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New challenges: GeoVation and Ordnance Survey – win money for your school

January 15, 2012

Alan Parkinson from the Geography Collective was at the BETT Show in London yesterday, presenting a seminar on the work of the Geography Collective in influencing creative curriculum design.
Thanks to Paul Heinrich of NAACE for chairing the session.
Here’s an embedded version of the presentation that Alan used, with some formatting issues on some slides – apologies for the way that it’s viewed in Slideshare…

The presentation also saw the launch of two new sets of missions with our partners GeoVation and the Ordnance Survey.
The GeoVation missions offer a chance to win money for the school by exploring a problem related to the idea of FOOD.


From the GeoVation blog:


During a presentation at the BETT Show on Saturday 14 January Alan Parkinson from Mission:Explore will start the GeoVation challenge badge-geovationwhich will ask children to identify a food related problem in their community, think of a solution and come up with a plan for executing it.The best plans that also make use of Ordnance Survey mapping can win a slice of funding to help turn them into a reality.  Children in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 can enter by doing a series of three GeoVation missions on Mission:Explore to win a GeoVation badge and then completing and entry form.


The Ordnance Survey Missions are called SHARE THE VIEW. They are pinned to around 800 VIEWPOINTS all over the UK, and offer the chance to share your view – not necessarily just a picture of the view, but your impressions on the view…

Finally, thanks to those people who came along to the seminar and said some kind words about it.

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 9, 2013 21:41

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for train set

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