Showing posts from April, 2019

An exciting opportunity linked to the Better World Detectives

For the last year or so I've been involved with the ongoing development of resources linked with the travel company TUI. These resources come under the banner of the Better World Detectives , which connects with TUI's own sustainability statement of Better Holidays, Better World. The resources introduce students at key stages 2, 3 and 4 to key ideas related to sustainable tourism, and are free to download.   They reflect TUI's work on promoting more sustainable and greener holidays. The Primary resources are based around the fictional resort of Sonrisa, which is based on Costa Rica. They introduce students to sustainable fishing, the impact of tourism on local corals, and the efforts to protect local turtle nesting sites. The Secondary resources are focussed on sustainable sourcing of food for hotels, carbon footprints, ocean plastics and the impacts of overtourism. These go into more depth, including a look at how tourism can impact on the health and well-being of re

Young Geographer of the Year 2019

#GeographyTeacher ! Today we're launching this year’s Young Geographer of the Year Competition, which asks students ‘Where can geography take you?’ - We can't wait to see all of your entries #YGOTY — Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (@RGS_IBG) April 5, 2019 There is also the Rex Walford award for trainee teachers to produce resources on the same theme. As always, we'll be working with our students to produce some entries for this competition. Find out all the details, and age categories here. Hopefully will pick up more details from the RGS-IBG stand at the GA Conference next week in Manchester.