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

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Thursday afternoon soon comes around again … time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar.  This week the focus was on ‘Mountains and volcanoes’, one of my favourite themes to teach when I was in the classroom. Word seems to have spread about our weekly webinars as our audience continues to grow, both in real time and for listening/viewing when time …

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

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It was, once again, time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar; this week the focus was on ‘Rivers and the water cycle’, a theme that frequently appears on many whole school curriculum plans. Word seemed to have spread about the first successful webinar as we were joined by even more teachers in real time, which was lovely.  If you have …

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

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Last November, I was approached by those at the Geographical Association (GA) to see if I would be interested in delivering six webinars aimed at primary school teachers and linked to their popular ‘In the Know’ series.  The ‘In the Know’ series is designed to help primary school teachers with their background knowledge of geographical themes and topics that they …

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 …

Term 2’s virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting goes European!

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The benefits of taking our Primary Humanities Network meetings online are becoming visible … no longer do I simply reach out to teachers in Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties, but educational professionals from as far and wide as the Isles of Scilly and Geneva, Switzerland were able to join us this afternoon! The foci for today’s meeting were very welcome in …

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 …

British Council: ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 2)

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Well, it was back to the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub/) again today to deliver Day 2 of the British Council’s ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving’ course.  We were based in the new Dunrossil Centre and being a small group were able to spread out and make ourselves very comfortable, as well as having access to …

Next Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 4)

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https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/01/17/primary-humanities-network-meeting-gloucestershire-heritage-hub-gloucester/  Feedback from attendees included: ‘Informative; helpful; vibrant; celebrating learning; enthusiasm.’ ‘Focused; engaging; information-packed; resource-rich; fantastic ideas!’ ‘Very useful history and geography resources.’ ‘Large variety of resources to go away and look at.  Lots to think about!’ ‘Huge list of resources given.  Lots of reading material to explore further.’ ‘Wide range of resources to explore.  Good opportunity to share ideas/ask …

Edward Feild Primary School, Kidlington, Oxfordshire

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Well, it was certainly beyond county for me today; a trip to Kidlington, just north of the city of Oxford, to deliver some bespoke CPD on behalf of the Geographical Association (GA) (https://www.geography.org.uk/) (and not an easy or pleasant one given the snow and localised flooding). The remit that I was given from the GA prior to half-term was ‘To …