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Backwell take first place in Temple Island development competition

(Ed: Apologies for delayed report!) The GA Spring Competition. Decision-making exercise focused on urban regeneration. 25th Feb 2020. A month or so after January’s successful boat trip to Temple Quarter in Bristol, students were asked to rapidly produce posters detailing

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Bristol’s urban regeneration: A conference afloat

Bristol’s Watershed – Cumberland Basin – Temple Quarter – Watershed. Urban regeneration observed from the water Report by Ellen Macaulay and Maria Whitehead, geography students at Malvern St. James Girls School On Tuesday 21st January, Yr 12-13 students from local

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St Mary Redcliffe team take Bristol title in WorldWise Quiz

Our thanks to Phil Amor and his team at QEH School for hosting the 2019 Bristol WWQ for Yr10-11s. Also, many thanks for logistical support from the GA committee (past and present): Michelle Graffagnino (UWE), Simon Killen (SMRT) and Chloe

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Reflections on GA/UWE Annual Geography Conference 2019

‘The Benefits of Belonging’ Thursday 27th June 2019 by Natalie Ambrose and Hannah Dunton (pictured below), PGCE students at UWE 2018-9. This year’s Bristol Geographical Association Annual Conference was organised and run by Michelle Graffagnino and Harry West, academics at

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Clifton College narrowly win Spring Competition focused on plastics in the ocean

Report by Kitty Murdoch and Hayden Schrijver, Clifton College, Bristol On 26th February 2019, teams from schools around the Bristol and Bath region gathered in the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol to compete in the annual GA Decision

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King Edwards win Bath WWQ2018

Once again, the Bath round of the GA WorldWise Quiz was held in the lovely setting of the Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute. Eight teams were entered from Corsham School, Sir Bernard Lovell Academy, Beechen Cliff and

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QEH secure 1st and 2nd in Bristol WorldWise Quiz

13th November 2018 6pm: 12 teams from 8 different schools* in the Bristol region assembled at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital for the 2018-9 Bristol WorldWise Quiz. A range of geographical skills were put to the test over the course of 2

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Josh Savory, KESBath, posts on ‘Carbon Cycle and Land Use’ lecture by Dr. House

Dr Jo House, University of Bristol, presented the final lecture of the Bristol GA Autumn Series and focussed on the topic of carbon cycle and forests. She presented compelling arguments about the concerns regarding climate change and increasing levels of

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Reflections on human trafficking lecture by students from Backwell and Badminton Schools

Geographical perspectives on human trafficking, smuggling and security. Report by Lizzie Knowles and Jemima Rogers, Backwell School On Tuesday 16th October 2018, a second GA autumn series lecture for sixth form students was held at the Peel Lecture Theatre, University

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Report on “Practical strategies for succeeding in geography exams” with Mark Jones, UWE.

On Tuesday 10th April 2018, 6 – 8pm, A level students from a range of secondary schools attended an evening of practical hands-on approaches to revising for their Geography AS and A level examinations. Mark Jones , the PGCE Geography

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