Wishing all students, staff and parents a very happy summer! We look forward to seeing everyone in September. A'level results - Thursday 18th August GCSE Results - Thursday 25th August - see main school website www.stivoschool.org for full details.
Geography Awareness Week 2015
November 18th is also GIS day - an international for users of GIS to demonstrate real world applications used in society. In celebration of this there are many events going on all around the world - further details are available on the GIS day website.
As part of GIS day from the 16th-20th November Ashcloud Apocalypsewill be running, a free online risk mapping activity for all Geographers, created by Raphael Heath, Head of Geography at Royal High School Bath and in conjunction with Esri UK.
This is set to be the biggest mapping event of the year, involving students from around the world in learning about disaster risk mapping by examining and mapping the risks from a mega volcanic eruption for the area they live.
GeoWeek is celebrated every third week of November and the public awareness is officially organised by the National Geographic Education but institutions and societies from all over the world support it. This provides another great opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of Geography in our curriculum.
The theme of this year’s Geography Awareness Week is “Explore! The Power of Maps”. As geographers, spatial thinking is an essential skill and one which all our students need to develop.
Whilst unfortunately not during Geography Awareness week, here at St Ivo we are hosting an ICT / GIS CPD event in January 2016 for Geography Teachers from the Cambridgeshire area. With a focus on the use of ArcGIS in schools.
GIS/ICT CPD Event
What are you doing to celebrate Geography Awareness Week 2015? We hope to use our website, twitter feed and facebook page as well as events in the department to continue to raise awareness of our fantastic subject? - Why not share your events and ideas through the #GEOWeek15 on twitter.
We hope all our Year 11 and 13 students enjoy a well deserved summer having now finished their geography and travel and tourism exams. Year 10 students going on the Iceland trip - please remember - Friday lunchtime meeting in N16!
St Ivo Geography Department Online Portal “Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” - Michael Palin