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Roll of Honour 

Here we celebrate the work and achievements of teachers and students from around the county.

Helen Young RGS-IBG Ordnance Survey Award winner 2010

Congratulations to Helen, a geography teacher at The Friary School, Lichfield. She has been instrumental in the integration of ICT and GIS in this and her previous schools. Her website, www.geographygeek.co.uk , has a large following of teachers who benefit from numerous free resources for classroom use. She has also developed GIS materials for educational publishers. Read all about the awards and winners www.rgs.org/AboutUs/Medals+and+Awards/Medals+and+Awards.htm

Simon Jenkins from Alleyne's High School

Simon Jenkins, was a Y11 student at Alleyne's High School in Stone, when he was  chosen to represent GB in a National Geographic Society World Championship in Budapest; Simon was in a GB team of just three. Simon was chosen after six students went to Malham Tarn at Easter, by invitation of the GA, as quiz winners of the GA Worldwise Challenge. Simon subsequently studied geography at Durham University and may well become

The Alleynes team and their teachers with the other GA Worldwise Challenge winners. 

Miles Smith from Endon High School

Miles Smith Endon.jpg (721370 bytes)Miles Smith a Year 7 at Endon High School, won the Junior category of the RGS Young Geographer of the Year competition.  Miles and his teacher Russell Cartlidge, went down to London for the ceremony and prizegiving over half term hosted by Tom Avery, the youngest person to reach the North and South poles. Miles won various prizes including an OS map of his postcode area turned into a jigsaw and the school won a weather station. He had taken part in an essay-writing competition. All top set Year 7 wrote essays on "Is the UK in 2005 overpopulated?" Snippets from Miles' essay are in this month's Geographical magazine and in full on the Geographical website

Miles Smith Young Geography of the Year (under 12) and Russell Cartlidge with Tom Avery. 


Results of the North Staffs. Worldwise Quiz 2005

Congratulations to all those who took part in the recent North Staffs WorldWise quiz. The overall winners were Alleynes High School, Stone, with Endon High and Newcastle School as worthy runners up. Full details of the results here. Well done to all entrants, their teachers and the organisers! 

Congratulations to Pauline Marsden

Photo: Pauline Marsden at RGSPauline Marsden Head of Geography at Sandon High School
was awarded the Ordnance Survey Award at the annual RGS medals and awards ceremony in London. Many of you who many of you will know Pauline through her work with many Staffordshire teachers, whom she has inspired. Pauline received her award for contribution to excellence in the teaching of geography and raising the profile of the subject in schools. Pauline also attended the launch of the RGS Unlocking the Archives and opening of their new study centre. www.rgs.org

Pauline has an outstanding record as a colleague, a teacher, a Peak National Park Ranger and a curriculum developer.  We are delighted for her as a regular contributor to this site and INSET in Staffordshire.

SLN Geography extends our warm congratulations to Sister Mary Henry 

Sister (President of the N Staffs Branch of the GA) with her Certificate of Outstanding Service presented by President Jeremy Krause. Allan Dodd (Chair of the N Staffs Branch far left), Bob Jones (Sec of N Staffs Branch) .  Well deserved. 

bectaaward.jpg (278972 bytes) Congratulations to Peter Humphries of St John Nelthorpe School, Brigg

Those of you in the Avery Hill Network will know Peter. He deserves this BECTa award. 

Peter was instrumental in setting up his own school site http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/nelthorp/room8/intra/geograph/intro.htm and of course www.averyhill.org.uk 

Presentation of the GA Gold Award for SLN Geography at Birmingham University by Professor Michael Bradford, President of the Geographical Association.


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