Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Year 10 SPAGeog WINS National Wide Horizons Event

Year 10 Geographers WIN the Wide Horizons’ National Competition

#What will you do today in Geography?

I am writing to inform you of an incredible achievement by some of our Year 10 Geography students. They entered a competition called #SharingAdventures by Wide Horizons, which involved the students producing a 1 minute video on the benefits of a residential in Wales and the effect on their lives and the local community. This competition was against over 250 UK secondary schools.

It is with great pride that I can reveal that our students have won 1st place in the competition which means a one week residential in Wales worth over £10,000. The five day residential Adventure Learning experience will enable the students to engage in a number of outdoor adventures including canoeing, gorge walking and rock climbing. The location will be located along the River Dee, situated on the edge of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. 
Figure 1 Mountain Walking in Snowdonia.

During the visit the students will be participating in activities such as:
1.      Rock Climbing and Bouldering
2.      Abseiling
3.      Scrambling and Weaselling
4.      Mountain Walking
5.      Underground Exploration
6.      Orienteering
7.      Mountain Biking
8.      Low ropes course
9.      Shelter
Figure 2 Gorge Walking at the Wide Horizons Centre.

To see more at the Wide Horizon Ty’ny Berth and Bryntysilio Centres at http://www.widehorizons.org.uk/sharingadventures#sthash.FNTWm0hu.dput

Mrs Cooper’s and Mr Davis’ Geography classes joined forces to create the videos that WON the competition. If you would like to view the winning videos please visit the other articles on the blog, the school twitter account or the SPA Geog YouTube Channel and subscribe. Please see the winning teams below:

Team 1- Ahmed, Demi, Kwabena, Nathan, Fabrizio and Gareth.

 Team 2- Tony, Steve, Folarin and Joseph.

Team 3- Melanie and Fay.
Team 4- Breeana, Victoria, Elizabeth, Laurette and Jessica.

Team 5- Amy, Maureen, Eljay, Megan and Ieva.

Congratulations to all students for their tremendous achievement and I hope they thoroughly enjoy the £10,000 trip to Wales. Please check out Show My Homework or the Geography Blog for the competition from Action For Conservation on working with National Wardens in Pembrokeshire. The competition is open to Year 9, 10 and 11 students.

#Where is your geography classroom?

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