Students have been challenged to combine their geographical, reasoning and presentation skills for projects over the last few weeks, a number of examples are which are shown below.
Year 7 Geographers completed their designing out crime studies, some example of which are shown below.
Mia and Lauren’s work
Archie and Jude’s work
Hollie and Yasmin’s work
Year 9 students have also had an imaginary £10,000 to spend on a new facility for the school site, and had to justify their choice of location by considering the environmental impact, site and situation factors and student preferences, in order to practise planning and delivering an investigative piece of work as preparation for controlled coursework at GCSE. The green post its added on to these are other students giving feedback to projects.
Kirsty and Ellie’s work- a tree house
Megan and Neve’s seating design
Y7 geographers have been carrying out surveys this week of Onchan Village Walk shopping area, to look for features of designing out crime.
Students were tasked to observe areas which could be targets for crime or anti-social behaviour, and then map possible solutions that are used such as anti-climb paint. They were also asked to consider how the appearance and maintenance of places can either encourage or deter vandalism. The students are going to use the information gained to compare with the more modern designs and systems to prevent crime used around the school site, as well as using a special video resource made by ex-SNHS geographer PC Greaves about the redevelopment at Pulrose.
This project enables students to consider perceptions of their local areas, and also encourages a greater awareness of social responsibility.
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