Staying back from a fallen line could save your life. Damaged and fallen power lines are dangerous, so it's important to remind students to stay back and call 911 when they see a downed line.
Assess student participation in the outdoor activity and the classroom discussions.
The rules for staying safe around a downed power line are very easy to remember:
Down. Danger. Dial. If you come across a downed power line, it is dangerous even without touching it because the electricity can travel across the pavement (the ground can conduct electricity). To stay safe, stay back at least 10 metres, and dial 911 to report the emergency.