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GA awards 2022

Awards 2022

The annual GA Awards ceremony recognises the achievements of individuals, schools and publishers during the previous year. The 2022 GA Awards were presented at the GA Annual Conference held in Guildford and online.

Award for Excellence in Leading Geography

This award is presented to those articles in each of our journals that have made the greatest contribution to the development of good practice, as decided by a poll on the GA website.

This year’s winners are:

Primary Geography

Progression in geography fieldwork experiences by Julia Tanner

 

Teaching Geography

Geography Classroom strategies for tackling the whiteness of geography by Charlotte Milner

 

Geography

The colour of climate change: making the racial injustice of climate change visible by Jeremy Williams

 

GA Publishers’ Awards

The GA Publishers’ Awards are given for materials associated with geography in schools and colleges that are considered to make a significant contribution to geographical education and professional development. This year we have awarded in the Highly Commended and Silver categories.

The awards are as follows:

Powerful Geography

Crown House Publishing

Highly Commended

 

39 ways to save the planet

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Highly Commended

 

Geography Southwest

Simon Ross and John Davidson

Highly Commended

 

Teaching CLIMATE CHANGE in Primary Schools

Routledge / Taylor and Francis

Highly Commended

Evidence of UK glaciation and deglaciation

Time for Geography in partnership with Bangor University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Keele University (accompanying interactive content from ESRI UK and the University of Sheffield)

Highly Commended

 

Fieldwork Booster Video Series

Time for Geography, in partnership with Field Studies Council, Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University, RSS-Hydro, University of the West of England, Discover the World Education

Highly Commended

 

Weather and Climate: A Teachers’ Guide

Royal Meteorological Society

Silver

 

Climate Change in the UK

ESRI UK

Silver

 

Antarctica StoryMap Series

Bethan Davies – www.AntarcticGlaciers.org

Silver

 

Honorary membership

This is the highest award that the GA makes and recognises the enormous contribution that the recipients have made to the GA and to geography in education. This year the award goes to Iain Palôt.

 

Annual award for excellence

This award is for an individual who has made a significant contribution to furthering geographical knowledge and understanding through education and/or the work of the GA over the previous year. This year the award goes to Elizabeth Rynne.

 

GA Distinguished Service Award

This award is given for distinguished service to the GA through membership of and contribution to the work of its committees and special interest groups. This year the award goes to Mel Norman.

 

GA Outstanding Service Diploma

This award is given for outstanding service to the GA through membership of and contribution to the work of its committees and special interest groups. This year’s awardees are Lesley Burnett,  Tina Horler, Paul Hunt, Rachel Kay and Sebastian Witts.

 

GA Outstanding Service Certificate

This award is given for outstanding service to a GA branch. This year the award goes to Peter Penn.

 

Quality Marks

The GA’s Primary and Secondary Quality Marks exist to recognise quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development, teaching and learning.

View Primary Geography Quality Mark award holders

View Secondary Geography Quality Mark award holders

 

Physical Geography Photo Competition

This competition offers a chance for secondary students to showcase their photography skills combined with skills in describing and explaining the physical geography they have captured. The theme for 2021 was ‘identifying and capturing evidence of a process in physical geography’ and the winners are:

From the 11-14 category:

1st prize goes to Phoebe Morrish from Weald of Kent School

2nd prize goes to Olivia Koryciorz from St Bede’s Catholic High School, Lytham

3rd prize goes to Ethan Rimmer from St Bede’s Catholic High School, Lytham

From the 14-18 category:

1st prize goes to Edward Lowe from West Island School Hong Kong

2nd prize goes to Patricia Hao from  West Island School Hong Kong

3rd prize goes to Colin Mikhail Singson from West Island School Hong Kong

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