Author Archives: Gareth Thomas

About Gareth Thomas

A fairly mixed career starting as an aircraft technician and later Franciscan friar eventually led into secondary school teaching. I settled in Spain where I teach Geography part-time and spend the rest of my time looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I have two blogs: a geography blog and a donkey blog.

Yr 9 Plastic Pollution Project

As part of the environmental unit (Unit 3 in Interactions) we are now going to do an extended study of the way plastics are polluting the environment, particularly the oceans.  More than eight million tonnes of plastic is thrown away each … Continue reading

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Year 8 Geography

8C will be continuing Geography for the rest of the year with Mr Thomas, who is taking over from Miss Pyott, so there will now be supporting resources for some topics on this Geography blog. The materials for 8C will … Continue reading

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Cover work: Year 7 and Year 9

 7L  and 7C  work Pages 114-115  Title: What do aerial photos show?  These are quite easily understood fun activities involving interpretation of photographs.  Try to complete all activities 1,2 and 3 in the lesson.  9W work Pages 50-51  Title: Why are we … Continue reading

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Extreme weather: orange warning

Costa Blanca on Orange Warning today from 13.00.  See http://en.sat24.com/en

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Rue du Brexit

The mayor of a town in France has dedicated a road by renaming it the Rue du Brexit. It is an insignificant road in an industrial estate in Beaucaire in the southern department of Gard. It is not clear whether it … Continue reading

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Elians Extreme Reading 2017

The annual Elians La Nucia World Book Day Extreme Reading competition is upon us once again. Staff and students should submit to Linda Millar a photograph of themselves reading in an unusual situation. My choice of book this year is … Continue reading

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Costa Blanca water study

The recent drought (2012-2016… and continuing?) took an interesting turn in December with a whole year’s rainfall drowning us in just a few days before the Christmas holiday.  The Year 9 study of the water system of Benidorm and Marina Baja … Continue reading

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