Commendation for Weydon Student in Young Geographer of the Year

Weydon School Student Receives A Commendation for

Young Geographer of the Year 2022

Weydon School is proud to announce that Weydon student, Sophia Nelson in Y10, has reached the highest echelons of geographic learning and recognition by receiving a commendation on her entry into last year’s Royal Geographical Society’s (RGS) Young Geographer of the Year competition. The competition was to create an A3 poster on the theme of how student’s lives had been shaped by the COVID pandemic.

After Weydon School student, Pau Ingles-Pratt, won it in 2018, this is yet another amazing achievement for our young geographers as the competition is fierce!

Sophia’s entry was one of only 3 to receive a commendation behind the overall winner.  She will be invited to the RGS in London for the award ceremony with her family. 

Miss Gallacher, Geography Teacher who organised this with the students, commented: “Sophia worked extremely hard to produce this outstanding piece of work which included a calculation and comparison/change in her own carbon footprint since the pandemic began.  She also researched her friends and families’ carbon footprint and how that had changed.  Myself and the rest of Weydon are delighted to hear of Sophia’s achievement and we are incredibly proud.”