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 …

Not quite the same as face-to-face, but virtual does the job well for now!

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 1; 2020-2021)

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Thanks to Zoom, our first Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year was able to go ahead with the theme of ‘Assessment, including moderation of pupils’ work’.  After welcoming attendees, some familiar faces and several new ones, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting: To begin with, I focused on the latest developments; not only items from …

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 …

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Gloucester)

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A warm welcome awaited us at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub/) on Thursday 16th January 2020 for our third Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year.  Previous Wi-Fi issues had been resolved, so we were able to use the new Dunrossil Centre as our base for the afternoon.  Despite many schools being involved in Young Voices, the turnout was still …

Edward Feild Primary School, Kidlington, Oxfordshire

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Well, it was certainly beyond county for me today; a trip to Kidlington, just north of the city of Oxford, to deliver some bespoke CPD on behalf of the Geographical Association (GA) (https://www.geography.org.uk/) (and not an easy or pleasant one given the snow and localised flooding). The remit that I was given from the GA prior to half-term was ‘To …

Year 3 and 4 geography day (Drybrook Primary School)

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The weather looked promising as I headed over from Gloucester to The Christian Adventure Centre at Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean (http://vineyhilladventure.org/), so I hoped that was a good omen for the jam-packed day ahead!  I so enjoy spending time in this stunning, natural environment and with such a supportive and nurturing team.  It was great to deliver …

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Tom Roberts Adventure Centre [TRAC], near Newent, Gloucestershire)

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Not quite the weather that I had hoped for, but we managed! The theme for our final meeting of this academic year was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom‘.  After welcoming individuals, I shared the aims and format of the session.  The intention was for majority of this session to be held outside at the Tom Roberts Adventure Centre (TRAC) (https://www.tracnewent.org.uk/); …

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 …