Lessons from around the world
Geografun on the road
I consider myself to be incredibly lucky to do the job that I do. For the past 20 years I have been teaching Geography to pupils aged 11 - 16 and since 2011 I have also had the opportunity to work with Geography teachers as part of the Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP).
I believe that Geography is an essential subject for all young people as it helps to build an awareness and understanding of the world that we live in. As a teacher, I believe there is no better way of building my own knowledge of the world than through travel.
Between July and December 2017 I had the opportunity to carry out a sabbatical and during this time I travelled around the world, visiting a number of amazing countries and fantastic locations. In addition to exploring, I also carried out two voluntary work placements. For the first 4 weeks of voluntary work I was based in the Italian village of Camini, where I worked on an international social co-operative project for refugees. The second placement was a month working with various community projects in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
On this website you will find links to my travel blog, and lesson ideas that I have developed throughout my journey, both in teaching and also around the world. There is a contacts page if you would like to get in touch.
I look forward to keeping you updated with lessons from around the world.