Environmental change and sustainable development, social and cultural diversity, population change and migration, impacts of globalisation and economic growth and decline are issues which affect the future of everyone. At Appleby Primary School, Geography teaching has a crucial role in beginning to make pupils aware of these issues.
In investigating such issues pupils develop a range of enquiry skills and techniques involving maps, visual images and ICT. Fieldwork and outdoor education widen pupil’s experiences and contribute to pupil’s social and personal development. Whenever possible we aim to use real cross curricular experiences to enhance our geography teaching and enable pupils to place their learning into a real-life context. As an international school, we enable our children to interact regularly with children in schools in other countries which helps to bring their geographical understanding to life.
In 2019, Appleby Primary School embarked on the European Parliament subsidised "Erasmus Plus" programme. Over two academic years Appleby Primary School will welcome over 100 visitors from 14 schools across 9 European Countries as well as providing an opportunity for our pupils to participate in 13 overseas visits. To find out more, visit our International Schools page.