Geography Champions

Primary Geography Champions Network

A network for primary teachers created by the Geographical Association for the Primary Geography Champions project.


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Diane Martin added a discussion to the group Hampshire Primary Geography Champion Network

Assessing with / without levels - New Curriculum

Hi, although not the Geography leader in school but having completed degree with Winchester many years ago and yes with you Sharon )who I still tell all about.) We at our school are in desperate need of some way of assessing with the new curriculum and wondered if there is anything out there yet?Would be great if I could pass this on to our NQT +1 who is now responsible for this area.ThanksSee More
Nell Seal posted a group

Bedfordshire Primary Geographers

I've set up this group for any Primary Geography Teachers in the Bedfordshire area who may wish to link together and share resources/ideas.  I am a Primary Geography Champion now based in Bedfordshire and would love to support as many local teachers as I can to get out there and do fantastic geography with their children :-)See More
Nell Seal posted an event

Primary Geography at Holt Hall Environmental and Outdoor Learning Centre

May 12, 2015 from 9am to 4pm
An opportunity for geography subject leaders (or those with an interest in geography) to gather new ideas for teaching geography creatively on a practical, hands-on and fast-paced training day. This course is an opportunity to get together with other colleagues interested in primary geography. The course will give participants plenty of new ideas for making their geography curriculum fresh, motivating and relevant. We will use the comfortable surroundings of Holt Hall Environmental and Outdoor…See More
Profile IconRanal Kelly and Leisa Atkinson joined Geography Champions
Mar 21
Jason Cannons commented on Jason Cannons's status
"Hi Paula,  Thanks so much for that, that is very useful! I had already started geography club (after school), but I will definitely keep that list of ideas for future reference, so thank you!  I decided to go with a Bog Baby focus - the…"
Mar 21
Rachel Bowles left a comment for Leisa Atkinson
"Welcome Leisa - I was just checking to see if as a new member you lived near me ! (Blackheath, London) However seeing you are in Townsville are you acquainted with John Lidstone, Adjunct Professor, School of Education Queensland University of…"
Mar 21
Profile IconCiara Neville, sarah ward, Serena Padden and 1 more joined Geography Champions
Mar 16
Alan Parkinson and Emily are now friends
Mar 10
Alan Parkinson posted a blog post

Teach in London ? We'd like your help if possible

HiYou may have heard of the plans for the Greater London National Park that Daniel Raven Ellison is leading...I've been involved in small way since the start exploring educational ideas.We are planning a proposal and if you could help us, or let other colleagues including secondary who teach in London know about the opportunity that would be great...…See More
Mar 10
Paula Owens commented on Jason Cannons's status
"Hi Jason, Only just seen this! You probably have already decided what to do but a few suggestions... Sharon's idea so you probably know this, it to get them outside with transparent umbrella's and felt pens creating fun panoramic maps of…"
Mar 8
Profile IconNatasha Dixon, Megan Gallacher and Sophie Martin joined Geography Champions
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Mar 5
Paula Owens left a comment for Conor Nolan
"Congratulations Conor, you have the distinction of being the 2000th member of Geography Champions! No prize I'm afraid but lots of kudos! Wonderful!"
Mar 4
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Mar 3
Caitlin Dorgan is now a member of Geography Champions
Mar 2


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A Geographical Association project - join the GA here.

Welcome to our collaborative learning community. With more than 1500 members it is a great place to share ideas, resources and news about primary geography and the primary curriculum. Do browse the library of great Blog Posts with keyword links here  and add your own posts. Please do take the time to comment on queries and thoughts submitted by others.

A big welcome to all new members! Remember, you can have your own page AND belong to a group where 'local' discussions are held – our Champions are keen for you to join them so please find a relevant group in your area to join by checking the list below or using the map.

IMPORTANT: If you have applied to join our network but not been given access it is probably because you have either a suspicious looking email address or name - eg a christian name only. We moderate each new member individually and do our very best to avoid having spam on the site.

