Year 9 Geography present Design-A-Festival

Two groups of our Year 9 Geography students have this week presented the final components of their ‘Design-A-Festival’ Marketplace project. This is the culmination of half a term’s work on Festivals and map skills.

This project was the end of their unit on Map Skills & Festivals. They have studied the geography of Glastonbury – from its site & situation, to its flood risk. They even planned out which bands they would have liked to see, and have written out their route around the festivals.

They then went on to create their own festivals. They were tasked with designing their own music festivals, to take into account potential flooding issues, accessibility, sustainability and much more.

Today’s winning team were “Vita Amet” and yesterday’s winners were “West Fest” Both teams had considered all four elements of the task which includes directions for getting there, sustainability concerns for going green, activities for before or after the festival & finally festival name and acts.

Mrs Lee, Head of Geography has taught the students this term, and was extremely proud of their hard work. She said:

“The teams fully engaged in the activity and this year the standards were higher than ever. Students have been studying the Geography of music festivals, from Glastonbury to Benicassim.”

“The projects involved a high degree of team work to be successful, as well as being able to support and justify their decisions and designs when questioned by staff judges.”

“I was very grateful to all the staff who visited over the two days, especially Mr Teasdale and his imaginary Grandad Bob.”

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