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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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General Discussion / Re: ArcGIS
« Last post by AliceWJ on September 23, 2016, 04:46:03 PM »
Hi, I'm hoping you can help me by directing me to the contact so I can buy ArcGIS as two of us in my Dept have hunted round the website and it doesn't have any obvious place to buy! Thank you so much in advance for any tips, I'd love to get my Yr 13 and 9s using it for Tectonics. Cheers, Alice
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General Discussion / Castle Head or Snowdonia FSC?
« Last post by AliceWJ on September 23, 2016, 04:41:33 PM »
Hello. We are off to Blencathra in 2017, for 5 days, but unfortunately they are already booked up for our dates in 2018! I would really appreciate any advice on whether you'd recommend their other LD centre at Castle Head or go to the FSC in Snowdonia instead. The trip is for Yr 12 students to gather data for their own glaciation coursework and/or to get some data in a rural settlement to compare with data they'll collect themselves back in London, for a Diverse Places themed coursework ( Edexcel). We will be catching the train from London and we hope to have around 20 pupils. They both look great to me, and I personally love both areas, so someone else's views would be useful.
Thank you in advance
Alice
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