Geography Summer Challenge

This year we’re teaming up with schools across the UK to run the Geography Summer Challenge. The challenge aims to encourage young people (11-16) to engage in activities relating to geography over the 2022 summer holidays.

We’re encouraging schools like yours to run the competition across key stages 3 and 4. The competition involves students selecting ten activities from our menu of challenges and collecting evidence of completing each as they go along. Students then submit their entries to their school, where the best three are selected. Prizes could be awarded for first, second and third places. Each school is then invited to enter their best submission to the Internet Geography National Geography Summer Challenge. Internet Geography will choose the top three, and the winners will each receive a £30 Love to Shop voucher (you can read our terms and conditions here).

Students should be provided with a planning sheet which links to the student guide and menu. Once they have identified the challenges, they would like to complete, they then complete them. As they do this, they should gather evidence of completing each challenge. How students collate, this information is entirely up to you. For example, they could add their evidence to a single document, e.g. using Word/Google Docs etc., upload it to a folder on Google Drive, Microsoft Drive or a file sharing service such as DropBox or submit paper-based evidence. You know what will work best for your students.

Once you’ve judged your entries, send us your best Geography Summer Challenge entry by 29th September 2022. To enter the competition, you can either email the project to [email protected] or save the project to an online drive (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive etc.) and send the link to [email protected] via an official teacher email account. The winner will be notified after 5th October 2022 via the email provided during submission.

We’d like to express a huge thank you to everyone who has suggested a Geography Summer Challenge idea. If you’ve got one to share, do let us know via the comments below or by emailing [email protected].

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If you have any questions, please get in touch!