Brrrrr -illiant tales from the north!

ConsultancyWorkshops

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 …

The review begins!

Consultancy

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 …

A GlosGeog and Ordnance Survey (OS) collaboration

GlosGeog

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 …

Curriculum development (Churchdown Village Junior School [CVJS], Gloucestershire)

Consultancy

And, more curriculum development today!  It was back to Churchdown Village Junior School (CVJS) just outside the city of Gloucester to work with Emma Aldred-Tow, a very experienced Geography Subject Leader, to see how we might make their current geography curriculum offering even better.  The school attained their Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) Silver Award a few years ago and …

Curriculum development (Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls, Gloucester)

Consultancy

I was thrilled to receive the below e-mail in my inbox a couple of weeks ago: ‘… Good news to share!  After a stressful few days and sleepless nights, we received extremely positive feedback yesterday and were awarded good judgements in all areas. This is indeed a big achievement for our school community and your input has been significant in …

India-themed workshop, Abbeymead Primary School, Gloucester

ConsultancyWorkshops

Well, it was off to Abbeymead Primary School in Gloucester today for my final pupil workshop for this academic year.  The theme for the day was ‘India’ and, due to the school using their Global Learning Programme e-credits to fund the event, there was also an element of CPD for staff to deliver (in the form of a working lunch). …

Another ‘awesome, Arctic adventure’!

ConsultancyWorkshops

Due to continued interest and demand from local schools and further funding available from Wiltshire-based charity, Wicked Weather Watch (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/), it was decided to hold yet another ‘awesome, Arctic adventure’ event just before the end of Term 3.  High School for Girls (HSfG) (https://www.hsfg.org/), one of the grammar schools located in the centre of Gloucester, very kindly offered to host …

‘Let’s go an awesome, Arctic adventure’, Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) and The Crypt Teaching School, Gloucester

ConsultancyWorkshops

 Yes, it was off to the Arctic again, but this time in much more challenging circumstances, with 90+ pupils and their teachers and TAs from seven, very different, local primary schools.  The Crypt Teaching School very kindly offered to host the event and I was well supported by my usual contingent from the charity, Wicked Weather Watch, and highly competent …