Travel broadens the mind may seem a cliché; however without a doubt, travel makes us more aware of other cultures and of the vast, exciting Geography our planet has to offer. Fostering a passion for this is paramount in making our students global members of their planet - and sending a postcard seals the deal, as well as ensuring all communities profit positively from tourism - even just though the cost of a card and stamp!
It was decided to do staff and student winners separately, with students winning the stick of rock. Seen here are the winners with their cards.
Furthest travelled - Dimitar Iliev (Fiji). 15675 KM
Most Geographically representative - the Zugspitze (Austrian/German border), highest mountain in Germany with pictures showing the glaciated valleys and pyramidal peaks = Kacey and Kodie Shepley Clarke.
Furthest travelled - Basia Peplinska (Death Valley National Park, California, USA). 9331 KM.
Most Geographically representative - Kari Ellis-Stimpson (Canada). Card showed a wide variety of physical and human geography, mountain and urban landscapes. (Independent adjudicator selected the card).
Congratulations to all, students will receive a stick of rock and a newsletter entry from the UK as their prize, staff an entry in the newsletter.
Thanks to all that entered, your entries are to be displayed on our world map in the Geography department.
Many thanks indeed for ALL entries, especially the enthusiasm shown by Ms Buckley - and an as yet unidentified entry from Jamaica! I hope that the competition enthused all your wanderlust of travel!"
Head of Geography