geography southwest’s annual conference comes to UWE!

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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, …

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 …

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 …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6)

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Trying to fit a virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting into a busy Term 6 is not easy, but we managed it!  Our ‘real time’ numbers were slightly less than usual as several regulars were away on residential trips, could not gain cover due to sickness among colleagues or had Parents’ Consultation afternoons, Sports Day, etc. to attend.  Nevertheless, there was …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 6: ‘Reflecting geographies’

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments’ from those who attended our previous Primary Humanities Network meeting in ‘real time’ or accessed the recording and accompanying resources to review at later date: Thanks for another fab session.  Thanks to everyone for their contributions, it’s really good to get to know other Subject Leaders. Many things to investigate further! Full of …

A virtual multi-schools event with a European dimension!

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Time to steer yet another multi-schools event!   On board for this week’s ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ were Key Stage 2 pupils and teachers from five schools stretching across the UK and Europe, namely The British School of Paris (https://www.britishschool.fr/); Redmarley C of E Primary School (https://www.redmarleyacademy.org/), Staunton and Corse C of E Academy (https://www.stauntoncorseacademy.co.uk/) and Hartpury C of E Primary School (https://www.hartpury.org.uk/), …

Off we go again!

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Hover over each image to view its caption. Click on individual images to enlarge them. Due to interest and demand, it was time to steer yet another multi-schools event.   On board for this week’s ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ were around 400 Key Stage 2 pupils and teachers from five schools across the UK, namely Gurnard Primary School, Cowes, Isle of Wight (https://www.gurnardprimaryschool.co.uk/), …

So, what makes the Amazon so amazing?

Yet another virtual multi-schools event!

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Hover over each image to view its caption. Click on individual images to enlarge them. Due to interest and demand, it was time to steer yet another multi-schools event; I am beginning to lose count now as to how many we have delivered to date!   On board for this week’s ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ were around 250 Key Stage 2 pupils and …

What an exhilating and unforgettable experience!

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Hover over each image to view its caption. Click on individual images to enlarge them. Now that Adriana Meirelles was safely back in this country following her recent travels to Brazil to be reunited with her family and friends, it was possible to organise another multi-schools event.   On board for this ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ were nearly 350 Key Stage 2 pupils …