Saturday, 27 February 2010

Earthquake in Chile

Terrible news today of the massive 'quake in Chile earlier. It is roperted to have killed dozens of people, flattened buildings and triggered a tsunami.
The 8.8-magnitude quake, the country’s largest in 25 years, shook the capital city Santiago for a minute and half at 3:34am (6:34am our time) today.
A tsunami warning has been extended across 53 countries, including most of Central and South America and as far as Australia, Hawaii and Antarctica.

Some articles here for S2 to read as well as S5 Int 1 and Int 2 who are ready to start the Environmental Hazrads "back up" unit next week on this topic.Links here
Sky new article with videos
BBC site
Guardian newpaper
List of the biggest eartquakes ever
Times newspaper
The Sun newpaper
The Mirror
Daily Mail newspaper

Wednesday, 17 February 2010


Just as we talked about today in class S5/6. Geography in your face yet again. (Stop groaning!. Here is a short video on an Italian landslide
Italian landslide

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Aim High

Thanks to Doug Belshaw for highlighting this one. I know it is designed for younger kids but the sentiment is the same for all of us. Highers, Intermediates and Standard grades - that clock is ticking a bit louder now on the countdown to those exams.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

USA understated weather forecast!

This guy is too similar to me really. Ask the Carrick kids.