Geography is more than colouring in maps.
How does it rain? How has climate change affected us? How can we become global citizens? These are the questions we want our pupils to be asking. It is important for our children to understand how our world works and how the issues the world faces can affect us.
Geography is powerful subject that lets our children become explorers, enquirers, environmentalists and global citizens. In lessons we want to encourage enquiry to understand the world we live in. We achieve this deep understanding by exploring physical environments, human interactions and how humans interact with the physical environments. We are lucky to live in a diverse world so should utilise the opportunity to explore and engage with our world at school to learn to appreciate, connect and protect the world we live in.
This Year at Elmhurst we are very fortunate to be given the opportunity to work with a partner school in Kenya to tackle waste in our local environments. So much waste is negatively impacting the environment locally and globally and it is up to us to make a change. We need to act now to save our planet.
At Elmhurst we are going to educate our pupils and enforce initiatives to ensure we are doing our best to protect the environment. We will be focusing on how we recycle and cut down on single-use plastics.
Watch this space!