Students in Key Stage 3 have recently been given the opportunity to develop their mapping and communication skills.

Following a delivery of Ordnance Survey maps from the UK, Year 7 are developing their understanding of grid references, scale, symbols and describing routes. In the photographs they are working hard to solve a mapping mystery based on the popular children’s literature character Harry Potter.Year 8 were set a team challenge to design a factory and choose the best location using their map skills.

Year 8 had to consider factors such as topography, proximity to a market, where their employees would come from and transport networks. Finally, they presented their ideas to the class who judged their ideas and gave them feedback on their presentations.

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