Worldwise winners 2012
Reading School were crowned champions of the 2012 Worldwise Challenge, a popular free weekend of geography fieldwork and presentations led by the Geographical Association (GA), which took place at FSC Blencathra in the Lake District last month.
The weekend saw a range of tasks and activities which involved exploring and discovering the area around Blencathra. It culminated on the Sunday with presentations given to a panel of judges. 42 students took part, with teams from 8 different schools.
Staff, teachers and students agreed it was a fantastic event with one of the teachers commenting: 'I think it was a very worthwhile experience for the pupils and promoted some good geographical thinking skills about the changing connections between people and place in a landscape over time'
Worldwise is an initiative run by the GA and supported by FSC. It offers schools a range of free geography resources and activities – the more a school carries out, the more chance they have of winning a place on the Worldwise Challenge weekend.
Next year the weekend will take place at FSC Nettlecombe on the edge of Exmoor.
For more information about Worldwise and how to get involved please visit the Worldwise website
You can also read more about the 2012 Worldwise Challenge weekend on the GA website
Wednesday, June 6, 2012