Thursday, 3 November 2011

Geography and the Global Dimension

We start the second year of this DfID funded project tomorrow at Wortley Hall, South Yorkshire.  You'll find links to the PowerPoints that I'll be using over the weekend in the Slideshare banner to the right of this post.  An online CPD unit and the outcomes from this project will be appearing on the Geographical Association website from December to July.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Celebrating 5 years of the Primary Geography Quality Mark

Nine primary schools from across thse country came to Sheffield on Wednesday 16th February to help us to celebrate the PGQM fifth birthday.  This is the first time that we've held an event that involved children from different primary schools and the day was hugely successful.  The children behaved in such a mature way in our out of school environment and many of them said how good it had been to meet and work with children from different schools.  I think it will be a day they remember for a long time.  The youngest children were Year 2's (6 years old) while the oldest were eleven.  Teachers and children worked together in different workshops which included: `Philosophy for Children (P4C), investigating chocolate and the Cote d'Ivoire and creating route maps on the back of T-Shirts.  Our workshops were led by Anthony from St Peter's Smithills Dean Primary, Bolton; Arthur, Matthew and Laura from Liverpool Hope University and Ann, a freelance writer in education and P4C facilitator in Sheffield.

To find out more about the Primary Geography Quality Mark please go to