Investigating Settlements in Geography

Year 7 Geography students have been investigating the physical and human factors that can influence where settlements locate within a region.

For homework they had to produce a three dimensional model to show these factors, which include; an area of woodland (for timber); a river (for water); and an area of highland (for a defensive point). Students were really interested to discover that settlements have many physical characteristics that are needed for them to grow, and started to make links between their models and settlements in the local area.

Mr Buse said: “As a department, we have been extremely impressed with the sheer quality of the models. It is a great way to develop geographical understanding and make sense of classroom learning.”

Pictured: Charlotte, Chelsea, Reigan and Keziah from 7NN with their models