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Year 9 Students Participate in the Great Urban Race

14 april 2016

Year 9 students recently enjoyed an exciting day out in Shanghai by participating in the Great Urban Race. 

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Working in groups, students collaborated together to navigate their way around the city by metro to complete a range of urban challenges set by each subject in the humanities faculty to coincide with them making IGCSE option choices. 

For example, some challenges involved finding out about historical figures and buildings for History; another challenge involved students to gather people’s opinions on their perception of Shanghai’s slogan ‘better city, better life’ for Geography; another challenge was to investigate pricing strategies in Apple stores for Business Studies.  

Students worked incredibly well to race around the city and complete as many challenges as possible, collect evidence of the day and get back to the meeting point on time.   

In the coming weeks students will complete some follow up work and prizes will be given to the best group work.  All in all, it was a fantastic day out with our eager Year 9 students who had a chance to learn more about the city they live in and how relevant humanities subjects are for their lives, gaining some transferable life skills along the way.  

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Mr Lister who made the day happen and show appreciation to all staff involved on the day; Miss Townsend, Mr Rossi, Mrs Kernaghan, Mr Van Der Mynsbrugge, Miss Sanz, Mr Rowley, Mr Joseph and Mr Rickford.

Daniel Grocott, Head of Geography