This year’s top geography pupils are named, as the Society announces the Young Geographer of the Year results for 2014.
In the nationwide competition, run in conjunction with Geographical Magazine and supported by Ordnance Survey, Standfords, Philip’s and Cotswold Outdoors, pupils were asked ‘How can geography help you?’.
The overall category winners are:
- 9-11 years: Beth Green, St Paulinus Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy, Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland
- 11-14 years: Ben Waller, Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Hove, East Sussex
- 14-16 years: Victoria Synek Herd, Colyton Grammar School, Colyton, Devon
- 16-18 years: Sophie Catherine Topp, St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
The winners, along with three highly commended awards for each category, were presented with their awards by writer, broadcaster and geographer Nicholas Crane, in a ceremony at the Society’s headquarters in Kensington, London.