Year 12 Geographers with Miss Moore and Mr Redfern
Sixth form geography students took part in an all island A-level geography workshop at Castle Rushen High School on Saturday 15th January.
Giving up the usual early morning lie-in may not have been appealing to some, but the workshop was led by Mr David Redfern, Chief Examiner for Geography with AQA Examination Board, and therefore very much worth attending. Students were already familiar with his name, given that he is one of the authors of the key text book for their course, but were able to hear directly from him how to ‘think like a Geographer’.
His focus at this workshop was developing student awareness of skills and fieldwork preparation for the GEOG2 unit which asks students to apply map, graphical and thinking skills to unknown data and resources, and report and analyse data collection that the students have completed themselves.
Mr Macgregor after completing the London Marathon in 2009
On Sunday 22nd April Mr Macgregor will be tackling the 26 mile London Marathon. This will be the 10th time he will run the course after first completing it at 18 years old. This year he aims to complete the course in under 3 hours for the first time with a previous PB of 3 hours 5 minutes. His current training regime is between 70 – 90 miles a week.
Previous charities supported by his marathon attempts have been NSPC, Children’s society, Ramsey lifeboat & Search Dogs. This year he is raising money for Ronald McDonald house which provides accommodation for families with sick children in Liverpool’s Alder Hay Hospital. SNHS and Year 11 will be running a competition to guess his time to the nearest second for some prizes to support this worthwhile charity. Look out for Mr Macgregor dressed as Ronlad Mcdonald on the TV!