At Rimrose Hope, our geography curriculum teaches an understanding of places and environments. Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind. We encourage children to show their mastery of specific geographical skills throughout their units of work and identify mastery using ‘M’ stickers that are mediated with the children. The ‘Project’ pedagogy identified in our school-wide pedagogical approach is utilised in geography to help children analyse and reformat information they may have gathered from a number of sources. The Feuerstein work on empathy that the children complete in PSHE is built upon in geography as children are taught to identify positive actions that they or others can take once a problem has been identified. This World empathy is a vital aspect of our children’s education journey and has resulted in the creation of our school eco club and a protest movement set up to support the Save Rimrose Valley Campaign.