Young Geographers Club introduced at Junior School
At the start of the Christmas Term back in September, the Young Geographers Club was launched at St George's Junior School.
The club aims to foster an interest in Geographical issues in Britain and around the world. The pupils will be looking at Geographical issues in the news, environmental issues and twenty first century challenges such as climate change, population growth and sustainability. There will also be the opportunity for field work using the newly acquired equipment provided by the Parents' Association.
The club is hoping to develop links with the Royal Geographical Society, hold debates, invite guest speakers and organise special events throughout the year.
A series of talks on topical Geographical issues has already been organised over the next two terms. The talks will be aimed at Year 5 and 6 pupils, with parents also invited to attend. The dates are as follows:
‘Deforestation’ talk by Paul Baker, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Association - Thursday 2 November - 4pm-5pm
‘Climate Change’ talk by Paul Baker, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Association - Thursday 18 January - 4pm-5pm
The Geography of the Junior School
The Young Geographers wasted no time in getting stuck into their chosen extra-curricular study, as they spent an afternoon at the beginning of term exploring the Geography of the Junior School. The children went round and took photos of interesting features, signs and special symbols that were in place around the campus.
The keen Geographers also spent time exploring some of the new 40 acres of land around the Junior School, collecting unique leaves, feathers, different types of fruit and any other special objects that they could find.
24 October 2017