My Very Cool Project For Geography

Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. My favourite was the Icythyosoar.

My aim of My Very Cool Project For Geography is to get a medal in one of the events at the World Championships for History and Geography in Puerto Rico in July 2020.

I am in Grade 5B at Malvern Central Primary School and am 11 years old. I competed in the High School Geography Championships in Melbourne for Grades 7 and 8 and came 4th in Australia. I also competed in History for Grades 7 and 8 and came 5th in Australia. I care more about Geography though. I have been chosen to represent Australia at the World Championships for high school, even though I’m only in Grade 5.

I am studying hard by reading atlases and statistics but also reading about politics and issues occurring right now. I am going to the library 3 nights a week and reading every night. My mum and I are doing practice questions every night to get ready for the competition.

I am studying extra hard for the battery exam, which is a 400 question exam on any geography facts about the world as well as for the simulation (this is where they give you a real life issue e.g. pollution and you need to solve it)and for quantitative geography (this is where you need to remember numbers about geography e.g. Mount Everest is 8,848 metres tall).

Topics I am good at so far are countries, flags, capitals, rivers, deserts, straights, oceans, seas, islands and lakes. I am improving on main buildings in each city in the world, the tributaries of rivers and smaller mountains, other cities and ports apart from the capitals.

Funded by Melbourne (October 2019)