Year 9 student receives award from the Royal Geographical Society.

Scott, a Year 9 student from Harton Academy has received an award from the Royal Geographical Society as part of the Young Geographer of the Year award. The Young Geographer of the Year is a national competition run by the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers (IBG)) to encourage pupils to engage with geographical issues. This year, the Society received over 1,600 entries from over 250 schools, with thousands of additional pupils taking part in in-school competitions. This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition was an opportunity for geography pupils’ to explore the geography of their favourite place.

Steve Brace, the Society’s Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, said:

“Our winners chose locations near and far – from the Isles of Scilly to Mount Fuji and from Braithwaite to the Galapagos Islands. In all of their entries they demonstrated high levels of geographical knowledge and understanding in order to reveal the diverse geographies of their favourite places.”

Scott produced a stunning piece of work on the Geography of Japan which has been highly commended. Scott worked incredibly hard to produce a piece of work which was detailed, highly geographical and above all a credit to himself and Harton Academy. The awards were presented to the overall winners and highly commended pupils at an award ceremony in South Kensington in London at the Society on Friday 24 November.

Scott had the privilege of meeting and having photos taken with Alastair Humphries who is a British Explorer who has rowed the Atlantic, cycled around in the world in 4 years, walked across Icelandic ice sheets and climbed various mountains.