Thursday, 29 November 2012

What can I do with Geography?

A nice wee video here to show you just how useful this subject can be. The skills taught in Geography are very much in demand by universities and employers therefore why not give yourself that bit of an "edge" over others?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Continental shift evidence

Nice video with suitable music too. Thanks for twitter link from@Volcanologist 

Thursday, 18 October 2012

The story of stuff -Bottled water

Lots of nice stuff here to watch and read on this topic as well as others like the plastic bag issue too.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner lands highest ever jump from space-almost.

This was just amazing to watch and part of history I think. Hope you all saw it? Watch the BBC footage here. He even landed on his feet! There is a nice video here on Sky news too.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Olympic river journey

Lovely film here showing the path of a river and land use. Oh and a bit of British nostalgia via the Olympic 2012 opening ceremony too.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Fair trade chocolate - the bitter side.

This next one is 45 mins long but very relevant. This short film tells us about Kuapa Koko and how it works

Bit of Punk Geography

Listen to the words here and link this to the Pompeii eruption of A.D. 79. and here's a newer version. Which is better?

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Silly nonsense

Ok sad I know but this amused me.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Why Geography?

Lovely introduction to part of Geography. Thanks to @mrgeog for highlighting this one.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Olympic torch comes to Carrick

Well done to Ryan for running with the torch today. Olympic fever hit Maybole early this morning and it even stayed dry for the event! It seemed that all of the town came out to see the runners.

Friday, 25 May 2012

In the summer time.

Active Learning on A Sunny day on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Hans does religion, babies and boxes.

Hans Rosling explaining the ways of the world in his own special way. Fantastic stuff as usual.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Earthquake in Italy

After the first 'quake
The aftershock did this.
The magnitude-6.0 quake struck in the middle of the night, about 35km (22 miles) north of the city of Bologna. An aftershock of 5.1 caused more buildings to collapse. The aftershock destroyed a clock tower. The tremor forced many terrified residents into the streets.More than 3,000 people were later evacuated from their homes amid fears of fresh tremors.Northern Italy is frequently rocked by little earthquakes. More information from the BBC here.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Why is Geography important?

I like this! Thanks to @APHumanGeog on twitter.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

S1 zoo visit

A good day out. Edinburgh zoo trip 9th May 2012 on PhotoPeach

Friday, 27 April 2012

Last day in Geography

End of the year cup cake decorating! on PhotoPeach

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Supported study

A few pics here to remind us what we did at supported study - I know the prizes for the plane that went the furthest! Try to remember the summary sheets we did before you threw them out the window. As for the "window art" they need a bit of work. Good job there are a few weeks to go before the final exam. Ok I've got a cheek - mine aren't much better but my labels are. Keep working at it - you can get there.
How we do supported study at Carrick on PhotoPeach

Monday, 19 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012


Thanks to @richardallaway for this video.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Our favourite foods

Food and Farming on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Supported Study with a difference

A wee session tonight on writing Higher Questions when presented with the marking schemes. A lot of good thinking was done. Well done! After this a bit of fun with a "guess what I am session" on development and health and the challenging glaciation terms. Yes -I was a prat too and ended up with a few crackers stuck to my forehead. We could only answer yes, no or maybe when each person was trying to find out what feature or process they were. Apparently everyone else does "normal" supported study sessions! I don't like to be "normal". Next week- jigsaws, more tete a tete and another little gem I've got up my sleeve! Stop sighing.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Chocolate - not any more. All due to Global Warming.

We all know Scots love their chocolate and most don't care how expensive it is. You might have to pay a lot more for it in future though as a study has revealed places growing cocoa beans will have different weather because of global warming. Other crops will be affected too - grapes ans wheat. That's bad news for wine and pasta prices! The original article is here if you want to read more