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24 March 2021 |
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Devizes School Geography Teacher Selected for The Guardian’s 100 Inspiring Teachers Campaign

Every day across the federation, our teaching staff use their passion and enthusiasm to inspire their students.

At Devizes School, one of these amazing people, Ms Honor, has been selected for a national campaign by The Guardian and Channel Four featuring 100 Inspiring Teachers.

After finishing a masters degree in Volcanology, Ms Honor joined the federation as a newly qualified teacher at Devizes. Since joining, she worked hard with the rest of her team and her students to transform the geography curriculum to focus more on the aspects of sustainability and climate change.

Noticing a great opportunity, the geography department at Devizes decided to renovate the school’s conservation garden with the help of their students. Although development of the garden had been put on hold by COVID-19, the project has already been a great success, with students successfully growing rhubarbs and carrots last year!

Ms Honor has also helped contribute to the amazing extra-curricular endeavours of our students on the topic of climate change, running sessions with the Student Climate Network, and leading their debate team for the White Horse Federation Science Festival, sadly also cancelled by COVID-19.

Under the leadership of the whole geography team, it has been wonderful to see the passion and keenness with which our students have embraced the subject.

The school was recently visited by a camerawoman from the Guardian for a shoot, and Cat herself was interviewed by the newspaper. You can read the story in the Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/100-teachers/2021/mar/22/meet-the-geography-teachers-inspiring-the-next-generation-of-eco-champions, and find out more about Cat’s work on the Devizes school news page.

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