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At Hamstead Hall Community Learning Centre in Birmingham a group of Year 8 students volunteer to act as peer educators to help run a project with the Red Cross.
Operation Amphibian is a simulation activity designed to show young children how the Red Cross deals with emergencies, in this case, a severe flood.
The project is peer lead, meaning secondary pupils lead primary school children through the entire simulation.
Gill Allbutt of the Red Cross and her team train the peer educators to develop their leadership skills while gradually giving them responsibility and ownership of the exercise. Tasks include teaching first aid, land mapping, shelter construction and clean water distribution.
Finally, we hear the students reflections on the day's activities and what they have learned.
Part of the series: The Challenge