Accolade for WHS pupil

Teagan Hayward, Isobel Taylor, Josh Gregory, (runners up) with Steve Brace and winner Freja Fuchs from Winchester House School, Brackley. picture by Howard Sayer.

Teagan Hayward, Isobel Taylor, Josh Gregory, (runners up) with Steve Brace and winner Freja Fuchs from Winchester House School, Brackley. picture by Howard Sayer.

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A year seven pupil from Winchester House School in Brackley has been voted the young geographer of the year after impressing judges with her understanding of how the town is connected to the rest of the world.

The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and the Geographical Magazine presented Freja Fuchs with the accolade at the society’s Kensington headquaters on Friday, November 23.

This year’s competition drew its inspiration from the society’s ‘Walk the World’ project, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. 

Walk the World invited young people to explore their local connections to the 206 Olympic and Paralympic participating nations and to show how they influence its geography.

Steve Brace, head of education at the RGS (with IBG), said: “I am delighted with the quality of entries this year, and was particularly impressed to see our young geographers providing such insightful and knowledgeable information links between their local area and Olympic and Paralympic participating nations, and how they influence the geography.”

Mark Seymour from WHS said “We are all pleased and proud to congratulate Freja on winning this prestigious award, which I am sure will inspire her peers to emulate her achievement”

To view the project visit the RGS website and click on Freja’s name.