Friday, 29 June 2007

Year 10 hit number 1 with "Rivers"

The wait is now over!! As promised in earlier posts, here is the debut single from Year 10 Geographers titled "Rivers". Although they missed out on Glastonbury this year, hopes are high that they can claim top spot in the UK chart next week!

Listen to the track below and CLICK HERE to download the track for FREE. Better value than iTunes!!

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Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Arran Fieldtrip Day 2

Here are the pictures from day 2 of the fieldtrip to Arran. Can you hold on for days 3 and 4?

Mr Wilkinson leaves Archbishop Blanch

Mr Wilkinson has recently finished his PGCE placement at our school. Myself, Mrs Carson and Miss Tarpey would like to thank him for all of his hard work and inspirational ideas that he has brought to the department. I would also like to say thank you on behalf of the girls who have loved his lessons and learnt a great deal from his teaching.

Good luck in your new job at Notre Dame.

Didn't think we were going to let you off so here is a photos from your "field of dreams" on Arran where many special goals have been scored! Shame the opposition scored twice as many!

Arran Fieldtrip

Having just returned from an inspirational and interesting fieldtrip to the Isle of Arran, I am just getting round to putting the photographs onto the blog. So, here is day 1 from the fieldtrip. Enjoy!

Friday, 8 June 2007

G8 Summit - Heiligendamm, Germany

Today see's the final day of the G8 summit in Germany. The G8 is an international forum to deal with global issues, such as climate change and the campaign to reduce world poverty. BBC G8 information page.

The G8 involves 8 member countries; Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Japan, the USA, Canada and Russia. The Head of Governement from each country attends the summit to discuss a range of issues.

Of major importance this week has been the issue of climate change. An aim has been set this week to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050. Clearly this target needs to be kept to as the worlds climate continues to rise, threatening our planet.
BBC G8 climate change report.

Also on the agenda has been the issue of Aids. The G8 leaders have pledged $60 billion to fight Aids in Africa. It is thought that the USA will pledge half of the money. Leaders from 6 African counries will attend the G8 summit today to discuss the pledge and to talk about issues such as fairtrade.
Click here to view the BBC report in to the Africa Aids pledge.

G8 website

Thursday, 7 June 2007

The "River Song" hits Number 1!

Year 10 are about to hit the charts with their very own "river song"! Inspired by Mr Wilkinson armed with his Ocean Colour Scene CD, the girls were asked to come up with the lyrics to write a song about the formation of a river meander! The creative minds got to work straight away and the lyrics are now on paper. The recording session starts next week so listen out for the finished song. Available for download soon!!

The girls relaxing after an inspirational session writing the lyrics to their future hit!! The rubbish is deposition, not a messy classrrom. Honest!

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Year 8 - Earthquake Survival

Year 8 have been looking at how to be prepared for a disaster, particularly earthquakes. This week they have been looking at how to create an earthquake survival kit. It is identified that the first 72 hours after an earthquake are critical for survival, so pupils have been devising kits to prepare for living with out essential services for upto 72 hours.

Therefore, is an advisory website for the people of San Francisco, USA. It provides residents will vital information about how to be prepared for a disaster such as an earthquake.

Have a look at the site as it provides pupils with interesting information about how to plan and create an earthquake survival kit.