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Geography is challenging, motivating, topical and fun. In our diverse society, children need to understand other people and cultures, more than ever before. Geography makes a major contribution to children's physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.

In short, geography matters!

At Melling Primary School, we believe that becoming a Geographer enables a child to develop a fundamental understanding of themselves and their place in our world. Geography inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. They will develop knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. They will gain an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As the children progress through school they acquire the ability to understand the interaction between physical and human processes. Geographical knowledge understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

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