Monday, 28 October 2013

SAGT 3 of 10: Arrival at the conference and Awards....

After breakfast it was over early to the conference venue: the North Inch Community Campus. The first of three years that it will be held there. There were over 200 delegates attending, and there were the traditional bacon butties and coffee to start...

The exhibitors were already setting up the stalls.




The delegates were collecting their goodie bags. These are always excellent at the SAGT - I remember the ones in Dundee that had a jute bag, pot of jam and a copy of the Beano (journalism) to represent the 3 Js that built the city....
This time round they included a calendar, books, copy of 'The Geographer' (the RSGS journal), a pencil and a poke of sweets, all in a rather good jute bag...


I set up my seminar room that I was going to be using, and made sure that the ICT all worked and the handouts were placed on the desks, and then went back downstairs for a coffee, and chat to Duncan Hawley. It was then time for the SAGT awards.

The SAGT awards are similar to the GA awards.
There are non-book and book categories, and I ended up being quite well represented here....

In the SAGT awards, our Mission:Explore pack on Iceland, which was written for Discover the World was commended.

Well done to John Sayers, who co-wrote the missions, and Helen Steer and Tom Morgan Jones for design, editing and illustration work.


... and then it came to the winner of the SAGT BOOK AWARD....
The overall winner of this was 'Fieldwork through Enquiry', which I co-wrote with John Widdowson...
The certificate was picked up by Hazel Barrett, the president of the GA.

A good start to the day !

Images: John Vannet and Alan Parkinson

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