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The Primary Geography Bee celebrates the world around us, and children's knowledge of it.


Children from a large number of schools take part in an enjoyably competitive battle of the brains, covering all areas of the National Curriculum but going way beyond that. Children learn about the capital cities, countries and continents of the world, as well as being guided to learn more about the physical and social world around us.


Children and schools receive a study pack which guides the research and learning in school, ahead of the big event, at which all schools come together to see who will be crowned the victor.

The Geography Bee has been running successfully for five years in the London Borough of Newham, led by Jonny and based at Elmhurst Teaching School. In March 2020, the Newham Bee will run for the sixth time, and we will be launching the inaugural Redbridge Primary Geography Bee and Wakefield Geography Bee competitions.

We would love to run the Bee in more areas, and would require at least eight schools, and at most twenty schools, in order to get up a good, sustainable competition, that strengthens and celebrates a knowledge of the world.

All children taking part must come from Year 5 - this ensures the competition is fair between schools.