Sixth Form Geographers act as mentors

A new venture for our new Geography Society was for the Sixth Formers, both Upper and Lower, to offer mentoring sessions for the Upper Fourth and Lower Fifth geographers. This was offered to the girls who had decided to enter the Young Geographer of the Year Competition run by the Royal Geographical Society.

Everyone met in the Geography room and there was a real buzz. The Sixth Form geographers could offer ideas and bring alive this year’s issue: ‘Why does the Antarctic matter?’ The younger girls could ask questions and it became clear that they all left more inspired and knowledgeable than when they arrived.

This was a case of the Sixth Form sharing their expertise and enjoying this opportunity to help and develop ideas for younger pupils. It all contributes to greater independent learning and younger girls having that confidence to acquire and use geographical knowledge in a creative way with maps, sketches, photographs and graphical presentations. This really was the Withington community at its best where the age differences melted away and everyone was talking Geography!

Mrs Julie Buckley, Head of Geography