Geography Partnership Day
The event started with ‘Guess the Flag’ and ‘Guess the Monument’ rounds and then using our brand new Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headsets, the students took a virtual expedition up the tallest mountain in the world. The students learnt about George Mallory, The Hillary Step, Global Warming, the equipment required before hiking up to the summit of one of the most inhospitable places in the world.
Following an ‘International’ lunch, all of the children took part in a quiz, testing their Geographical knowledge – including an emoji Geography round. Each team also had the opportunity to borrow the expertise of a Lambrook Year 8 if they needed help.
The visiting schools and Lambrook staff and pupils truly benefited from working with one another. It was great to be partnering with new people, sharing our resources and learning from others.
Lambrook has established a rolling programme of Educational Partnership days, aiming to share our resources and specialist teachers with our local schools. We feel that there is great benefit in children and staff coming together to investigate new topics, share ideas and to collectively engage with academic topics.
The ISSP initiative sees Lambrook engage with local schools twice a term offering a different academic focus each time. Lambrook has established a new programme with a focus on partnership; encouraging collaboration between all schools involved.
A large number of School resources have been used including IT, classrooms and our Performing Arts Centre. Beyond this, a significant number of staff were fortunate enough to be involved in the day, all keen to share their resources and expertise.
The day involved 46 children from 11 different schools. We hope that we have helped to further stimulate curiosity around Geography, as well as offering wider independent learning and investigative skills, which the children can then apply to other areas of their education.
The children were aged between 9 years and 12 years. There was a balance of genders and a broad mix of academic ability.
The Geography Partnership Day was part of our Humanities provision and will occur on a yearly basis.