With students and families from all around the world, we feel incredibly lucky here at Bute to have such a diverse cohort. Our Geography classes are a great opportunity for us to explore and celebrate both the physical and cultural characteristics of different regions. In a rapidly changing and increasingly more interdependent world, it is important that the children of today become better global citizens, understanding people from different cultures and countries and recognising the effect that humans are having on the Earth.
Through developing their geographical knowledge and skills, we aim for the girls to develop confidence in forming their own opinions on environmental issues. In learning about their immediate areas, as well as others worldwide, the study of Geography also helps them to see order in what can initially seem like the random placement of people and places around the world.
Using the National Curriculum as a framework, Geography is taught throughout the school from Reception upwards. To supplement our work at school, we also have a programme of fieldwork and visits which range from analysing how healthy the Thames is locally at Chiswick Pier to learning about coastal erosion on our Year 4 residential trip to the Isle of Wight.