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FREE Restless Earth Workshop for Year 10 students

The British Cartographic Society (BCS) is extending its Outreach Programme to schools by running FREE to attend workshops for Year 10 secondary school students on mapping natural disasters.

The theme of the workshop is ‘Restless Earth’ with specific reference to post disaster mapping and focuses on the earthquake disaster in Japan. It will involve a series of practical activities that will integrate good map design with GIS technology.

The workshop supports both Edexcel and AQA Physical Geography modules entitled The Restless Earth, specifically the following key ideas:

  • Earthquakes occur at constructive, destructive and conservative plate margins
    - features of earthquakes
    - epicentre, focus, shock waves.
  • The effects of earthquakes and responses to them
    - primary and secondary effects
    - immediate and long term responses
  • Tsunamis are a specific secondary effect and can have devastating effects in coastal areas
    - A case study of a tsunami
    - its cause, effects and responses.
Peter Jones recently spoke to Geoconnexion Magazine about the Restless Earth Workshops - read that article here

Forthcoming Workshops
We have now completed the Restless Earth workshops for Academic Year 2013/14, but we are taking bookings for Academic Year 2014/15, please contact us for available dates

Programme:

Autumn Term 2014

17th September - Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health, Plaistow
24th September - St Paul’s Way Trust School, Mile End
2nd October - Stanwell School, Penarth
10th October - Charters School, Ascot
14th October - The Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester (Dorset)
20th October - Dartford Grammar School, Dartford
6th November - Crofton School, Fareham
13th November - Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Altrincham
21st November - Hazelwood Integrated College, Belfast
27th November
- Endon High School, Stoke-on-Trent
3rd December
- Colyton Grammar School, Colyton (Devon)
Week beginning 8th December - Channing School, Highgate

Spring Term 2015

13th January - Sutton High School, Sutton (Surrey)
19th to 30th January - Godalming Sixth Form College, Godalming
End January - Northfleet School for Girls, Northfleet
3rd February - Blessed George Napier School, Banbury
6th or 11th February - Chipping Norton School, Chipping Norton
26th February - Our Lady's Convent High School, Hackney
6th March - Claremont Fan Court School, Esher
12th March - Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean (Gloucs)
19th March - Kirkbie Kendal School, Kendal
24th March - Holywell Middle School, Bedford
26th March - Villier High School, Southall
Early April - Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College, Bedworth

Summer Term 2015

15th April - King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham
30th April - Burnage Academy for Boys, Manchester
15th June - Tudor Hall School, Banbury
July - Alsager School, Alsager

 
Comments from previous workshops:
“Far exceeded expectations – and they were pretty high after reading all the blurb. The enthusiasm from the volunteers, the efficiency and the quality of the resources made it so special. To have 55 pupils of very mixed ability engaged for 2 hours is wonderful to watch. You opened many eyes to the scale of the work behind the scenes of a disaster and to the wonderful world of maps!” Jodi Barber, Westbourne School, Penarth.

"Overall I thought the day was very useful indeed and that maps are more than just a pretty drawing, they have meaning and useful qualities" Student from Parkside School.You can read a review and summary of the Restless Earth Workshop attended by Parkside School on their website

"The Sendai Earthquake fits in very well with the curriculum for AQA A - it is an earthquake case study that hits two areas - earthquakes in richer parts of the world and the effects of a tsunami. The task itself simulates the actual processes that take place in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, and as such are made very real to the students. By undertaking the task students have embedded this case study and have been able to recall details in case study answers in test questions since." Lampton School.

 

Kirbie Kirbie

“The workshop has exceeded expectations – the resources and staff were excellent. The task was challenging but appropriate”. Bishop Stopford School

"The way in which the BCS workshop was planned and delivered allowed all our pupils to gain skills and in many cases has been a highlight of this academic year for pupils and staff." Kirkbie Kendal School.


Restless   Restless If you would like to know more about attending a workshop or find out more about the BCS outreach programme then please Contact Us

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Restless Peter Jones recently spoke to Geoconnexion Magazine about the Restless Earth Workshops

 

 

 

  Restless
Supported by:

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
 
The Japan Society
 
Global Mapping
ESRI UK
Ministry of Defence

The Geoinformation Group



Royal Geographical Society through their Geography Ambassadors
Schools who have attended:
  • Altrincham Boys Grammar School *
  • Alsager School
  • Banbury School
  • Bedford Girls’ School
  • Bishop Stopford School
  • Bloxham School
  • Brentford School for Girls
  • Broadwater School
  • Burford School
  • Calthorpe Park School
  • Cartmel Priory School
  • Charters School
  • Chaucer Technology School
  • Chilwell School
  • Chipping Norton School
  • City of London Academy Islington
  • Clapton Girls Academy, Hackney
  • Claremont Fan Court School
  • Court Moor School
  • Crofton School
  • Dallam School
  • Dover College
  • Endon High School
  • The Fallibroome Academy
  • Farlington School
  • Feltham Community College
  • Fernhill School
  • Godalming Sixth Form College
  • The Green School
  • Greenacre School
  • Gumley House School
  • Gunnersbury Catholic School for Boys
  • Halliford School
  • Hampton Academy
  • Haywood Engineering College
  • The Highfield School
  • John Ruskin School
  • King Edward VI Five Ways School
  • Kirkbie Kendal School *
  • The Lakes School
  • Lambeth Academy
  • Lampton School *
  • Malcolm Arnold Academy
  • Manchester Academy
  • Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College
  • North Oxfordshire Academy
  • Our Lady’s Convent High School
  • Parkside Community School
  • The Petchey Academy
  • Prior’s Field School
  • Queen Katherine School
  • Richard Huish College
  • Rivers Academy
  • Roedean School
  • St James Catholic High School
  • St John Fisher Catholic College
  • St Marylebone CE School
  • Saint Simon Stock Catholic School
  • Salesian College
  • Sandbach High School
  • Sandbach School
  • Sibford School, Nr Banbury
  • Stafford Sports College
  • Stanwell School
  • Stoke Newington School
  • Strood Academy
  • Thomas Becket Catholic School
  • Tudor Hall School
  • Waingels College
  • Walthamstow Hall
  • West London Free School
  • Westbourne School
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