Here at Ivington CE Primary School, in the teaching of geography we aim to develop the children’s interest in both their own surroundings and in the variety of physical and human conditions in the wider world. We actively encourage a concern for the environment, linking with science, to consider areas of recycling and conservation, developing a sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth and its peoples. We explore our local area starting with our school, leading on to investigating our village and local towns leading to more extensive knowledge of our county, country and continent. Map work is taught progressively throughout the school.
An appreciation of the wider world is developed, for example through our links with Ambureni school in Tanzania, studies of Europe and Canada. Some of our older children enjoy the opportunity to talk to school children in India through the Internet. We explore some of the Earth’s major physical systems and the children have the opportunity to visit York, Pembrokeshire and London as part of the course. Field trips, both local and further afield, play an important part in the enrichment of the delivery of the curriculum. Through this, children should learn the skills and techniques necessary to develop an enquiring mind and concern for global issues in the world around us. We have been awarded the ‘International Schools Award’.