Monday, 25 January 2010

Mark Beaumont: one for 6th formers to see ?

Picture by Ollie Bray (I think...): Mark is the one on the right... :)

Mark Beaumont speaking tour.... Starts in March 2010, so let's hope Mark is finished by then... :)

Mark's CYCLING THE AMERICAS blog is here for all the latest on his current challenge, which is going incredibly well. He has summited Denali and Aconcagua, and is now cycling the final leg down to the end of his pan-American adventure. There are some spectacular images and video on the blog.

Mark's website is HERE.

He comes to King's Lynn on the 27th of March 2010

The other dates can be found here:

Tues 16th
DURHAM Gala Theatre 0191 3324041
Wed 17th
CHESTERFIELD The Winding Wheel 01246 345 334
Thur 18th
BOLTON Albert Halls 01204 334400
Fri 19th
HALIFAX Victoria Theatre 01422 351158
Sat 20th
MORECAMBE The Platform 01524 582803
Sun 21st
HAYES Beck Theatre 020 8561 8371
Tues 23rd
TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Halls 01892 530613
Wed 24th
SOUTHSEA The King’s Theatre 02392 828282
Thur 25th
TAMWORTH Assembly Rooms 01827 709618
Sat 27th
KINGS LYNN Arts Centre 01553 764864
Sun 28th
LOWESTOFT Marina Theatre 01502 533200
Tues 30th
BARNSTAPLE Queen’s Theatre 01271 324242
Wed 31st
EASTBOURNE Congress Hall 01323 412000

Tues 20th
BUXTON Buxton Opera House 0845 127 2190
Wed 21st
BARROW The Forum 01229 82 00 00
Thu 22nd
MALVERN Malvern Theatres 01684 892277
Fri 23rd
BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog 01874 611622
Sat 24th
CARDIGAN Theatr Mwldan 01239 621200
Sun 25th
LOUGHBOROUGH Town Hall 01509 231 914
Tues 27th
MIDDLESBROUGH Middlesbrough Theatre 01642 81 51 81
Wed 28th
WAKEFIELD Theatre Royal 01924 211 311
Fri 30th
STIRLING Albert Halls 01786 473544

Sat 1st
ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree 01224 641122
Sun 2nd
INVERNESS Eden Court 01463 234234
Tues 4th
SOUTH SHIELDS The Customs House 0191 454 1234
Wed 5th
LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Spa Centre 01926 334418
Thu 6th
EPSOM Epsom Playhouse 01372 742555
Fri 7th
TELFORD The Place 01952 382 382
Sat 8th
FELIXSTOWE Spa Pavilion 01394 282126
Sun 9th
CAMBERLEY Camberley Theatre 01276 707 644
Tues 11th
SKEGNESS Embassay Theatre 0845 674 0505
Wed 12th
BURNLEY Burnley Mechanics Theatre 01282 664 400
Thur 13th
RHYL Pavilion Theatre 01745 33 00 00
Fri 14th
DERBY Assembly Rooms 01332 255800
Sat 15th
STAFFORD The Gatehouse Theatre 01785 254653
Sun 16th
RADLETT The Radlett Centre 01923 859291
Tue 18th
HIGH WYCOMBE Wycombe Swan 01494 512 000
Wed 19th
WESTON SUPER MARE The Playhouse 01934 645 544

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Opportunity for 6th form students (and you...)

Image by Alan Parkinson - Creative Commons

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is offering funded courses to geography teachers and AS geographers through its Learning & Leading programme:

Funded weekend fieldwork master classes for geography teachers
Funded places are offered on weekend fieldwork master-classes for 16 A level geography teachers experiencing challenges in delivering fieldwork. The next course is:

Dates: Friday 7 (evening) to Sunday 9 May 2010
• Course Location: FSC Rhyd-y-creuau centre, Snowdonia

Course Activities: Planning A level fieldwork, using & evaluating a variety of fieldwork techniques, field visits & case studies of glaciation, a tourist honeypot & rivers, low cost & local activity ideas, sharing ideas & adapting for use in own school

Course fees, accommodation and meal costs are all covered by the project. All you need to pay for is your travel to the course.

To apply for a place: Complete & submit the application form to by Friday 5 March 2010

Funded fieldwork summer-schools for AS/Higher geography students
16 fully funded places are offered on a fieldwork summer school for AS/Higher geography students. The course is aimed to give students who would not normally have such opportunities, a chance to experience high quality residential fieldwork.

Dates: Monday 23 to Friday 27 August 2010
• Course Location: FSC Rhyd-y-creuau centre, Snowdonia

Course Activities: Students will investigate and build-up case-studies of glaciation, flooding and issues relating to rural settlements, use ICT and a variety of fieldwork techniques, plan and carry out independent fieldwork investigations and team building and personal development activities.

All costs of the course are covered including travel, accommodation and meals.

To apply for a place: Student completes application form and their teacher completes a nomination form. Both forms to be emailed to by Friday 23 April 2010

Further details & application forms:
Contact Amber Sorrell, Learning & Leading Project Coordinator:
T: 020 7591 3180

New Year, New Members

Image by Alan Parkinson - Creative Commons

Welcome to a new year of blogging to support the now-not-so-new Edexcel Geography specification.

The first run through is reaching its final stages now, as A2 units have been examined in the January series, and the final exams in May/June are not too far away.

The EDEXCEL NING has continued to grow at a really remarkable rate, and a growing core of members are now posting their work: documents, resources, mock exams, images, tipoffs for TV programmes etc. to support colleagues.

If you have come to this blog, but not joined the NING, it's not too late to tap in to this remarkable collaborative resource.