Geography in the news
On Saturday 17th February 2018 Shropshire and mid-Wales felt tremors of 4.4 magnitude earthquake. The British geological Survey said the epicentre was 12 miles north of Swansea. Events like this only happen every 2-3 years.
Weird, wild and wonderful weather!
On Monday 26th February 2018, snow is falling across the UK as extremely cold weather has swept in from Russia. The wind chill will mean that during the day it will feel like
-10◦C to -15◦C. This cold blast is being called ‘The Beast from the East’. By Wednesday the 28th February more than 20cm of snow is predicted to fall in some areas! Will it be as bad as it was in December 2017?
Fabulous facts- Did you know?
In Ethiopia a priest climbs every day 250 metres up a cliff face to get to work in an ancient temple built into the cliff face in 6AD! He does this bare footed and with no safety equipment or ropes. He wakes up at 6am every day to do this!
In China the World’s longest glass suspension bridge which opened a few weeks ago near Beijing is visited by thousands daily. It is made of 1000 glass panels and spans nearly 500 metres. It is supposed to represent a dragon flying through the valley. Would you be brave enough to cross it?
Geography genius quiz questions.
This month was Chinese New Year:
- What is it the year of? (animal type)
- How long is the Great Wall of China?
- Where were the winter Olympic Games held his year?
ANSWERS IN BY Friday 9th March to 5EV
Winner announced in assembly: Monday 12th March 2018
What fabulous facts can you find out?