SHOCFlood stands for School Hubs Of Community Flood Risk Reduction.  SHOCFlood is a two year project funded through the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and being delivered by OASES. The project has worked with eight communities in priority flood risk areas and the schools have helped lead these communities in reducing flood risk, in partnership with the Environment Agency and Climate North East. Schools in these areas have become a hub of community action to increase resilience to flooding by helping to raise awareness about local flood risks, encouraging positive action to be taken and increasing flood preparedness.

The Environment Agency identified eight communities at risk of flooding in the North East England:
• Wolsingham – Trod Beck
• Ponteland – River Pont
• Yarm – River Tees
• Middlesbrough – Marton West Beck
• Middlesbrough – Ormesby Beck
• Middlesbrough – Middle Beck
• Bishop Auckland - Tindale Beck
• West Auckland – River Gaunless/Oakley Cross Beck

The way in which schools participated in SHOCFlood varied but benefits included:
• £1500 funding for each community
• Support to develop and deliver cross-curricular work in the school, helping to raise pupil achievement and attainment
• Facilitation of key stake-holder partnerships
• Co-ordination of work between schools
• Support with community engagement 
• Publicity and promotion

 The educational resources for schools in each community are availible here:
Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE