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At Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, we believe that the teaching of geography inspires a curiosity and fascination with the natural world and the diverse groups of people that interact with one another. Geography helps pupils to know their place in, and how to impact, the world. 

 

This enables us to live, love and learn about the world and people around us.


 

Geography is a sacred subject:

  • Geography enables all learners to experience the beauty, awe and wonder of God’s world and to develop an awareness of their place in it. 
  • All places and spaces have a story shaped by humans, location, climate and politics. 
  • Geography gives us a spatial awareness of the globe and serves to form, in us, respectful attitudes that remind us we are stewards and not masters. 
  • Our theology helps us to recognise that we are a global community with a global interdependence, accountability and responsibility for the common good of all people. 
  • Our stewardship must reflect our understanding that the planet is our irreplaceable home


 

Geography enables pupils to know the universal story they are a part of:

  • Story Past - the developing and changing nature of nations, continents, oceans and the climate.
  • Story Present - their local area, their country and the world as they can experience it
  • Story Future - our responsibility and calling in the climate crisis, the worlds journey towards new creation


 

Below are some examples of how our teaching of Geography contributes to our whole school pupil characteristics:

Pupil Characteristic

Key Word

Geography contributes to this by providing opportunities to……

The leaders of tomorrow

LEAD

Lead one another in presentations related to geographical issues and communicating with those in power in their local area and the nation

Advocates

STAND

Identify issues for those in their local area or the wider world that disproportionate affect different groups of people and stand up for those who cannot themselves

Powerful orators

SPEAK

Be bold in speaking about climate and the geographical issues they are passionate about

Gospel activists

ACT

Making changes to benefit their local, geographical community and inspiring others to do the same

Inquisitive learners

ASK

Generate their own geographical questions and work hard to investigate and find out the answers

Creative problem solvers

THINK

Identify problems and create a range of solutions, discussing and testing ideas before sharing with a wider audience

Inclusive team builders

SHARE

Develop cultural understanding for people groups around the world through a process of discovery and comparison. Work with others when focussing on global issues

 

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You can find out more about how we implement this intent statement by reviewing the documents below:

 

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If you would like to know more about how we teach Geography at our school, please contact Mr Hale via the ‘Contact Us’ page.

 

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