The Rex Walford Award is for trainees or teachers who have just started their careers, including students enrolled on a PGCE, SCITT, Teach First and School Direct, alongside NQTs and colleagues at a similar stage in their careers.
The award was named after Rex Walford. Rex was a teacher, a natural enthusiast, a leading international name in geography education, a long-serving Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and one of the first group of Chartered Geographers. He supported the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in many ways over more than 25 years.
Reflecting the late Rex Walford’s passion for training new geography teachers who can inspire their students in their subject, it is awarded for the best scheme of work, set of teaching resources and/or lesson plans developed on the same theme as the Young Geographer of the Year competition.
We welcome innovative and effective approaches to engaging pupils with the competition question and would also be interested to see examples of pupils’ work that has resulted from the lessons.
Remapping our lives
For this year’s Rex Walford Award competition we are asking Trainee or early career geography teachers to create a short scheme of work, including a range of mapping, which reveals how their pupils’ lives have been shaped by the Covid pandemic.
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Rex Walford Award and The Young Geographer of the Year competition are kindly supported by: