Juniper Hall welcomed 40 new geography teachers on Friday 28th July 2017 for a great weekend of training.
The RGS (Royal Geographical Society) course designed for geographers starting their teacher training, was run by the environmental education charity, Field Studies Council (FSC), and was set in one of their many beautiful centre locations, Box Hill in Surrey.
The group took part in various activities, both in the river and forest, which were intended to help with their future geography careers. These included: kick sampling, using hydro-props for velocity measuring, identifying river invertebrates and vegetation sampling.
RGS Project Officer, Maryam S-Draper, passed on the Scholars’ appreciation:
“The programme was great and the Scholars found it extremely valuable ahead of their teacher training. They also commented on how welcoming everyone was, and how great the facilities are.”
Head of centre at Juniper Hall, Simon Ward, commented:
“I am so pleased with the success of this year’s course and I hope that all participants now have the tools they need to kick-start their careers in teaching geography. The next cohort will be coming in 2018 which is great news!”