What do you think of when you think about Britain? That was the question asked of Year 7 students in Geography, who got creative to put ‘Britain in a Box’.
From shoeboxes to something bigger, the creations ranged from the Lake District to the White Cliffs of Dover and from tourism to the music industry – the boxes dealt with both physical and human geography.
The students described what the project was all about. Freya said she had learned about the differences between various places in the country. She felt a sense of achievement researching new information, developing her research skills.
Robyn added, “Creating the box was a great way to extend knowledge. It was about more than what we had to learn, it was what we wanted to learn.”
Head of Humanities Mrs Sykes said, “No two boxes were the same with such a huge range of subjects. Students got lots of feedback on their boxes, asking other teachers for their opinions, and getting parents involved in sharing memories and broadening understanding.”
As a further development of the project, some of the boxes will be visiting Ghana, to our partner school Modern Star. Students there have worked on their own ideas illustrating ‘Ghana in a Box’, which will be shared when visitors from the school come to the UK later this month.