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At St Mary’s Primary School, we are GEOGRAPHERS! We want our children to love geography! We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be cartographers, town planners, conservationists or weather forecasters. Our aim is that, through the teaching of Geography at St Mary’s, we provide a purposeful platform for exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. We want to ensure that through Geography, pupils are able to explore the relationship between the Earth and its people through the study of place, space and environment. In Geography, pupils in our school will learn the skills of understanding locational knowledge; how and where people fit into its overall structure. We also intend for children to become passionate and knowledgeable about our local community and beyond, by learning through experiences in practical and fieldwork activities.

“You can travel the seas, poles and deserts and see nothing. To really understand the world, you need to get under the skin of the people and places. In other words, learn about geography. I can’t imagine a subject more relevant in schools. We’d all be lost without it.”  

Michael Palin (Actor and Traveller)


“It seems that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visible beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes like worth living” 

David Attenborough ( Broadcaster and Natural Historian)

During pupil interviews we asked the children to talk about geography at St Mary's.

Here are some of their responses.

Pupil Voice

"You learn about about different places around the world, even countries you haven't heard of before."  A Year 5 child


"I am inspired by rainforests, we need the trees for oxygen, so I am glad we are learning about them."   A Year 4 child


"I love finding out facts."  A Year 3 child

Geography Lead - Miss Elaine Prosser