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British Cartographic Society – Restless Earth Workshop

On the 1st July 2014, several gifted and talented GCSE geographers (armed with MAOAMs) set off to Alsager School for a workshop given by the British Cartographic Society entitled ‘Restless Earth’. The workshop was based on the Japan earthquake and ensuing tsunami in 2011. The workshop started with a presentation from members of the British […]

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Day 1 – Evening

Day 1 – Evening

After a busy day of travelling the group have now had a chance to fulfil their main concerns: food and relaxation. Once we landed safely, we were met by our tour guide, Kate who took us to the incredible Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa. The water was approximately 40°C, heated by a geothermal power station. […]

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Day 1 – Preparation

Day 1 – Preparation

The group is now waiting in the refectory to go to Manchester Airport for our flight at 1:25 (flight number FI441). After a bacon sarnie the excitement is most definitely present. We’re only a few hours from relaxing in the Blue Lagoon and exploring for the first time the new, exciting surroundings of Reykjavik, Iceland’s […]

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Iceland Geography Tour – 2 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

Iceland Geography Tour – 2 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s only 48 hours to go until the beginning of our Icelandic expedition. The excitement has definitely kicked in and preparations are well under way! It seems like the teachers as well as the students around the Geography department are as excited as each other to get away from the classrooms and typical English weather, […]

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Geography blog Bay of Naples Day 4

Geography blog Bay of Naples Day 4

Everybody was extremely excited as the 49 students, 4 geography specialists and a amazing photographer woke up at around 7h 30mins. After breakfast, people picked their very unpopular mortadella and provola panini’s and jumped on the coach to mount/volcano Vesuvius. 3 hours seemed substancial as we walked 200m up towards the crater, we took a […]

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Geography blog Bay of Naples Day 3

Geography blog Bay of Naples Day 3

We woke up early this morning, well most of us di. Mr Bootherstone and Mr Lowe enjoyed a lie in after forgetting to set their alarm. We left at 8:20, after breakfast, to get the train from near Sorrento to Pompeii. Unfortunately, the train wasn’t very spacious. The circumvesuviana train takes you all the way […]

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Geography blog Bay of Naples Day 2

Geography blog Bay of Naples Day 2

During the night other people staying on site were very noisy and kept us awake till late but eventually we got some sleep. At 7.50 we were woken by Mr Bootherstone knocking on our windows because we’d all gone back to sleep after our alarms had gone off. We just made breakfast in time at […]

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Just a few days to go…

Just a few days to go…

Just a few days to go now until forty of our lads arrive in the Bay of Naples for a Geography field-trip.  All the news, comments, photos and gossip will be blogged here for your entertainment, so make sure you watch this space regularly.  

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French Alps Geography Fieldtrip

French Alps Geography Fieldtrip

This will be the first of many blogs to be posted on our Geography fieldtrip to the French Alps. These blogs will include our arrival at the hotel itself. The following day our visit to Gorge du Fier and on Monday our visit to Mer De Glace. On Tuesday the highlight of the trip should […]

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New Zealand Geography Expedition – Tongariro Crossing

To see the Tongariro Crossing video CLICK HERE To read the blog from GreatLakeTaupo.com tourism website CLICK HERE After a long deserved lie in yesterday in Napier we arose to yet another sunny day in New Zealand the likes of which we are now becoming complacent with. Once breakfast was hastily “scranned” down by the […]

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