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Visit from a Royal Geographical Society Ambassador

The Geography Department welcomed ex-student Matthew Postlethwaite, now a Geography Ambassador, into school on March 2nd. As part of his visit, he talked to Year 9 classes about the importance of Geography and the opportunities it has provided him as a student whilst at university. Matt has been able to attend fieldtrips, both within the UK and around the world, and has developed many transferable skills that will help him to apply for a wide variety of specialist roles outside of university. Matt facilitated an engaging activity where students were tasked with organising different jobs into two categories, ‘No Geography Required’ and ‘Geography Required’. It quickly became apparent that all the jobs benefited from a background in Geography!

In addition some students took part in a workshop. Amy Marsh and Jacob Terry commented ‘the lesson consisted of building earthquake proof buildings with spaghetti and marshmallows. Matt then shook the table in order to create an earthquake and to see if our buildings would survive. This was fun and exciting’.

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