Local Geography Student wins first place in Australian Geography Competition

Year 10 Townsville Grammar School student, Ziying Ni, has won first prize in Queensland in the Australian National Geography Competition.

 Geography student, Ziying Ni, competed against secondary school students from all around Australia, testing geographical skills and knowledge in the 2017 Australian Geography Competition.

“The competition, which has been running since 1995, has a wide appeal for students and their teachers. This year, over 70,000 students from 743 schools across Australia entered the Australian Geography Competition, so the results give us an external benchmark as to how our students are going in certain aspects of geography.”  - Paula Partanen, Head of Business & Humanities at Townsville Grammar School

Bernard Fitzpatrick, the Competition’s national coordinator, said; “The Competition aims to encourage student interest in geography and to reward student excellence.”

“Geography is an important subject which develops a student’s understanding of the spatial interrelationships between people and place. It helps students appreciate the complex nature of local, regional and global social, economic, and environmental interactions,” said Mr Fitzpatrick.

The Competition is a joint initiative of the Australian Geography Teachers’ Association and the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, and is sponsored by  University of Queensland.


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