Category Archives: Travel

Flag Maths In The Classroom

When I was teaching, I always had a number of geography students who were obsessed with country flags. I am sure they would have loved to play around with flag designs in this ‘maths meets flags’ exercise I came across … Continue reading

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Fly Over Iceland – Reykjavik’s New Attraction

Back in December, I took my family to Disney World in Florida. My six year old grandson insisted on testing out all of the adventure rides, and I had the job of accompanying him. I quietly really enjoyed myself, and … Continue reading

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New Eruption For Iceland?

At this time of year, I am preparing for my first trips of the season to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor for Rayburn Tours. I have been watching with interest the reports of new volcanic activity in the country. … Continue reading

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Warming Stripes Climate Change Visualisations

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog about ‘warming stripes’ and how they could be used to add strong visual images to lessons on climate change: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/climate-change-visualisations/ These ‘warming stripe’ graphics are visual representations of the change in … Continue reading

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Most Visited Countries 2019

I always love a good ‘geo list’ – great to include in lesson content, to use as a lesson opener or closer, to use in quizzes, or to use as part of wall displays (especially the ‘hide the answer behind … Continue reading

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Can You Name The World’s Highest Peaks?

A Special Forces veteran has just completed the fastest ever ascent of the world’s 14 highest peaks – in just 189 days. This amazing feat achieved by former Gurkha soldier Nirmal Purja knocked no less than seven-and-a-half years off the … Continue reading

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Kit List For Iceland

Anyone lucky enough to be travelling to Iceland this Autumn? To make sure you take everything you need, why not check out this kit list provided by Rayburn Tours? https://www.rayburntours.com/blog/2019/10/07/iceland-school-trip-kit-list/

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