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General Discussion / Re: Working outside
« Last post by lizzie1 on September 24, 2016, 03:29:55 PM »
Wow! Thank you all- you're all amazing  :)
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General Discussion / Re: SAGT conference Sat 29th October Coatbridge
« Last post by GB geographer on September 23, 2016, 10:21:05 PM »
A wonderful little one day conference which I've been to (almost) every year since 2005.... In half term too, so make a weekend of it in Glasgow...
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General Discussion / Re: Free resource from British Red Cross on earthquakes
« Last post by GB geographer on September 23, 2016, 10:19:55 PM »
Written by.... ahem... :)
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General Discussion / Re: Working outside
« Last post by GB geographer on September 23, 2016, 10:19:25 PM »
Check out all of our Mission:Explore stuff, such as the free Empty Classroom Day suggestions here:

Explore Outside the Classroom: https://emptyclassroomday.org.uk/resources/
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General Discussion / Re: Castle Head or Snowdonia FSC?
« Last post by GB geographer on September 23, 2016, 10:17:36 PM »
Also second Rhyd-Y-Creuau - will be back there later this year with our 6th formers...
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General Discussion / Re: Castle Head or Snowdonia FSC?
« Last post by AliceWJ on September 23, 2016, 09:25:33 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply. Sounds great!
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General Discussion / Re: ArcGIS
« Last post by AliceWJ on September 23, 2016, 09:22:54 PM »
Thank you, much appreciated. Alice
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General Discussion / Re: ArcGIS
« Last post by Rob Chambers on September 23, 2016, 08:15:50 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Working outside
« Last post by hre99 on September 23, 2016, 06:53:26 PM »
Ideas collected from lots of other people over the years:

•   Chewing gum survey
•   Geological timeline for what can be found/seen around the school (sun, atmosphere, soil, rocks, metal … clouds, raindrops, Mrs E etc
•   Photo hunts (with map/photo orientation)
•   ‘Urban’ (school site) + ‘rural’ (field) temperature differences
•   Best site to locate a ….?
•   Wind speeds and turbulence around site compared to field – using strip of paper for speeds and bubbles for turbulence
•   Measuring carbon stored etc. in trees on the site – using clinometers etc.
•   Species diversity in different areas – or compared to what might have been there before school built
•   Searching for evidence of global connections
•   Evidence of weathering
•   Use the sand in the long jump pit for model making
•   Make a video to show … erosion processes/LSD/food chains, nutrient cycling etc. …you have one hour
•   Take photos to ‘re-present’ the school site from a different perspective (an art teacher did a session beforehand to teach skills of good photo construction etc.)
•   Make a model to show …. from anything you can collect on the field (health and safety guidance needed!)
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General Discussion / Re: Castle Head or Snowdonia FSC?
« Last post by edge on September 23, 2016, 06:41:31 PM »
We've been going to Rhyd-y-creaua (spelling is off, there are too many vowels and I can never get them in the right order!) in Snowdonia for years. It's lovely, fantastic staff (office, kitchen, housekeeping), well kept property, excellent fieldwork locations and great food. Some rooms are. Dry small in the newer part of the building, but big enough for what they are - if that makes sense?! This of bathrooms and showers and almost all the staff rooms are now en suite. Where they can, they've always given us singles for staff too. It's worth giving them a call to chat through the specifics in terms of the taught course. They've always been very flexible too and used our resources (fieldwork booklets) with the kids, which makes my life easier back at school as everything is in one place. They accomodate us arriving late in the evening and provide a (paid) room for our coach driver - I really cannot fault them.  Looking forward to my next visit this July!
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