The winners and highly commended pupils of the 2019 Young Geographer of the Year competition with guest speaker Dwayne Fields FRGS, and Wendy Walford © Nando Machado
The winners of the 2019 Young Geographer of the Year competition and Rex Walford Award were presented with their awards in a ceremony held at the Society on Tuesday 12 November.
Young Geographer of the Year is a national competition run by the Society to encourage pupils to engage with geographical issues. This year’s competition gave pupils the opportunity to explore geography’s crucial role in understanding our world by asking them to answer the question: ‘Where can geography take you?’.
The Young Geographer of the Year competition recognises the best entries across four categories: Key Stage 2 (pupils aged 9-11); Key Stage 3 (11-14); Key Stage 4/GCSE (14-16); and Key Stage 5/A Level (16-18).
The overall category winners are:
9-11 years: Aleena Bennett, Croydon High School Juniors, Croydon
11-14 years: Catherine James, Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton
14-16 years: Jessica Barber, Wales High School, Sheffield
16-18 years: Victoria Caddick, Ormiston Sheffield Community Academy, Walsall
Rex Walford Award (new or student teachers): Victoria Pellant, Torquay Boys Grammar School, Torquay
The full list of winners and highly commended pupils, along with a selection of their entries, are on our website.
The Young Geographer of the Year competition and the Rex Walford Award are run by the Society in conjunction with Geographical magazine and are kindly supported by Esri UK, Ordnance Survey, Stanfords, Philip’s and Cotswold Outdoor.