Friday, 30 September 2011


The Year 9 geographers have been having a look at Montserrat in their geography lessons this week... The Montserrat Volcanic Observatory have just posted this lovely photo on their Facebook page... Click on the photo to link to the MVO website.

Friday, 5 August 2011

London 2 London

I've just come across this very interesting sounding expedition via Twitter. Sarah Outen left London on 1st April 2011 and her plan is to travel all the way round the world and back to London using only her own power - three continents and two oceans by boat and bike!

Check out Sarah's expedition website here. You can also follow Sarah's progress via Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Fantastic video via @al_humphreys... Probably coming to a Geography lesson near you in September!

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Saturday, 23 July 2011


Nice video to launch Oxfam's new food security campaign.

Click here to find out more and get involved.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Summer Geography Competition

Wherever you are heading over the summer holidays, keep an eye out for all things geographical so that you can enter our lovely competition...

The competition is open to all students who will be in Year 8, 9, 10 or 11 in September, and there'll be a prize for each year group.

Your challenge is to create a collage of your geographical summer holiday. You might want to include maps, photographs, tickets, objects.... from places you visit. It doesn't matter whether you're going to Crich Tramway Museum or the Great Wall of China, and your collage can be based on a day, a week or the whole summer holiday.

Entries will be judged on creativity, imagination and geographical-ness...

Your entry needs to be handed to Miss Ellis in H7 by the end of the day on Friday 9th September, and must be clearly labelled with your full name and your [new] form.

Have fun!!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

A new nation

The Guardian has its version of 'the new world map' here. It's new because it includes South Sudan - the world's newest country as of today. You can read more about South Sudan from the BBC here and on the Worldmapper blog.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Young Geographer of the Year 2011

Could you be the RGS's Young Geographer of the Year 2011? Click on the flyer below to go to the RGS's website where there are more details about the competition and what you need to do.