Year 11 Geography students recently completed a monumental academic feat. Each student designed and executed a ‘Senior Geography Project’. This task requires students to become intimately familiar with academic research methodologies, and in their own time, collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data as related to their research aims and hypotheses.
Other investigations explored a range of demographic trends in Port Macquarie and the challenges for the local community as a result of continued population growth including the provision of aged care and health services.
Although arduous and time-consuming for each student, this process has seen them grow their range of academic skills and through research, analysis and communication, build shared knowledge and understanding of a range of geographical issues.
As their teacher, I must congratulate them and affirm them for their efforts.
Well done guys. I am truly proud of you.
|Lee Hancock, Geography Teacher|