#Where will Geography take you?
Within the Geography department we welcome students who are assets to their Year group. These students are the first of the school to become Ambassadors of Geography or have excelled in results in their Christmas Mock; being within the top 10 of the cohort. Year 11 have many accolades to their name within Geography; winners of the prestigious event to Wales, first to experience controlled assessment Swanage; and volunteers reaching milestones of 60 hours such as Lateef Lawal. It was felt because the students were cool customers – in terms of performing under pressure in exams and interviews – we would reward the students for their effort. Would they be as cool and calm on an ice rink?!
Year 11 who have excelled in the Autumn term from the left: Nicolae, Stephen, Kwabena, Eljay, Joshua, Tarrick, Chantal, Gareth, Maureen, Tevin, Amy, Marcell, Anna, Nathan and James.
We celebrate the achievements of our Ambassadors. These are highlighted in a further article on the blog (http://mrgdavis.blogspot.co.uk/) and school website. However, this article is to credit the high achievers who have excelled academically. The students who push the Geography department forward to our goal of 80% A*-C. I have provided details of these students below. Please congratulate your child or those you teach if you see them.
Gareth, Chantal, Tevin and Marcell achieved an A in their Christmas Mock.
Left: Anna, Amy Stephen and Kwabena achieved a B in their Christmas Mock.
It was quite a site witnessing 16 students – 14 of which skating for the first time – clamber along the side of the ice rink. An analogy that sticks in my mind is in the Disney Movie when Bambi enters the ice for the first time. Even the students would admit they were out of their depth. Wouldn’t this be correct Marcell and Tevin? Maybe some of the students should remain in their comfort zone of excelling at their studies?! But at least they attempted it unlike the teachers Mr O’Connell and Ms Gaffney who sought comfort in a hot beverage to watch the chaos. On a serious note, well done Year 11 for being assets once again to our department and you must be commended on your achievements.
Marcell representing the analogy Bambi on ice.
Even the railing couldn’t save Tarrick.
Amy, Maureen, Anna and Eljay- some of our finest Geographers and now Ambassadors.
Year 11 at Bluewater Ice Rink with Mr Davis and Ms Gaffney.
Please see the Geography Blog and St Paul’s Academy website for more details of events within Geography.
#Where is your next Geography classroom?