Two teachers recognised with OS Award
Honours presented at Royal Geographical Society’s 2023 Medal and Awards
The annual Royal Geographical Society’s 2023 Medal and Awards have honoured two teachers, Ellie Barker and Simon Holland, with the Ordnance Survey (OS) Award.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s prestigious medal and awards recognise excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement. They are presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to geography.
OS sponsors two RGS awards for excellence in geography education at secondary level.
Ellie Barker, founder of the Curious Geographer platform, said: “I am so grateful to even be nominated for this award! I just wanted to thank all of the amazing academics and geographers who have contributed to The Curious Geographer’s platform to make geography accessible to all.”
Simon Holland, Head of Faculty for Geography at Bilborough Sixth Form College in Nottingham, added: “I am deeply honoured to receive this RGS Ordnance Survey Award. Geography is an amazing, engaging, empowering and ever-changing subject which opens so many doors for young people. It is a real privilege to teach the subject I love every day and share my genuine passion with so many students over the last 18 years of my career. Without Geography you are nowhere!”
This year, RGS’s Medal and Awards recognise 23 outstanding people and organisations for their notable contributions to geography. For more information visit Royal Geographical Society - 2022 Awards (rgs.org).
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