Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting (2)

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Since Term 4 was now well underway for all schools, it was time for our second virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year. I had presented at another event earlier in the week in conjunction with GLOSSI (Gloucestershire School Improvement) team. Participants relished the chance to network with other individuals in a similar role to themselves …

CPD workshop: Children as landscape detectives

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GlosGeog, our local Geographical Association (GA) branch, was able to run this FREE half day CPD event for local teachers entitled ‘Children as landscape detectives‘ thanks to the support of Peter Vujakovic, Emeritus Professor of Geography at Canterbury Christ Church University and Odyssey Teaching School Hub at Pate’s Grammar School in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (https://www.patesgs.org/). Due to the format of the …

What a feat!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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 …

Our virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network (PGSLN) resumes!

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A great turnout for our first Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year! Welcome back everyone! It was lovely to have many ‘regulars’ and several ‘newbies’ on board our first virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year; in fact, more than 75 schools from across the UK accessed the meeting, either in real …

Two GlosGeog events in one week!

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We could not forget Key Stage 3 geographers, of course! Today’s event comprised a virtual offering in the morning for those further afield (which was also recorded) and an in situ session in the afternoon for teachers and Year 9 students at Cheltenham Ladies College (CLC) in Gloucestershire. In total, we had teachers and Year 9 pupils from 12 schools, …

GlosGeog welcomes Dr Liam Saddington!

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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 …

Time for round 2!

Consultancy

We just managed to squeeze in a second bespoke CPD session before half-term. On board again today were the Head Teacher and another member of staff from Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School (https://www.mitcheldeanschool.co.uk/). We began by reflecting on the progress that we made a week or so ago. I answered a few questions that participants had following their discussions with other …