“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?” Michael Palin
At Skelton School it is our intent to inspire curiosity in our pupils for the world around them, the human and physical processes which shape it, and the people who live in a variety of places across it. Through our Geography curriculum we aim to enable our pupils to make sense of their own local community as well as the wider world including a knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
As geographers our pupils will develop an understanding of various geographical locations and their physical and human features (place), an understanding of the relationships between the physical features of places and the human activity within them such as how the world’s natural resources are used and transported (patterns), as well as an understanding of geographical representations, vocabulary and techniques through fieldwork and geography visits (communicate).
Our aim is to have pupils with an informed and usable concern about the earth and its people and to foster a desire to care about its future and the changes we make to it.