Geography is a subject which helps us to better understand the worlds people, places and environments, and the interactions between them. Geography also helps us understand how and why places are changing, and to better imagine, predict and work towards, likely and preferred futures. Underpinning all of this is a strong spatial component that deepens our understanding of what places are like, why and how they are connected, and the importance of location. Geography is an enquiry led subject that seeks answers to fundamental questions such as: Where is this place? What is it like, and why? How and why is it changing? How does this place compare with other places? How and why are places connected? Geographers don’t just answer questions but also asks and debate them:
What could/should the world be like in the future? What can we do to influence change? It is importance that we use real places, real experiences and real issues to make the geography 'come alive‘.
“The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.” David Attenborough