At Nanpean School, we aim to open our pupil's eyes to the world around them. This is not only to the immediate world, in the unique landscape of Cornish Clay Country but in the beauty and wonder of the wider Duchy of Cornwall, the United Kingdom, Europe and Planet Earth as a whole. It is vitally important to instil a love and respect for our environment and learn from an early age how to protect and sustain Earth's natural resources and biodiversity. We aim to immerse our pupils in both natural and man-made Geography so that they understand the intrinsic links and relationships between the two. Through our FAB curriculum we will be ensuring that we foster community links, aspire to greatness and continually build our knowledge.
We encourage children to ask key questions about the world and gain the knowledge to answer questions relating to Geography in return. Pupils will learn about globally significant places, both terrestrial and marine, and discover how humans have had an influence on these places, whether that be positive or negative. Pupils also gain Geographically significant skills such as data collection, map reading skills and Geographical information system understanding, which can be used throughout their lives. These could lead onto careers in areas where this school-learnt love will enable them to flourish e.g. as an Oceanographer, Marine Conservationist, Geologist, Meteorologist, Urban Planner or Climatologist.