geography southwest’s annual conference comes to UWE!

CPD For Me

How has a year passed by? It was time for geography southwest’s annual conference, once again hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England (UWE) on the outskirts of Bristol (https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/find-a-course/courses-by-subject/geography-and-environmental-management). I had offered to support the organisers, Dr Harry West, Simon Ross and John Davidson, with welcoming delegates and registration, …

GlosGeog’s Secondary Geography Teach Meet is a success!

GlosGeog

Following GlosGeog’s successful virtual Primary Teach Meet in mid-April, it was decided to run a similar event for local secondary school teachers, ECTs and trainees. The Balcarras Trust, where one of the county’s Teaching School Hubs is also based (https://www.balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk/), kindly offered to host GlosGeog’s Secondary Teach Meet, which was attended by myself and Peter Vujakovic, GlosGeog Committee members, alongside …

Time for a new offering!

Consultancy

Following a very thought-provoking and topical presentation given by Anthony Barlow at GlosGeog’s virtual Primary Geography Teach Meet entitled ‘Plastic Fantastic!‘ (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2024/04/23/glosgeogs-virtual-primary-teach-meet-is-a-big-hit/), I approached Rhianna Davies-Smith at Wicked Weather Watch (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/) to see if we might be able to incorporate some of the ideas and messages into a new virtual offering. After much discussion, it was decided to trial a …

What a feat!

ConsultancyWorkshops

Hover over the images to reveal captions.  Click on the images to enlarge them. It was time for another virtual trip to the Arctic, and it was a biggie! On board today were over 300 Key Stage 2 pupils and their teachers from seven schools located throughout the UK, namely Holy Trinity C of E Primary School in Cookham, Berkshire …

Back to it … heading north once again!

ConsultancyWorkshops

Our first Arctic adventure of 2024! Hover over the images to reveal captions.  Click on the images to enlarge them. It was time for another virtual trip to the Arctic; rather apt as the weather has turned much colder of late and some places have even seen ‘the white stuff’, snow! On board today were over 125 Key Stage 2 …

Off to even colder climes!

ConsultancyWorkshops

Our final Arctic adventure of 2023! Hover over the images to reveal captions.  Click on the images to enlarge them. It was time for another virtual trip to the Arctic; rather apt as the weather has turned much colder of late and the days are becoming far shorter. On board today were around 200 Key Stage 2 pupils and their …

Brrrrr -illiant tales from the north!

ConsultancyWorkshops

Supported by the Geographical Association’s Initiatives Fund (GAIF) and delivered in conjunction with Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) and Hearts in the Ice (HITI). Hover over the images to reveal captions.  Click on the images to enlarge them. Rhianna Davies-Smith at Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) and myself submitted an application to the Geographical Association (GA)’s Initiative Fund last August with the …

GlosGeog welcomes Dr Liam Saddington!

GlosGeog

Well, it was off to Marling School in Stroud, Gloucestershire this afternoon, our hosts for GlosGeog‘s second speaker session of this academic year. How lucky we were to have the company of Dr Liam Saddington, Teaching Associate in Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Liam is a political and environmental geographer, whose research focuses …

GlosGeog speaker session (Stroud High School, Gloucestershire)

GlosGeog

Well, it was, once again, time to head off to Stroud High School (SHS) in Gloucestershire (https://stroudhigh.gloucs.sch.uk/); not to conduct an Online Safety Mark assessment today, but to partake in GlosGeog’s final event of this academic year, which they had very kindly offered to host.  Thanks to their technical team, we were also able to coordinate a live stream and …