Team PLHS Win Design Smash

Congratulations to Team PLHS who were joint winners of the first ever Heriot Watt University Design Smash. Finlay Richardson, Craig Munro, Adam Vince, Euan Russell and Chris Berg were challenged to redesign Leith Walk. Supported by architects, health specialists and urban planners the team came up with a design to give the area a new identity and purpose.

The design incorporated pedestrianising Leith Walk, regenerating shopping areas and putting in place wifi and solar charging points along a tree lined avenue. Judges were impressed with how well the team explained their ideas and how well they had incorporated the needs of a wide range of user groups.

Competing teams from Edinburgh Academy, Inveralmond HS, Bathgate Academy, Wallace HS, Queen Anne HS, Wester Hailes Education Centre and Boroughmuir HS.

West Hailes were joint winners with all winning team members receiving £50 Amazon Vouchers each.

 

 

S3 Geography

Population: fact, forecast and prediction

Facts
By the end of October 2011 the population of the World reached the 7 billion mark.

  • 2.5 billion of these people live in 2 countries- China and India
  • 70% of the earths surface is water (oceans- seas) of this only 1% is drinkable
  • 30% is land of which only 5% is habitable (comfortably lived upon)

Forecast and Predictions
But what will happen in the future?

Think of yourself as an advisor to the Unitied Nations. What are the big questions that we have to ask and think about in relation to global population now and in the future?

Click the link below for some of the known facts and some of the future predictions and projections for the Worlds population.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-15445092