Monthly Archives: August 2016

Remembering The Somme

Last weekend, I enjoyed watching Exeter Chiefs win their second pre-season warm-up game against Ulster at Sandy Park. Before the game, I made a visit to a wonderful piece of artwork that had been installed in the club bar to … Continue reading

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Recreate Olympic Races In Your Home Area

Having really enjoyed the recent Olympic Games in Rio – I found this web site a load of fun. It is also a great way to teach scale in the classroom. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/18/sports/olympics/olympic-races-near-you.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0 It allows you to type in an address … Continue reading

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Date For Your Diary: Twitter Chat For Geographers

Calling all geography teachers! There will be a public forum on Twitter starting: Wednesday 31st August from 7.30-8pm All are welcome to contribute or just watch what is happening.. A great way to make new connections and squirrel new ideas. … Continue reading

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Plastic Bags, Rwanda, and Community Action

A number of recent articles in the press have highlighted the fact that there has been a massive reduction in the use of plastic bags since a charge for their use was introduced. To put some numbers to this, the … Continue reading

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Mapping The Sea Bed

An interesting article in this weekend’s Sunday Times described an exciting plan to map the sea bed.        http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gurgle-maps-to-reveal-seas-deep-secret-kh98kq25v?shareToken=a849176215cdb7e5547dd69b3ed2094d  Scientists are planning to use advanced sonar on  ships and submarines to scan the entire ocean floor ‘Google Maps’ style … Continue reading

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Will You See The Perseid Meteor Shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is the most famous of all the meteor showers, and has been visible since the end of July, with one meteor an hour crossing the sky. But the action begins to hot up by the 10th August, with up … Continue reading

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Support Groups For New Exams

I know that a lot of geography teachers are currently slaving away in their holidays to prepare for new year and the new GCSE exam syllabi.  A couple of new collaborative groups have been set up on Facebook to share … Continue reading

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