Geography gives us a sense of place in the world.

As children become familiar with globes and atlases, they appreciate both their local environment as well as their relation to the country and continent they inhabit, and the wide world beyond. Geography helps us to understand: why settlements grew up where they did; how the world’s resources are accessed and transported; and what processes shape the world around us. The Maple Walk approach emphasises human as well as physical geography: the study of the cultures, languages, arts and industries of the many and varied places on earth.