As Thursday draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on a fairly interesting week. On Sunday I completed my first marathon in 4 hours 3 minutes. That 3 minutes has bugged me, so I’ve entered next year’s Brighton Marathon too to see if I can get under four hours.
The second piece of news is that the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has seen fit to award me with the Ordnance Survey Award for excellence in geography teaching. This is quite humbling recognition as it comes from peers. Of course, it’s a team effort and I would like to thank:
- The Priory Geography Team, past and present for being inspirational and getting me to work in the morning. You’ve always gone along with what I’ve suggested and provided the right balance of support challenge, grumpiness and laughs. We aren’t going to take ourselves seriously still though. Thank you Jo, Sam, JP, Lauren, Lisa, Mo, Charlotte. Thanks also to my Headteacher and Line Managers past and current. I know it can’t be easy to keep me in line, but thank you for giving me the room to develop.
- There are too many geographers who have provided ideas, inspiration, challenge and a well timed kick in the goolies at points. Particular thanks go to Alan Parkinson, Ollie Bray, Tony Cassidy, Noel Jenkins, Val Vannet, Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, Bob Lang, every GA SPC member I had the pleasure to work with and Dan Raven-Ellison. There are many others.
- Thank you to the many twitter contacts and wider members of my professional network for providing ideas, inspiration, challenge and support.
So, where to go now…….