“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map.
It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents.
And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”
To be a Geographer is to be a critical thinker, a problem solver, an action-taker and a person with an intrinsic desire to understand and better the world in which they live. The study of physical and human geography gives us an insight into the natural world and the people that live in it. In a time where our world faces many challenges, geography provides the key to understanding and ultimately making progress to overcome these. A knowledge of climate, biodiversity, land use, human settlement and the diversity of cultures within our global community helps our children to appreciate and value our world.
At Tilston, community and respect are at the heart of our mission statement. Whether thinking about our school community, local community or global neighbours, our geography curriculum enables children to respect and appreciate the incredible diversity of cultures which our world encompasses. Geography at Tilston allows our children to develop empathy and understanding and prepares them for the role of a global citizen in the 21st century.
Our geography curriculum does more than teach children about the world – it encourages them to value it and its inhabitants and to use their knowledge and passion to make it a better place. Ultimately, our geography curriculum allows our children to experience the awe and wonder of our incredible but fragile world and instils in them a desire to help bridge divides and bring our communities together.