Year 9 students have created their own world maps, pin-pointing the locations of major features and landmarks. They were given large scale blank maps which they populated with mountain ranges, deserts and rivers. Creative ideas included using cones to form mountain ranges and making flags to identify countries. Students from tutor groups 9BRKW spent two lessons on the humanities project before peer-assessing each map.
Head of Geography Mr Bidwell said: ‘This was a creative activity. The students created their own maps in order to be able to locate some of the world’s most extreme environments. They had to build the Himalyas and the Sahara. This was a revision resource to get them to learn locations. Some have made brilliant little mountains and coded areas of ground like an atlas, others have used colours and flags in order to remember the countries.’