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Winners of Young Geographer 2014 with Nick Crane Winners of Young Geographer 2014 with Nick Crane
28 Nov
Writer and broadcaster Nick Crane presents awards to the Young Geographers of 2014

More than 3,000 schoolchildren participated in this year's Young Geographer competition and the winners were announced at the RGS–IBG in Kensington. Nick Crane told the winners, who had travelled from as far afield as Oman to attend the awards, that geography was 'the most exciting subject in the world' and that it had been a key part of his life since childhood.

The theme of this year's competition was 'How Can Geography Help You' and the childrens' submissions included everything from beautifully drawn posters to digital presentations and lengthy essays.

The Winners

Winner 9-11 Years
Beth Green, St Paulinus Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy

Highly Commended
Yusuf Baig, Colet Court, London
Flurina Briner, British School Muscat, Oman
Prithu Menon, Manchester Grammar School

Winner 11-14 Years
Ben Waller, Cardinal Newman Catholic School
Highly Commended
Annie Hine Withington Girls' School
Anisha Mehta, Watford Grammar School for Girls
Kirsten Rachman, King Edward V1 High School for Girls

Winner 14-16 Years
Victoria Synek Herd, Colyton Grammar School
Highly Commended
Adam Davis, Sandown Bay Academy
Charlotte O'Neill, Imberhorne School
Robert Saunt, Loughborough Grammar School

Winner of 16-18 Years
Sophie Catherine Topp, St Helens and St Katharine
Highly Commended
Josephine Armstrong, Durham Johnston School
Maitanki Sutharson, Watford Grammar School for Girls
Emily Young, Kings College School


At the ceremony, this year's winner of the Rex Walford Award, which recognises the work of an inspirational geography teacher at the start of their career, was also announced. This year the award went to 23-year-old  Becki Quigley from the McAuley Catholic Voluntary Academy, Doncaster.

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