Sunday, 29 July 2012

Richard Long's Road Graffiti

Have blogged several times about the work of Richard Long and the connection with landscapes.

The recent road race around Box Hill has a few other geographical connections, such as the Olympics geocaches that had been hidden by Sam Atkins and pupils at the Priory School, Portsmouth.

Came across this video of the artwork being made: Road Graffiti, which is inspired by the graffiti written on the roads during the Tour de France.
Also has connections with other artworks made by Long.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Olympics opening ceremony

Danny Boyle's opening ceremony for the London Olympics has been in the news today, as there was a practice run last night. It turns out that three people I know attended the event, but they've promised to #savethesecret although I did a search on #ruinthesecret and found a few pictures.
It's no surprise that the ceremony is based around a pastoral view of England.
The Evening Telegraph used the headline 'Farm Olympics' when the first pictures were released.

Now Henry Porter, writing in the Observer says that the event made him fall in love with our landscape all over again.
This may be a resource that is worth deconstructing once it's over, in terms of its description of our landscape...

It's certainly an interesting Cultural Geographical event...

Where the wind blows...

BBC News article from a week or so ago.

There were plans to put turbines onto Docking Shoal, which is close in to the North Norfolk coast, but these have been rejected because of the nesting terns nearby.
There are two further wind farms which have been given permission: Race Bank and Dudgeon.

Fits with Lesson 4 and 5 which focus on changes to the landscape.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

In Noel's dreams....

Noel Jenkins recently shared a KS3 Geography 'Fantasy' scheme that he had put together...

It's great to see that in the Year 7, there's a healthy dose of Landscapes.

You can still get your copy of 'Look at it this Way' from the GA ONLINE SHOP - now with free delivery....

Take a look at the SoW and see where you can fit landscapes into your KS3...

Explore landscapes this summer...

Take the opportunity over the summer to explore an (un)familiar landscape a little more...

I'll be heading for Devon.
In North Devon there is a chance to take part in a special Mission:Explore set of missions, which have already been attempted almost 400 times (at the time of writing)

Many landscapes have a designation as an AONB, and this would be a useful context for exploring landscapes...
There's plenty on these 'landscapes for life' at the AONB page.

Could be a great context for KS3...