Geography offers children a fascinating window onto the contemporary world and geographical perspectives provide a uniquely powerful way of seeing and interpreting our surroundings.

It is an enquiry led subject that seeks to ask and search for answers to questions such as:

  • Where is this place?
  • What is this place like? (and why?)
  • How and why is it changing?
  • How does this place compare with other places?
  • How and why are places connected?

(Stephen Scoffham and Colin Bridge)


“Geography matters. It is part and parcel of our personal survival kit, helping us to know not just where places are, but what they are like, why and how they are changing and how we feel about them. Geography enables us to identify and explain relationships between people, places and environments and to understand connections between our everyday lives and the wider world. In a world that is often messy and unpredictable, geography helps us to make sense of who we are and how we fit in.”

(Paula Owens and Paula Richardson)