Geography

“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” - President Barack Obama

We aim to inspire a curiosity about the world and its peoples which will stay with our pupils throughout their lives.

Pupils develop an understanding of Human and Physical Geography and how the two areas interact, thus helping to shape their views on global issues such as the environment and sustainability.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork plays a central role in this subject at St Paul’s Juniors. Learning by experience is essential in Geography and pupils develop a large array of skills, such as: sketch mapping, teamwork, analysing data and employing critical evaluation. Junior pupils complete a local study onsite, spend the day at Henley River Museum and are afforded the opportunity to visit Iceland in the Second and Third Years. In their penultimate year, pupils visit the Lake District taking part in a joint Geography and Science outdoor education field study week.

Clubs and Enrichment

GeogSoc Brekkie: An opportunity to discuss current geographical affairs and explore geographical gems.

Extreme Dreams Adventure Talks: An inspirational series of talks by motivational explorers, who have travelled to the extreme environments of our planet. Previous talks have welcomed George Bullard, Christina Franco, Adam Acworth, Stuart Block and Anna Blackwell.

Annual Geography Trip: Pupils are invited to explore some of Europe’s finest geographical gems. In recent years, we have been to Iceland and the Azores, looking at glaciers, volcanoes and much more.

Young Geographer of the Year: A national project through which pupils work independently, researching areas of geographical interest. To date, pupils have achieved highly commended or have won the competition.

Primary Quiz: In the summer term, our Upper Third pupils host a quiz for the Lower Second Year and visiting primary school pupils.

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Iceland Trip
Iceland Trip
Iceland Trip
Iceland Trip
Iceland Trip
Iceland Trip
Iceland Trip
Iceland Trip