As with History, Geography forms part of the school’s cross-curricular approach. Pupils are encouraged to develop a lively and questioning awareness of their local surroundings. Their interest and knowledge of the variety of physical and human conditions will extend from their local environment to the national and international scene. Within the places studied, children will acquire the skills necessary for the interpretation of geographical information and for geographical enquiry.
The school has its own outdoor classroom and activities within this play a vital role in fostering an understanding of the relationship between human activity and the quality of the environment. Walks, guided visits, regular surveys and, at the upper junior level, residential visits all contribute towards a growing awareness and appreciation of the child’s environment.