The old Courtenay Elementary School site, was the scene of a full scale emergency response exercise and Comox Valley students played a starring role on this one this afternoon.

Paul Berry is with School District 71, and also speaks for Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, he says thirty students from Brooklyn Elementary played the role of earthquake victims, complete with full makeup.

Berry says there was plenty of action at the exercise site.

Berry says overall the exercise went smoothly and was a valuable exercise for local students, adding a full contingent of Comox Valley school officials were on hand for the exercise.