Geography Creative & Enjoyment Week March 2012

In March 2012 over 20 student teachers from the University of Cumbria visited school as part of a special geography themed creative week.

Children walked the length and breadth of the country in a single lesson, on a map that covered the whole of the school hall! Using the giant map of England and Wales, the children were able to see their own town in relation to the rest of England and Wales, understand North, East, South and West, and grid references, scale, distance and overhead perspective. They learnt about English and Welsh geography, followed roads, railways, rivers and valleys, walked the coastline, stood on the highest peaks and even walked up the M6!

The students have taught the individual classes in small groups. The children have studied different continents and taken part in activities as diverse as “flying” to Rio for a Samba dance lesson, joining African tribes and building igloos! The Reception class even had an alien guest from another planet whom they taught about life on earth before making him a space ship to return home.