Off to colder climes!

Virtual multi-schools event, Wicked Weather Watch (WWW)


Due to continued interest and demand, we managed to squeeze in another virtual multi-schools adventure to the Arctic before the Easter holidays.  On board today were over 600 Key Stage 2 pupils and teachers from nine very different schools located throughout the UK, namely Linton-on-Ouse Primary School near York, North Yorkshire (, Bilsdale Midcable Chop Gate C of E (VC) Primary School …

Dipo Faloyin comes to Gloucester!

The official launch of GlosGeog, Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association (GA) branch.


What better way to launch GlosGeog, Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association (GA) branch, but with a visit from Dipo Faloyin, author of the fantastic book, ‘Africa is Not a Country’. King’s School Gloucester very kindly offered to host this event, ensuring plentiful, complimentary refreshments were available to visitors on arrival as well. The speaker session was aimed at Key Stage 4 …

Off to the Arctic, but this time with a European contingent on board!


An Arctic adventure with a slight difference today; a virtual single school as opposed to a multi-schools event and involving an international establishment, namely the Geneva English School (GES) in Switzerland (  It turned out to be a rather small world too as Rhianna Davies-Smith, Project Manager at Wicked Weather Watch, had spent three years in Switzerland when she was …

One for your school libraries, perhaps?


About this time last year, there were a few stressful weeks and weekends, to say the least!  As a contributor to a rather meaty chapter of the above and working to a very tight deadline, I spent many hours researching, writing and proof-reading.  However, it was all worth it when you see the final version; up-to-date, relevant, engaging, thought-provoking and …

Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting


Now that Term 4 is in full swing, it was time for the second of our virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meetings of this academic year.  Over 75 individuals were on board; many ‘regulars’, as well as some new faces too from all over the UK.  The theme of our meeting, geographical skills and fieldwork, was obviously a popular …

Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting, Gloucestershire


With Term 4 now underway, it was time for our second Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year, again held in situ at The Pavilion in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  My right wing for today was the fantastic Sandra Parker, Performance Advisor for the Education Outcomes and Intervention team at Gloucestershire County Council (GCC); her administrative and organisational skills …