Thursday, 31 October 2013

Yorkshire Landscape....

Getting ready for 2014...

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

SAGT Conference Seminar - 2013

My seminars are available to view on my SLIDESHARE page.

I referred to Paul Cornish’s useful diagram from the GA’s curriculum planning site, which asks questions relating to the choice of case studies.
Hopefully these move away from ‘the one in the textbook’… and are influenced by student and teacher choice and also experiences.

I used the idea from Doreen Massey’s lecture where she referred to mountains themselves as ‘migrants’ in that they were constantly moving and changing, and how maps are a surface on which millions of stories are told.

The idea of curriculum making came through, as did the idea of telling stories. Geography means 'writing the Earth' of course, and there are lots of opportunities for this to happen in familiar landscapes. I talked about teaching about mountains in the Fens, where the highest point was only 26m above sea level.

I used an extract from Robert MacFarlane's 'The Old Ways' along with 'Digimap for Schools'

There were also some ideas from Noel Jenkins on ‘grabbing’ and appropriating landscapes using Google SketchUp – which he added to with models from the SketchUp Warehouse.
I mentioned Tony Cassidy's Facebook idea with Liz Smith examples.

Dropbox folder of resources was shared with the delegates. Thanks to the fifty or so delegates who chose to come to my session...

If you would like to have access to the main written resource, drop me a line...

Yorkshire the third best region in the world...

According to a recent survey...

This Channel 4 report provides more information on the survey...

Several landscape stories in the press...

The first is that Scotland has been voted as the third best country to visit by Lonely Planet.


  1. Brazil
  2. Antarctica
  3. Scotland
  4. Sweden
  5. Malawi
  6. Mexico
  7. Seychelles
  8. Belgium
  9. Macedonia
  10. Malaysia

Monday, 21 October 2013

Landscape Photographer of the Year

View some of the images, including the winning one HERE on the Daily Telegraph website.

Some wonderful images, although I reckon Noel Jenkins has taken some that are just as good :)

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Adventure Landscapes

Thanks to all those who contributed to my survey on Adventurous activities that had been carried out and the link with places, towards the end of the summer holiday in preparation for the new term...
Here are all the results summarised from Google Drive...