FREE FOR ALL TEACHERS: stunning image sets available to download as part of A Different View - the Manifesto for Geography plus accompanying free activities written by teachers - well worth a look.

Please do add a picture of yourself to our professional networking site as it makes it much more friendly. See the blog adding your image if you're not sure.

NEW! A tab to a page for Primary Geographer the Primary Journal. Find out what's available now and coming next, plus how to submit articles. Also a new tab for the Primary Geography Quality Mark. Are you going for the award? Why not post a discussion there?

GA Primary PowerPoint.ppt This is an adapted version of the GA ppt at the bottom of this page made relevant just for the primary phase - thanks Nicola!


Have a look at the map and zoom in to see who your nearest Champion is? As well as joining their 'group page' for discussions you may want to attend one of their forthcoming face to face sessions for high quality, free CPD (plus certificate, cake, biscuits, tea, coffee ...). Or, you may want to suggest an event in your local area that meets your needs. So get networking!

View Geography Champion Network in a larger map


The revamped and comprehensive Geographical Association (GA) website is now live. Lots for non - members and members alike and useful updates from the GA: the Trusted Voice for Geography.

DfE Consultation on Assessment closed on December 18th 2014

 GA Curriculum and Assessment guidance and documents for Geography complete and online.


 National Curriculum (England) 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography


Support and resources from the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Advisory Group (GEAG) This is an online resource to support teachers, tutors and student teachers in preparing for the new curriculum. The materials are NOT to be used for commercial purposes.


The Geographical Association is a partner in the government-funded Global Learning Programmes for England and Wales

Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.  

 National Curriculum for England and Assessment information

Blog Posts

Teach in London ? We'd like your help if possible


You may have heard of the plans for the Greater London National Park that Daniel Raven Ellison is leading...

I've been involved in small way since the start exploring educational ideas.

We are planning a proposal and if you could help us, or let other colleagues including secondary who teach in London know about the opportunity that would be great...…


Posted by Alan Parkinson on March 10, 2015 at 20:30

Critical thinking?

Critical thinking is a key part of the Global Learning Programme. What does this look like and how does it relate to other skills?


These slides will hopefully provoke a discussion - what are your thoughts? It sets critical thinking up as the dual companion to creativity.…


Posted by Paula Owens on February 6, 2015 at 13:00

Spam message

Hi Elizabeth,
Yes I had a spam message
too but they're gone now - deleted for spam . It's great that we are so vigilant as if one does get through we get rid of them pretty quickly. I usually weed them out at joining stage but no harm done. Thanks so much - I'd urge anyone to let me know if anything happens like this again as we work hard to keep this network clean.

Posted by Paula Owens on January 30, 2015 at 13:36

Global Learning Programme - Wales

We at Ysgol Esgob Morgan were very proud to be selected as a Lead School for the Global Learning Programme Wales. This success led to us being invited to a two day training session in Cardiff earlier in the month.

The event explained all about how to go about recruiting our network of 15 schools to develop the global aspect with over the course of two years. The event had speakers from the CfBT, Geographical Association and iNet Cymru. All sessions were engaging and focused, we look…


Posted by Richard Hatwood on January 28, 2015 at 20:32 — 1 Comment

Geography resources for classroom

I found this great for resource ideas when coming up with my georgraphy lesson whilst on placement. You should take a look if you need some resource ideas.

Posted by Lorna Cahill on December 16, 2014 at 16:40

Some Cool Games

Hey guys, 
Some cool games here for kids always on The Nat Geo Kids website. (i enjoyed doing playing too) ;

Posted by Alec Hughes on December 9, 2014 at 12:28

It's Our World

The UK's largest Art project for 4-19 year olds celebrating the environment and supporting sustainability. Find out how to add an image to the map. Great school project.…


Posted by Paula Owens on November 21, 2014 at 12:05



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