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 …

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 …

A GlosGeog and Ordnance Survey (OS) collaboration

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It is not very often that you get the opportunity to ‘come and hone your geographical skills, have a play with Digimap for Schools and conduct a fieldwork enquiry within the school grounds … all in the space of a day!‘. Thanks to support from the Balcarras Trust and Darren Bailey from Ordnance Survey (OS), GlosGeog (Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association [GA] branch), were …

Dipo Faloyin comes to Gloucester!

The official launch of GlosGeog, Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association (GA) branch.

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What better way to launch GlosGeog, Gloucestershire’s local Geographical Association (GA) branch, but with a visit from Dipo Faloyin, author of the fantastic book, ‘Africa is Not a Country’. King’s School Gloucester very kindly offered to host this event, ensuring plentiful, complimentary refreshments were available to visitors on arrival as well. The speaker session was aimed at Key Stage 4 …

Off to the Arctic, but this time with a European contingent on board!

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An Arctic adventure with a slight difference today; a virtual single school as opposed to a multi-schools event and involving an international establishment, namely the Geneva English School (GES) in Switzerland (https://geschool.ch/).  It turned out to be a rather small world too as Rhianna Davies-Smith, Project Manager at Wicked Weather Watch, had spent three years in Switzerland when she was …

INSET: Westbrook Primary School, Hounslow, London

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So, it was straight back to it for me after all the Christmas and New Year festivities!  Today, it was time to meet staff at Westbrook Primary School in Hounslow, London (https://www.westbrookprimary.com/) (albeit virtually) to support staff in developing their geographical skills and gaining some ideas for quick, easy, cost-effective, impacting and purposeful fieldwork. After the usual welcome and introductions, …

Geographical Association (GA) In the Know webinar series

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Following a break for half-term, it was time, once again, to reconvene for another webinar in this series of six linked to the Geographical Association (GA)’s In the Know online resources. These webinars are a quick, easy and cost-effective means of updating your subject knowlege, whether you are a Geography Subject Leader, experienced classroom teacher, ECT or trainee. Further details about the series can be found by accessing …

Geographical Association (GA)’s In the Know webinar series

(Webinar 5: Settlements)

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This week’s ‘In the Know’ webinar took the theme of ‘Settlements’, one with strong links to history too. Our ‘real time’ audience was somewhat depleted this week; I think teachers were keen to enjoy some sunshine after school!  Nevertheless, a few individuals had sent apologies in advance of the session as they had school events to attend or were away …

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/), …