Image © Rowena Ranger
The deadline for the Frederick Soddy Schools Award is fast approaching.
Every year, the scheme offers grants of between £200 and £600 to teachers leading groups of pupils, from UK and Ireland schools, on field trips with a strong element of human geography.
This year we awarded nine grants to schools, enabling their pupils to conduct fieldwork in locations across the UK including the Forest of Dean, the Peak District and Snowdonia. Geography teacher at Tarbert Academy in Argyll, Rowena Ranger, applied for the grant to take her Higher and National 4 and 5 pupils on a field trip to the Isle of Cumbrae in western Scotland in February. During the trip, the group collected data from a local river, conducted an environmental quality survey and questionnaire in Millport, used GIS mapping, and plotted their own hydrographs. Rowena said: “The fantastic help from the Society towards the cost of the field trip enabled us to offer a more affordable rate to our pupils so all of them had the opportunity to achieve.”
The deadline for submitting an application to the Frederick Soddy Schools Award is 18 January 2020. Successful applications will be announced in March.
We have two other grants available which support fieldwork and innovation in teaching geography: the Ray Y Gildea Jr Award and the Innovative Geography Teaching Grants.
Not quite what you’re looking for? We have a range of funding opportunities for geographical research, expeditions and fieldwork projects. Find a grant.
To celebrate the Higher Education Research Group becoming the Geography and Education Research Group (GeogEd), a conference is being held at the University of the West of England in mid-December.
Welcome to everyone who is attending the second annual geographers in government conference being held at the Society today.
Last week over 50 secondary geography teachers visited the Society to share their ideas and good practice for teaching geography in the classroom, as part of our annual TeachMeet event.
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