‘Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.’ – Michael Palin
It is our intent for the Geography element at St Peter’s school to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. As a multicultural school our teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Within this we encourage students to reflect on the interconnectedness of the world and their place within it.
As our pupils progress we encourage them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We want our students to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. As well as looking at this on a global scale we have developed a curriculum which allows students to further their understanding of how Huntingdon connects not only to other places in the UK, but the world. Through this we will develop globally conscious young people, who will be able to contribute this global thinking to the world beyond school.