Jonathon Porritt, Forum for the Future
At Southdale we believe it is important for children to understand their place in the world and to have an awareness of their past in order to shape their visions of the future. A cross curricular approach to Geography inspires and enthuses children’s imagination and is a powerful motivator.Through the study of Geography children learn about places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them, from the local to the global. Skills developed through Geography help pupils make sense of their surroundings and the wider world. They learn about the impact of human activity on the planet and understand the importance of developing a future that is sustainable. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment. It enables them to understand how today’s actions shape the future.
Our aims are to: