The Rex Walford Award is for teachers currently completing their teacher training, or teachers who have just started their careers.
The theme for the Rex Walford Award 2020 is:
The world beyond my window
This year’s Rex Walford Award provides teachers with the opportunity to explore the potential that geography holds.
Although we might all be confined to our homes, and doing #geographyathome, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is asking teachers to explore their wider geographical horizons by entering the Rex Walford Award and discovering ‘The world beyond my window’.
Whether you chose to explore the geography immediately outside your window or the wider world is up to you. We are interested in how lives are connected to these places and the geographical processes that created and continue to change them today.
Entering the competition
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.
Entrants are asked to produce a scheme of work, covering at least three lessons, that focuses on the theme ‘ The world beyond my window ’
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 this question and would also be interested to see examples of pupils’ work that has resulted from the lessons.
The deadline for all entries is 5.00pm Tuesday 30 June 2020. The winner will be contacted after this date and invited to an award ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in South Kensington, London.
Please attach a copy of the entry form to your entry and include details of your current teaching status.
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.
The Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award are kindly supported by: