Posted on March 29th 2021
Peckham Geography Society - Student-Led Club
The Peckham Geographic Society (PGS) is a student-led extra-curricular club that engages, broadens and inspires students to think about the world around them.
This is especially important due to more awareness of climate change issues among young people.
We have been running for two years and despite lockdown we continued to meet virtually to discuss topical issues and complete activities. One of the topics we looked at was plastic pollution and how it impacts the environment and what we can do to reduce our consumption of single use plastic. Kai, Year 8, created a PowerPoint presentation to highlight the issue.
Our plan for the summer is to use recycled materials found around the school to build papier mâché volcanoes. This will extend our understanding of tectonic hazards which is linked to our current topic in Geography: Angry Earth.
Our students are excited about this. Uche, Year 8, said: “One thing I like about the PGS is the way our teachers teach us in a very fun way”. Jordan in Year 8 said: “The PGS helps us to understand that we should not litter or pollute the environment”.
Ms Kiernen, Geography Teacher
Kai, Year 8, created a PowerPoint presentation to highlight the issue of plastic pollution.