Monday, 23 November 2009

Revision - Mind Maps

Year 11 - see if you can use the mind map technique to help you revise for your mock exams. Mr Bains' Year 10 group - remember you have a piece of homework to draw a mind map about Coastal Defences.
Look at the example provided here and remember the key ideas:

1. Use different colours for the arrows - a different theme should have a different colour (in the example you can see the light blue arrows are all to do with things that can be done in the home to reduce global warming, the green arrows are things that people can do as individuals and the black arrow is all about transport and climate change)
2. Have different size writing - make the more important information larger in size than the less important information
3. Use pictures and few words - only have the key facts and key words on your mind map. They should trigger memories and thoughts and help you remember the important information

AS level Cornwall Fieldtrip, March 2009

Rebranding Cornwall - Year 12 fieldtrip

Year 10 trip to Swanage, Dorset (June 2010)

What's your travel IQ?


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Hurricane Katrina, August 2005

Listen to an interview with the designer of the floating house.

What is Sustainable development?

Eco Schools!

You may or may not be aware that the government would like all schools to be sustainable by the year 2020 (see the video on sustainability above. There is another video below about practical things we can do to reduce climate change)

You can find out being sustainble means for schools by clicking on this link.

So....what is a sustainable school?

A sustainable school prepares young people for a lifetime of sustainable living, through its teaching and its day-to-day practices. It is guided by a commitment to care:

• For ourselves (out health and well-being)
• For others (across cultures, distances and generations) and
• For the planet (both locally and globally

A Sustainable School puts a high value on the well-being of its pupils and the school environment. We aim to:

• Waste little and recycle, compost or donate anything surplus
• Support local suppliers where possible
• Perhaps collect rainwater for schools ground maintenance and
• Have a zero tolerance approach to litter, graffiti and bullying.
• Save electricity and gas
• Reduce water waste.
• Look at using renewable energy resources.

If making sure the school is sustainable and doing the best it can for the environment is something that interests you then you should join the school eco team. Speak to Mrs Whewell or Mrs Pointon (go to main reception to ask for them) or go to the next meeting of the Eco group

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