Archive for the ‘Topical Topics’ Category

How Did World Cup Fever Win in Essex?

  • Published July 19, 2018
  • By Dave Catlin

RoamerWorld Cup Makes a Great Enrichment Day

The 2018 Football World Cup is over! We applaud the winners France and praise Russia for hosting a wonderful competition. The day after the final we took Roamer to Mark Hall Academy, Harlow, Essex. We held the RoamerWorld Cup with a group of students aged 12 to 15 as part of their enrichment day. (more…)

Take Advantage of the World Cup

  • Published June 21, 2018
  • By Dave Catlin

Piggybacking on to Enthusiasms is Always a Good Idea

Once again four years have flown by and a new World Cup has started in Russia.  Even better, England won a game.  You may hate football, but you can’t deny the passions and emotions it creates for many people including your students.  Why not harness their enthusiasm with a set of Roamer challenges?  Roamer has a talent for connecting with student interests.

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Going to the Seaside

  • Published August 15, 2016
  • By Dave Catlin

Roamer Helps Solve Callous Murder Mystery

On the 2nd July Roamer went to support the Waves of Change Conference, held at The Crystal in London’s Docklands.  The conference gathered to promote peace and discuss the issue of water conservation.  Roamer engaged around 40 delegates in a Murder Mystery Game, aimed at highlighting the issues of water supply and water pollution.  A few days later we visited St Ignatius College, Enfield.  Once again Roamer proved adept at prompting adults and students to think about issues our children will face in the future. (more…)

Word Cup Fever at St Edmunds

  • Published July 9, 2014
  • By KS 1 Children at St Edmunds

The Tour de France has now crossed the English Channel back to France.  Meanwhile, another of the World’s Great sporting events is taking place across the Atlantic in South America.  The FIFA World Cup had inspired the staff and children at St Edmunds School in Enfield to do a penalty shoot out competition in their Code Club.  Some of the Key Stage 1 children sent GO this article. (more…)

Roamer Starts a Reet Grand Tour

  • Published July 4, 2014
  • By Dave Catlin

In 1987 Bradford teacher Doreen Gregory inspired me to design an educational version of Big Trak. That was Classic Roamer.  Tomorrow the world’s greatest cycle race, the Tour de France starts in my home town of Leeds. The first stage takes the riders through Yorkshire Dales where I spent a lot of my youth walking and potholing. This is a  heady mixture of nostalgia and homesickness mixed with some Yorkshire pudding and French joie de vivre (I never expected to see a map with à côté de Buttertubs marked on it).  I had to create a somewhat personal Roamer Topical Topic.

Tour de France, Roamer Activty, Yorkshire

 

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