Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Citizens UK works with Year 10 SPA Geog

Year 10 Citizens UK Presentation Workshop

Students experienced a Citizens UK workshop with Year 10 geographers last term. Please see the other article on details of this event. This has focused on parts of the curriculum relating to ‘Theme 1: Challenges in the Built Environment’ at GCSE. This experience was invaluable to our 15 students who participated as they had an opportunity to voice their thoughts on the housing regeneration in Thamesmead with Peabody Housing Association.

The students on Monday 25th April will present on integrating ideas for the regeneration and sustainability of the Thamesmead area to a panel of judges; Mr Winston, Mrs Bryan, a Citizens UK representative and Greenwich’s local MP Theresa Pearce. The teams have been divided into classes and asked to speak about the following topics:
·         Ms Gaffney’s class: Creating a new commercial economy in Abbey Wood – Shopping districts.
·         Mr Davis’ class: Sustainable estates.
·         Mr O’Nullain’s class: Sustainable and affordable intergenerational communities.
·         Mrs Cooper’s class: Sustainable communal spaces in Southmere Lake.

To aid the teams in preparing for the competition, a renowned lecturer Alberto Galindo from Ravensborne College helped prepare the students through a workshop on presentation skills. The students commended both Alberto and Citizens UK representative for their guidance on presentation skills and the elements of the success criteria. The teams are relishing the challenge that awaits them next week. With the prospect of the winners heading to a three hour aerial assault course at Go Ape who wouldn’t be inspired?!

#Where’s your next geography classroom?

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