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Geography is an exploration of the relationship between the Earth and its people. It studies the location of the physical and human features of the Earth and the character of place – the subject’s central focus – is derived from the interaction of people and environments.
Studying Geography helps pupils to make sense of their surroundings and to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the variety of physical and human conditions on the Earth’s surface. It has direct relevance to pupils of all ages because it relates to many aspects of their own lives and of the environment in which they live.
The over-riding aim in teaching Geography is to foster their sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them and stimulate an interest in their surroundings. Pupils are also encouraged to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat, which in turn enhances their sense of responsibility for care of the Earth and its people.
– Mr Russell Barrett