Monday, 30 April 2007

Kent Earthquake

Of particular interest to Year 8 pupils at the moment as they are working through their 'hazards module.
On Saturday the 28th of April an earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hit the county of Kent in South-East England.
Click here to read the story on the bbc website.
Image courtesy of Getty Images on

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Year 12 - The Impact of an MNC (Bhopal Case Study)

Having investigated the positive and negative impacts of MNCs on developing countries, your task isto create a case study of the impact of an MNC in Bhopal, India.

As with similar case studies, I would like you to create a Powerpoint slideshow and then upload your finished case study to the 'year12blanchgeograhy' slideshare website. will the main source of information for your case study.

Divide your case study into the following sections:

  • How the disaster happened?
  • The effects?
  • Union Carbide's response?

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Give Geography It's Place - BBC say 'Geographers'

For all you avid geographers out there, the 'Give Geography It's Place' team have been campaigning for organisations to recognise Geography as a subject in its own right, not just bundled in with science.

A breakthrough has been made! In the the BBC news report below, the reporter uses the word 'Geographers' rather than going for the common term 'Scientists'. Is this the beginning of greater things for Geography? Lets hope so!!

Friday, 20 April 2007

Year 11 - Measuring Development

Copy of the powerpoint from the 'measuring development' lesson.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Year 8 - Kashmir Earthquake (Homework)

Here is the information from the lesson to allow you to complete your diary entry.

Homework due in on Tuesday 24th April

Create a diary entry for this girl who was involved in the Kashmir earthquake.
Some questions to get you thinking!

What will her life be like?
What feelings will she have?
What has happened to her?
What does she need to do?
What will the future be like?

Sunday, 1 April 2007

Sorry for the lack of posts

Just a quick message to apologise for the lack of posts recently.

I have had my 'home' broadband cancelled as I try to switch providers. The 'lovely' Tiscali are testing my patience by not removing the 'tags' from my line. Therefore, I am left with no internet for over a month!

I hope to have the situation resolved soon (now OFCOM are involved!), so please return to the site soon as I will update a significant amount of information when I'm back online.