Saturday, 29 March 2008
The reason that Google has "turned the lights out" on its homepage is that today is the day of Earth Hour. Last year Sydney took a stand against climate change and switched off the lights for an hour... This year, it is a global event, with cities across the world switching off their lights for an hour at 8.00pm local time.
Will you be joining in? Leave a comment and let us know!
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Click on the picture to link to the original version from The Times.
Friday, 14 March 2008
Read the article, and some interesting reader's comments here.
You also have 4 days left on BBC iPlayer to watch The Poles are Coming - an excellent programme that was on the other day as part of the BBC's White Season. Well worth a watch for GCSE and AS groups.
Thursday, 13 March 2008
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Beechenhill Farm is near Ilam and Ashbourne, and is an organic dairy farm. The farmers, Sue and Terry Prince, have set up a really useful and interesting website, with lots and lots of information, and particularly good is the Virtual Farm Tour. The site also has a Beechenhill timeline, looking at the history of the Peak District, and looking at the farm and farming practice in the context of the Peak District, Britain and Europe.
It is essential reading for Yr11, who need to know about a specific example of a farm as a system (inputs, outputs, stores and transfers), and to consider issues of sustainability, diversification, etc. but well worth a look for everyone else as well.
Monday, 10 March 2008
Dan and the team will be entertaining the nation with 6 hours of Geography, starting at 3.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday)... You can watch - and rate their performance, send in questions, etc. online, and there will be a highlights show on BBC3.
Sunday, 9 March 2008
As part of his tour of the Caribbean, Prince Charles visited Montserrat yesterday, and saw the long-term economic, social and environmental impacts of the 1997 eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano.
As part of his tour of the Caribbean, Prince Charles visited the island of Montserrat yesterday.
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Monday, 3 March 2008
There will be a Fairtrade Stall in H5 at lunchtimes this week, and tickets for the Fairtrade Raffle are on sale every break and lunchtime this week in Humanities... Some very nice prizes to be won!
If you want to find out more about Fairtrade, have a look at the website of the Fairtrade Foundation http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/