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Green mapping ideas
by Jamie Williams - Thursday, 23 November 2006, 03:09 PM
  Please post comments and ideas for Green mapping here.
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Re: Green mapping ideas
by Jamie Williams - Monday, 27 November 2006, 11:38 AM

Green mapping project.


I hope that you found the chat with Nia and Robert interesting and that it has given you some ideas for possible projects to run in the school and the surrounding area. It would be fantastic if a number of you would organise a CAS project using this idea. There is lots of scope that was discussed in the meeting such as:


  1. Organising maps of the campus which reflect the environment in which you study, this could include the obvious like recycling points, but also highlight quiet areas where it is possible to work, meeting places, areas of the school that need improvement etc.
  2. Organising a Green map that shows new families to the school facilities of the local area, parks, open space, nice areas to visit, areas which are good for outdoor pursuits such as skiing, walking and VVT.
  3. Work with primary students (Nia gave examples of possible work that could be done) I am sure that there would be interested teachers. Mr Harte (Year 5) may be worth contacting.
  4. Setting up a website (Dom and Kai perhaps) which is linked to Google Earth, with information and links to websites. (I can help you with this).
  5. Remember there are other year groups who all have to take part in ‘Community and Service’ which you could utilise. If any of you come up with a comprehensive plan I am more than willing to provide class time with younger students to assist with the project.
  6. There some great photographers amongst you, the idea of photographing areas of the campus you like and dislike could be a great place to start. There are a large number of digital camera and video cameras which could be used in conjunction with this project to make the end project more interactive and interesting for those using it.


Please post your ideas on this forum; it is a place where we can share ideas with each other within the campus, but also with La Chat and LGB. Inter campus projects would be great!

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Re: Green mapping ideas
by Jamie Williams - Monday, 27 November 2006, 08:52 PM

There may be a possibility of mapping Palexpo as a starting project. Let me know if you are interested!

Mr W