On Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May, more able students in Years 7 and 8 Aspire Clubs took part in an interactive decision-making activity led by the Geography Department. The session intended to help students gain a better understanding of their locality and enable them to appreciate the varied physical and human environments found throughout the world, thereby equipping them to take an informed place in society, as global citizens.

Students worked as part of a team, demonstrating key transferable skills and applying their geographic knowledge to solve a series of tasks. Working quickly, they highlighted their ability to act as global citizens and make decisions under pressure, mirroring real world scenarios. This allowed students to see how key concepts, such as place and space, can influence stakeholders and be used to make well-informed, evidence-based choices.

Finally, students heard how the skills they had used could contribute to wide-ranging job opportunities available to geographers.