Category Archives: General Geo

Painted Cliffs At Sidmouth

  The Triassic sandstone cliffs at Sidmouth are a famous landmark in Devon, noted for their earthy red colour. However, they made the news last week when the local Council was accused by a geologist of “corporate vandalism” for painting … Continue reading

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Ten New Mega Cities By 2030 – Some New Data for the Classroom

According to the World Economic Forum, ten world cities are predicted to achieve mega-city status by the year 2030. Mega-cities are urban areas with over 10 million inhabitants, and there are currently 31 of them across the world. The continued … Continue reading

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Landscapes From Old Books

I came across a fascinating web site this week showcasing the work of Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee. He practices a form of mixed media artwork called ‘altered books’ that changes a book from its original form into something with a … Continue reading

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New National Parks Poster for the Classroom

The Ordnance Survey has recently produced a stunning poster to celebrate 70 years of Great Britain’s National Parks: The poster shows the varied landscapes of our 15 National Parks which are ordered by the year they were created, from the … Continue reading

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Images of Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution – particularly in the oceans – has become a major issue of modern times. I recently discovered an excellent web site that contains a series of thought provoking images that could be used to raise awareness of plastic … Continue reading

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Travel Inspiration From An Eight Year Old Russian Boy

At the beginning of this month, the BBC news web site carried an interesting story with a distinct geographical flavour. It described the adventures of an eight-year-old boy from the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia who has won social … Continue reading

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Geo Lists for the Classroom

I really like an interesting ‘geo – list’, always good value for Lesson starters, class questions, and content for schemes of work. Here are a couple of gems I have come across recently. Firstly, is a list of the countries … Continue reading

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