Primary Geography Champions
About the Champions
The Primary Geography Champions are a group of enthusiastic and passionate geographers recruited as part of the Action Plan for Geography to work with and support primary teachers around the country. More than 2000 teachers have engaged with the project and it has left a legacy of lasting networks.
To date we have an impressive list of 50 Champions around the country including the latest appointments made in 2011. Our Champions are a mix of (mostly) teachers, educators in ITE and LA and independent advisors.
They also include the well known author Anita Ganeri who wrote the Horrible Geography series of books and the explorer and author Alastair Humphreys - you can read an interview with Alastair in the Autumn 2010 issue of Primary Geography. We are also lucky to have recruited Professor Iain Stewart as an honorary Primary Geography Champion. All of them are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and confident geographers of course!
PRESS RELEASE: Primary Geography Teaching Boosted by Famous Champions (01.11.10)
Local support and networking
Although the funding for this project ended in 2011, many of our Champions are continuing to support their local networks and are providing inspirational local leadership. The GA is continuing to fund the Primary Geography Champions Ning as a resource for primary teachers. Why not come along and join us?
Visit the Primary Geography Champions Ning to meet our Champs, find out about networking activities taking place in your area, and interact with other teachers across the UK. Although registration is required, this is free and only takes a few seconds.
Find out more about the Champs Ning in the GA Magazine article 'Geography Champions - a glimpse behind the Ning' (PDF).
You may also be interested in joining the Early Years and Primary Practitioners group on the main Geographical Association Ning.
Local and regional events
Our Primary Champions regularly hold CPD events and offer free network meetings in their local areas - visit the Primary Geography Champions Ning for up to date listings.
Map of Champions
Click the Google Map below for the locations and contact details of all Champs.
View Geography Champion Network in a larger map
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