Off to South America once again … virtually, of course!

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Following the success and very positive feedback from our first multi-schools event (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/10/15/lets-go-on-a-scintillating-south-american-adventure/), we decided to offer another virtual ‘scintillating South American adventure’ to Upper Key Stage 2 teachers and their pupils.  This time, more than 450 children and staff from five schools across the south west were involved (Coalway Junior School and Berry Hill Primary School in the Forest …

Let’s go on a scintillating South American adventure!

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Thanks to support from the Geographical Association’s Initiatives Fund (GAIF), Adriana Meirelles and myself were able to take 248 upper Key Stage 2 pupils and 20 teachers and teaching assistants from five schools across the Gloucestershire/South Gloucestershire/Bristol area on a scintillating South American adventure on Wednesday 14th October 2020.  It was originally intended to hold this workshop in the Department …

SWGfL/UK Safer Internet Centre: Online Safety Day 2020

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It was great to be part of Online Safety Day 2020 and hear all about the latest news and developments regarding online safety. The day brought together leading professionals from SWGfL, Childnet International, Internet Matters and Facebook to share their own guidance for the new academic year. The afternoon began by focusing on the question, “What do educational professionals say …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6); ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’.

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At the request of many individuals, I managed to squeeze in another virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting before the end of the academic year.  The theme for our meeting was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom: Developing geographical skills and fieldwork opportunities and ideas for local history studies’.  If this was a face-to-face session, then I would usually take teachers outside and …

British Council: ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 2)

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Well, it was back to the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub/) again today to deliver Day 2 of the British Council’s ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving’ course.  We were based in the new Dunrossil Centre and being a small group were able to spread out and make ourselves very comfortable, as well as having access to …

Primary Humanities Network meeting, Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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Our second meeting of this academic year, with the theme of  ‘Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and the 3Is – Part 2’, was again held at the newly refurbished Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub), thanks to their very kind offer to host the event and supply complimentary refreshments.  Instead of being in the Dunrossil Centre, we were based in the Frith …

British Council Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving course (Day 1)

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Well, it was back to the recently refurbished and superb Gloucestershire Heritage Hub today; this time to deliver Day 1 of the British Council Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving course, as opposed to steering a Primary Humanities Network meeting.  This was the first time that I have delivered such training in Gloucester, so it was good …

Year 6 geography day (Tom Roberts Adventure Centre – TRAC)

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What a day, and blessed with some warm, fine weather too! After a successful application for funding from the Frederick Soddy Trust (https://www.rgs.org/in-the-field/in-the-field-grants/teacher-grants/frederick-soddy-schools-award/), 54 Year 6 pupils and their teachers from Dunalley Primary School (http://www.dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk/) arrived on Monday 20th May at the Tom Roberts Adventure Centre (TRAC) (https://www.tracnewent.org.uk/) for a ‘geography day’ with a difference.  Rather than being in the …

AQA GCSE Geography Network meeting , Marling School, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to pop along to Marling School this afternoon to hear Stacey Hill, AQA’s Head of Curriculum for Geography, speak about ‘Improving performance on key themes from summer 2018′.  The session was divided into four parts, namely: Key outcomes of summer 2018: Including using geographical terminology. The use of stimulus material in GCSE …