaching a class or learning from home, The Flood Hub has a wide range of fun and informative lesson plans about flooding, suitable for children aged 7-11 (Key Stage 2).
You can access these lessons here: KS2 Flooding Lessons | The Flood Hub