Well, today, I was back with my partner in crime, Sarah Shaw, for an awesome, Arctic adventure, but this time at
The above was the theme for the Department of Education’s annual geography conference, this year held on Wednesday 14th June 2017 at UWE’s Frenchay Campus.
Despite it being the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, a Friday and endless roadworks on the M5 with speed restrictions in place, my journeys to and from the NEC were bearable.
It was not Young Voices calling this time around, but The Education Show (http://www.education-show.com/)!
It was great to see the inspiring and engaging duo of David Weatherly and Jeff Stanfield once again for their annual roadshow (http://www.contemporarygeography.co.uk/contemporary_geography_training_opportunities.html).
Today, I set off rather early for Cirencester Deep Park School (CDPS) in order to deliver a whole day’s workshop, centred around the Arctic, to nearly 70, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils and accompanying members of staff.
Last summer, I spent quite a bit of time creating a scheme of work and associated resources for Wicked Weather Watch, a charity set up to support the Polar Ocean Challenge (POC), led by David Hempleman-Adams (now, deservedly a ‘Sir’ after being knighted in January 2017).
I trialed the unit of work and accompanying materials with Lower Key Stage 2 pupils whilst undertaking a maternity leave cover at Tibberton Community Primary School during Terms 1 and 2 of 2016-2017.