Saturday, 1 October 2011

Year 10s get to grips with maps in Japanese!

On Monday 26th September all year 10 GCSE geographers took part in a workshop run by the British Cartographic Society.  The challenge was to make a map to be used in the rescue effort after the Japanese earthquake in March 2011.  This was made that little bit harder by the maps being in Japanese and there being no Japanese speakers in the hall!

The workshop was a part of the London Mapping Festival which was launched in June 2011 and runs all year. The workshop team was made up of professional cartographers, who gave up a day's work to come and work with Lampton geographers.  All of the workshop facilitators were really impressed with students - commenting on how engaged they were with the tasks and how well they tackled the challenge.  The results will come through in the next couple of weeks.  Watch this space!

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