The ultimate part of their Rivers and Hydrology unit involves them in a 5 week long rolling homework-style piece of work; researching and reporting back on in 1 major river flood, preferably within their lifetime.
Yet again, our ambitious budding young geographers rose to the challenge and gave some fabulous presentations of their findings into the causes, effects and responses to widespread and major river floods across the globe, ranging from the Wisła to the Mississippi, and the Danube to the Rhine.
Whilst cementing their geographical learning and familiarity with essential Key Stage 3 terminology, the students also learn the art of presentation, building their tranferable skills base for the future. There has also been some research into the art of 'telling as learning'; ie the confidence to speak and lecture about a subject should imply good solid knowledge to be at one's fingertips, so this serves as yet another learning method to help students become more proficient in their studies.
The presentations run until Friday, and today's speakers all certainly deserve congratulations - and a good end of unit score for their efforts!"
Year 7A Geography
Head of Geography / KS3 - IB Geography / 8MS Form Tutor