Our newest cohort of Geography Ambassadors begin their training over the coming weeks in preparation for their first school visits.
Taking place at their university, the half day training sessions provide trainee Ambassadors with a detailed overview of the scheme and an introduction to the Society, guidance on effectively planning, designing and running sessions, and the expectations of the Ambassador role.
Our Ambassadors provide free sessions for schools across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and we are introducing a pilot programme in Scotland, in partnership with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. The sessions introduce pupils to the benefits of studying geography and raise awareness of the career opportunities available. They can also focus on more specific areas of the examination specification as well as on the importance of the discipline to everyday life.
Each Ambassador visit is a valuable opportunity for schools and teachers to encourage even more of their pupils to choose to continue studying geography at school and university.
With a community of over 900 active volunteers, the scheme gives Ambassadors the opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on pupils’ understanding and enthusiasm for geography, as well as expanding their own geographical and professional networks and adding excellent experience to their CVs.
Interested in becoming a Geography Ambassador? Find out more.
Want to schedule an Ambassador visit? Find out more.