The Young Geographer of the Year competition is run in partnership with Geographical and is kindly supported by Cotswold Outdoor, Esri UK, Ordnance Survey, Stanfords and Philip’s.
The 2018 competition provided students with the opportunity to explore the geography of the Arctic, and to discover what makes this polar environment so unique.
The Arctic is an environment like no other. It is home to four million people, supports an abundance of uniquely adapted wildlife, and plays an important role in moderating the world's climate.
However, the Arctic is a dynamic environment that is undergoing change. In an exploration of the Arctic, pupils considered how these changes affected not only the Arctic itself, but also the rest of the world. Pupils considered both the human and physical geography of the Arctic, including its environmental, political, social, cultural, and economic distinctiveness.
The competition has four categories: Key Stage 2 (students aged 9-11), Key Stage 3 (students aged 11-14), Key Stage 4 or GCSE (students aged 14-16) and Key Stage 5 or A Level (students aged 16-18). The Society encouraged schools to run their own local semi-finals before entering their top-placed entries into the national competition.
Suraya Nurbhai, Croydon High School - Juniors
Sofia Estrada, British School Muscat
Zahra Qadeer, The Lady Eleanor Holles School
Zariya Bennett, Croydon High School - Juniors
Pau Ingles-Prats, Weydon School
Anika Lucas, St Helen and St Katharine
Alessia Simonutti, British School Muscat
Marcus Baker, St Paul's Juniors
Hannah Heus, St Helen and St Katharine
Jack Cheek, Brentwood School
Rosia Li, Stowe School
Anna Modeer, Avonbourne College
Eve Russell, St George's Academy Sleaford
Isobel Wragg, The Mount School York
Noa Goovaerts, St James Senior Girls' School
Ed Hodgson, Oundle School
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