Sunday, 14 June 2009

National Recycling Week

June 22nd-29th is National Recycling Week. What can you do to encourage your family or friends at school to recycle more? Have a look at for some ideas!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

The Box

Last November the BBC fitted a 40 ft cargo container with a GPS tracking device to follow its movements for a year. The results can be seen on the website shown above on The Box, including a map showing its progress around the world. This shows globalisation in practice with many different products being transported to far away locations.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Thousands flee Australian floods

Large areas of New South Wales and Queensland on Australia's east coast have been declared disaster zones following strong winds and torrential rain. This has caused massive floods, killing at least two people and cutting off 20,000. Beaches have been closed due to dangerous swells caused by the strong winds.

Monday, 4 May 2009

The Geography of swine flu

The spread of diseases like swine flu provides an interesting case study for geographers on how the increase in long-haul flights means that isolated cases can soon become global pandemics. See the interactive map at:,0,5444368.htmlstory
There's no need to worry about this latest outbreak, just take sensible steps to stay healthy.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Happy Easter

Enjoy your three weeks holiday and good luck with starting your coursework. If you have any questions you can contact me at Don't forget to look out for Geography in the News stories - I need some to start a display in my new classroom!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Earth hour

At 8.30 on Saturday night thousands of people across the world switched off their lights as a symbolic gesture to draw attention to the issue of climate change. Were you one of them? To see pictures and videos of this event go to

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Undersea volcano erupts

An undersea volcano near the Pacific island of Tonga erupted on Wednesday, throwing plumes of smoke, ash and steam 100m into the air.