Monthly Archives: November 2016

Floods Damage and Flood Protection on Exmoor

I took a trip to my beloved Exmoor at the weekend to check out one of my favourite spots – Tarr Steps. Nearly a week ago, Storm Angus brought some serious rain (and snow) to the moor, and the resulting … Continue reading

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BBC Earth App

If you have been enjoying the recent BBC ‘Planet Earth’ series – you need to check out the new app: It was originally put together to celebrate presenter David Attenborough’s 90th birthday, and offers over a thousand clips – all … Continue reading

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Otto Is Here – Who Will Be Next?

Hurricane Otto has started to cause concern for a number of countries in the Caribbean and Central America. At least four people have already died in Panama in severe weather caused by the approach of the storm, which at present … Continue reading

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Floating Topicality – Reacting To Geography In The News

One thing I really miss since retiring is last-minute planning of lessons in response to ‘geography in the news’ events – the principle of ‘floating topicality’, a term I first heard used by  Jeff Stansfield, former geography advisor for Hampshire. … Continue reading

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Storm Angus Is First – Who Is Next?

Our first named winter storm – Storm Angus – passed through last night. Here are the agreed names for future storms in 2016/2017 – let’s hope we don’t get too far down the list! However, we did endure 11 named storms last year!

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Poem For The Classroom

I recently came across this delightful poem on Twitter (source: @thebradmontague). Could it have a use in geography lessons on immigration? Perhaps it would be a good way to introduce a discussion on values, tolerance etc Let me know if … Continue reading

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New Zealand Earthquake Poster For The Classroom

Further to my last blog entry, if you are teaching about the recent New Zealand earthquake –  you may want to take a look at this excellent poster  produced by the US Geological Service: It is available as a PDF … Continue reading

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