12:00PM, Sunday 25 October 2015
A prestigious geography award has been given to a school in Ascot.
LVS Ascot, in London Road, has received the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) 2015-2018 award from the Geographical Association.
Students and teachers at the school put in hundreds of hours of work to win the award which recognises quality and progress in geography leadership, learning and teaching.
During a visit to LVS Ascot, assessors said that the wider influence of the geography department across the school was ‘pleasing to see.’
Head of geography, Diana Finch, said: “This international award celebrates the hard work that our pupils at LVS Ascot undertake as part of their geography curriculum.
“This award celebrates our ongoing commitment to ensuring our pupils are provided with the best geography teaching possible. We are very honoured to achieve this as only a small number of schools receive it.”
LVS Ascot geography students visited South Africa in March and got the chance to see native wildlife up close, including camels and elephants.
They are now preparing to visit Swanage and Iceland on their next field trips.
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