Registration for the NouHätä! campaign continues for a week until 10.2. Registration continues so that every school that wants to participate may do so. Up to this point XXX schools all over Finland have registered.
Schools registered for the campaign will be invited to the digital qualifying competition. The qualifying competition begins 27.2. and ends 17.3.
Information session about the competitions for schools
An information session for schools about the competition will be organized 15.2. at 14.00. The event will briefly review this springs competition. Participants also have a chance to ask question at the event.
You can register for the information session until 15.2. at 12.00. The event will be held only in Finnish.
This school year, in addition to preventing accidents and what to do in the event of one, the NouHätä! campaign highlights the importance of being prepared in case of incidents and sheltering indoors. The new teaching materials support this year’s themes. Social media influencers popular among middle schoolers are taking up the challenge of having their electricity cut off for an extended period of time.
Over the past year, issues related to preparedness have been in the news and public discourse more frequently than in decades. With the pandemic and the war in Europe and the resulting possibility of long power outages and other disruptions, people are forced to learn new kind of knowledge and skills. That’s why preparing for incidents has been raised as a theme in the 27th NouHätä! campaign.
Preparedness skills are also important for school-age children who may spend much of the day alone or in the company of others their age. It is important that children to know what to do and not to do if the power or water suddenly goes out, for example. There are separate teaching materials on preparedness issues available on the NouHätä website.
New NouHätä! teaching materials
NouHätä’s teaching materials have been updated and published on the website. The material consists of four lessons. The new content deals with incidents that disrupt normal living and sheltering indoors. The background to the updated material is a recommendation that households should be prepared to survive for 72 hours in the event of an that incident that disrupts the normal functioning of society.
The other lessons deal with fire prevention, what to do in the event of fire, and accidents and injuries.
The NouHätä! campaign meets the requirements of the core curriculum for comprehensive schools. The materials have been prepared as a collaboration by teaching and safety professionals. The materials can be freely used by teachers and instructors and customised according to need.
The campaign’s social media influencers took up the 72hrs Challenge
How will social media influencers popular among school-age children get by without electricity? The theme of the season is strongly in focus on NouHätä’s social media channels on TikTok, Instagram and Facebook. The campaign’s message is promoted this year by three social media influencers: Frozen Banana, Khaled Azizi and Veetu. The influencers responded to the campaign’s 72hrs preparedness challenge each in their own way.
Signups for NouHätä are open until 3 February 2023. Sign up your school today!
NouHätä! campaign has supported schools in teaching of rescue skills for over a quarter of century. In this time about 850 000 eighth graders have received safety education by the campaign. Registration for this school years NouHätä! campaign has opened and will continue until 3.2.2023.
Preparedness for disruptions such as extended power outages will be brought up even more in this school years campaign. Even now there are versatile teaching materials on the campaign’s webpage. During the autumn the materials will be updated with new lessons that will include the preparedness theme more extensively.
The NouHätä! campaign year will culminate on the spring semester to the national rescue skills competition. This year the preliminary competition will be held online. After that the regional competition will be held in each welfare area in traditional way with theory and action tasks. The best team from each area will go to the final held in Kuopio.
Registration to NouHätä! is busy and already more than 150 schools have participated. Registration is open until 3.2.2023.