Students take part in 2018 Australian Geography Competition

Year 7 students took part in the 24th annual Australian Geography Competition this week.

Over 70,000 students from around Australia have entered the Competition, which is a joint initiative of the Australian Geography Teachers’ Association and the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland.

Competition Coordinator, Bernard Fitzpatrick, said that the Competition gave teachers an opportunity to highlight Geography in their schools and challenge their students.

“With current international affairs, Geography is a vital subject that all young people should study. Understanding place and people, and the socio-economic and environmental interactions at local, regional, national and international scales is important to the economic and environmental future of Australia,” said Mr Fitzpatrick.

“The new Australian curriculum for Geography has been implemented at Cedars over the past two years, and our students have quickly engaged with the new subject material and contemporary applications of Geography in their world. It’s an exciting time to be involved in geographical education, and the Competition plays its part in this,” said Mr Carden, Year 7 Geography Teacher. 

This is the second year our students have been involved in the National Geography Competition, after performing admirably in 2017. We are proud of the students who took part and look forward to seeing their results in the months ahead.