Earth Hour 2016

Earth Hour 2016 will be held on Saturday 19 March between 8.30PM and 9.30PM. The event is held worldwide towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.

For more information (and to see Langtree School on the Earth Hour map and who else is taking part) click here: http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk

If you’d like to share what you’re doing for Earth Hour please visit our blog or tweet Langtree Geographers @MrsBrockwell
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Please let us know how you will be celebrating Earth Hour by leaving a comment on the Langtree Earth Hour blog (created by Benjamin Broadbent, 7HB).

We’ll add the most creative ways to the Langtree School post on the Earth Hour map.

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Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 162 countries and 7000 cities and towns worldwide. You can watch the official video about the 2015 event here.

Take a look at this link to see what events are happening in the UK and around the world.

Earth Hour is on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 8:30 pm.

Feeling inspired? We’d love to hear how you take part in Earth Hour this year. Let us know or send us an email, perhaps with a photo or video! Click here for some suggestions from WWF. We’ll add the best ones to the Langtree School post on the Earth Hour map!

Good luck!

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Year 7 Rainforest 3D model project

The Geography rooms are currently looking even more colourful than usual thanks to the creativity and effort Year 7 have put into their rainforest projects. As part of their Extreme Survival: Ecosystems (Tropical Rainforest) topic, Year 7 were tasked with producing a 3D model showing the layers of the rainforest with the plants and animals typically found in this biome. Some could also include detail on how animals and plants have adapted. The Year 7s rose to the challenge and showed great creativity with a fantastic range of models and materials including real plants and soil, moss, lego, plasticine and even wool! The detail most projects showed in labelling the key features was impressive, with some students including a written summary to go alongside their projects.

The best two projects from each tutor group will be announced next term but all students should feel proud of the work they’ve produced which is invaluable preparation for their assessment on this topic. A selection of projects are shown in the accompanying photos.

Well done all,

Mrs Brockwell & Mrs Phipps

Langtree’s Coastal Cake Bake Off

To try something a little bit different in Year 8 coastal Geography this term we decided to host a ‘Coastal Cake Bake Off Competition’. This was ultimately inspired after watching The Comic Relief Bake Off on BBC2 when Kirsty Wark created a cake masterpiece based on the Old Man of Hoy stack. Continue reading