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Showing posts from July, 2018

School's out for Summer

My latest blog post for the OS Leisure blog as part of my work as a GetOutside Champion is now up. It features some ideas for teachers (and non-teachers) to get outside this summer with a purpose. Why not visit a key case study location, or revisit your commute through new ideas, or get out your camera... Let me know if you use any of the ideas.

Hunstanton Cliffs - a new resource

A few resources which I worked on are hitting the internet now (or soon...) in time for the last part of the summer term, when hopefully there are some decisions being made about what to teach in the new academic year in terms of curriculum resources. First up is a resource which I wrote a while back, and which has now been added to the RGS website (although there are a few final touches still to be added I think...)  The resource has the context of the Hunstanton Cliffs, and their erosion and management, It's turned out nicely, and may be of use for those preparing students for NEAs and other situations. While we're on a coastal theme, check out this 170+ page report on erosion at Hemsby which contains a wealth of technical detail and images on this area of the coast which has been in the news for a while since the demolition of several beach side homes. Coastal management dilemmas:Hemsby in Norfolk faces rapid erosion & loss of homes. A plan suggesting 12 differ

Thought for the Day

The Fens is a great landscape. Hint any mountains to get in the way of the view. Norfolk Saying Image: Alan Parkinson

Earth in Vision

A few years ago, I was invited to be involved with the Earth in Vision project  as a teacher advisor of some kind (my memory is hazy) but was unable to get involved due to my teaching commitments. The project has been developing throughout that time, with assistance from other teachers such as Lauren Otoo, and earlier this week the website went live. It was one of a number of projects involving Joe Smith , the new director of the RGS-IBG. The project explores content from the BBC Archive , and collects that which has an environmental relevance for educators. There are three special eBooks which have been (or are being) produced as part of the project. One of them is of particular interest: a book by George Revill which explores how BBC programming has helped shape how people see the landscape in the way that it is (re)presented. This can be downloaded in various formats from this page.

Belle Tout

As seen in 'Look at it this Way' in the chapter on coastal erosion... Eric Ravilious, #BeachyHead Lighthouse-Belle Tout, 1939. By this time Belle Tout was used as a private home. This #watercolour shows the view from the lantern room towards the newer lighthouse. #Eastbourne #EastSussex #Artlovers #arte #twitart #art — Maude Frome (@frome_maude) June 30, 2018