Off to South America once again … virtually, of course!

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Following the success and very positive feedback from our first multi-schools event (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/10/15/lets-go-on-a-scintillating-south-american-adventure/), we decided to offer another virtual ‘scintillating South American adventure’ to Upper Key Stage 2 teachers and their pupils.  This time, more than 450 children and staff from five schools across the south west were involved (Coalway Junior School and Berry Hill Primary School in the Forest …

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 …

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 …

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 …

AQA GCSE Geography Network meeting , Marling School, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to pop along to Marling School this afternoon to hear Stacey Hill, AQA’s Head of Curriculum for Geography, speak about ‘Improving performance on key themes from summer 2018′.  The session was divided into four parts, namely: Key outcomes of summer 2018: Including using geographical terminology. The use of stimulus material in GCSE …

CPD workshop (Let’s go on an awesome, Arctic adventure), Clifton High School, Bristol, (in conjunction with Wicked Weather Watch)

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Today, it was off to a new school for me … the lovely Clifton High School in Bristol. My remit was to deliver a CPD workshop for local teachers to showcase some of the high-quality resources that have been created, recent multi- and single-school events that have taken place and future opportunities that are available in conjunction with the Wiltshire-based …

‘Arctic Alive’ workshop, Christ Church C of E Primary School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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I just love the ‘Arctic Alive’ kit bag with its giant floor map, lesson plans and resources (https://www.canadaukfoundation.org/arctic-alive/), and so did the teachers and children at Christ Church C of E Primary School, Cheltenham in Gloucestershire (http://www.christchurchschool-chelt.co.uk/), judging by the photographs and feedback below! The Canada-UK Foundation (https://www.canadaukfoundation.org/our-story/) aims to foster a greater understanding of Canada in the UK through education.  …

Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network: Come and join us!

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‘Lots to think about and investigate!’ ‘Helpful; resourceful; inspiring; motivating; challenging.’ ‘Useful list of resources.  Better knowledge of curriculum skills.’ ‘Great to be able to share ideas with others.’ ‘It provided me with the time to look at resources and talk to others.  We rarely get this in school.’ ‘Smart use of time.’ ‘Useful, informative and friendly.  Good network opportunity.’ …

Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting (‘Maps, maps and more maps’), Gloucester Farmers’ Club

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Today was a repeat of the previous meeting due to further interest and demand, but held at a different location, the Gloucester Farmers’ Club, where we received a very warm welcome and were supplied with a wide array of refreshments, as well as my home-made vanilla cupcakes and a tub of Heroes chocolates, to keep us going! Whilst the format …