Geography at Parbold Douglas C of E Academy:
We are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to explore and engage in Geography, appreciate and understand the world we live in and how it has evolved. We aim to encourage children to learn through experience, particularly through fieldwork and practical activities.
Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people through the study of place, space and environment. Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area, and they compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps, and develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world, and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future.
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. The Geography curriculum will also help children gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of people in other places. This will help to enable children to take responsibility for their role in society and to develop a caring attitude towards other humans, animals and plants in our environment.