‘WHY Study Geography?’ – the book written by Alan Parkinson, Head of Geography at King’s Ely Junior – has won a Highly Commended Award at the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers’ Conference.

The conference was held online, rather than in Inverness where it would usually have taken place. Alan also led a seminar on abandoned landscapes and rewilding to fit the conference theme of ‘Go Wild’. Delegates heard keynotes on the work done in Scotland to support landscape regeneration, to protect native species and the reintroduction of species, including beavers and wild boar.

Alan, who lives in Norfolk and who has been teaching at King’s for eight years, is President of the Geographical Association.

With Glasgow hosting COP26, the impacts of climate change in the country are also shown in a new film by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, of which Alan is an Honorary Fellow.

Find out more here: http://scotlandsclimatejourney.co.uk

Congratulations on the award Alan!

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