Let’s get competitive!

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Geographical Association (GA) local branch (GlosGeog) WorldWise Quiz heat It was off to Dean Close School in Cheltenham (https://www.deanclose.org.uk/) this afternoon/evening for our local Geographical Association (GA) branch (GlosGeog) WorldWise Quiz heat. 14 teams of Key Stage 4 students from six schools across the county had turned up to battle it out for three places in the next round against …

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 …

Bespoke CPD (Tankersley St. Peter’s Primary School)

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Today was the second of our bespoke CPD sessions. I began by addressing any questions/concerns that had arisen following the Geography Subject Leader’s subsequent discussion with other members of staff, alongside her contemplation and exploration of the suggested websites and resources. Since there had been a handful of e-mails exchanged between sessions to clarify a few points, these were actually …

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, …

Another round of bespoke CPD

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This morning, I had the pleasure of working with the Geography Subject Leader at Tankersley St. Peter’s Primary School near Barnsley in South Yorkshire (https://tankersleystpeters.org.uk/). It was decided to split their bespoke CPD into two shorter sessions, approximately two weeks apart to allow for discussion with other members of staff, a degree of reflection and exploration of the many suggested …

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!

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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 …

GlosGeog’s first event of the academic year 2023-2024!

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Our first event of this academic year was kindly hosted by Sir Thomas Rich’s School in Gloucester (https://strschool.co.uk/). Dr Harry West, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England (UWE) offered to give up his time to speak to GCSE and A level students and their teachers, both virtually and …

The review begins!

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Today was the first of two bespoke CPD sessions with members of staff at Mitcheldean Endowed Primary School in the heart of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire (https://www.mitcheldeanschool.co.uk/). Unfortunately, as these sessions were being delivered virtually, I did not get to fully appreciate the beautiful surroundings of the school. However, having visited the Forest of Dean on a number …