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The Women of Volcanoes

Hear from two renowned volcanologists about their journey and discover how this could be an excellent career choice for many of your young geographers

Thursday, 14th March 2019

Jo Coles

Nancy from Norway

What can students take from a trip to Norway? To find out, we asked our friend and colleague Norwegian Nancy.

Tuesday, 19th February 2019

Katherine Woollett

China’s Solar Energy Boom

Datong County in northern China is the proud location of two giant pandas, made from thousands of solar panels!

Monday, 4th February 2019

Jo Coles

Our favourite destinations for Feb-March 2020 (from £535pp)

Visit the Azores, Iceland or Bay of Naples in February or March 2020 for an unforgettable, great value school trip!

Thursday, 24th January 2019

Destination Specialist

Using literature in the geography classroom: Iceland

How can geographers support their students to develop literacy skills? Jo Coles provides her advice and a range of classroom activities...

Friday, 21st December 2018

Jo Coles

Why You Should Visit West Iceland

A day or two in the West fits in nicely to a 5 day itinerary including the Golden Circle highlights so you don’t have to choose between them.

Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Francesca Willis

Lessons from the 2018 exam season continued: Conquering the Case Study

Now that the dust has settled we must ask ourselves, was there the need for the panic?

Friday, 9th November 2018

Jo Coles

Oraefajokull Update

We asked earth scientist, author, explorer and a member Icelandic parliament, Ari Trausti Guðmundsson for his update on Mt Oraefajokull since his last post in February of this year.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018

Ari Trausti Gudmunsson

How to Speak ‘Volcano’

Jo Coles discusses the importance of using geographical language in the classroom and provides ideas on how to get your students speaking like geographers.

Tuesday, 4th September 2018

Jo Coles

Lessons Learned From The 2018 Exam Season

Jo Coles weighs in on what have we learned and how should this influence teaching this September.

Friday, 31st August 2018

Jo Coles

Iceland and Hawaii: A comparison exercise for your classroom

Classroom activities: comparing how the physical, social, economic and environmental effects differ in Hawaii and Iceland.

Friday, 1st June 2018

Jo Coles

The Azores or Iceland? Where you should visit next

Our Iceland travel specialists weigh in on how a school trip to The Azores compares to a trip Iceland...

Thursday, 26th April 2018

Destination Specialist