Our Year 7s this week embarked on their Landscape in a box projects, initially delayed from the start of their new school year due to the Coronavirus prompting of Virtual School. Not a department to be deterred by such obstacles, we decided to change the presentation method to online presentations from home, opening up new avenues of invention for our students as they had (a) more resources and opportunities to screen share different parts of their models and presentations, and (b) more time to think about their 1 minute speeches supporting the explanation of their creations.
Initially tasked with creating a 3D representation of an environment displaying aspects of human and physical Geography, with a supporting map and 1 minute speech, our students are this week now presenting their projects; and the represent environments from all around the world - Mount Fuji in Japan, Mont Blanc in France, a Wadi landscape in Jordan and the Grand Canyon, in Arizona, USA are just some examples of areas shown on screen this week.
We'd like to take the opportunity to thank our students for all their hard work and for the fruits of their labour. Likewise, any parent who supported their child in the more difficult construction parts of their models that may have required adult supervision with paint or glue - this kind of home-school partnership is imperative at the start of Year 7 in a project that really does 'shout out' inspiration, imagination and ingenuity from our Year 7 learners!
Pictures of screens of online models themselves may not do complete justice to the intricacy of some models, but it can be assured that a lot of hard graft has indeed gone into these models! Landscapes of imagination indeed! Seen here are examples from Ilias, Maciej and Marie in 7A "
Head of Geography / KS3 - IB Geography / KS4 Global Perspectives/ Iceland 2021 Co-ordinator / 7MS Form Tutor