In addition to the great news that Caitlin Murray’s work has now been published in peer-reviewed journal Routes here we were thrilled to hear the news that alumna Joelle D’Mello, a 2021 leaver, has won the prestigious Ron Cooke Award from the Royal Geographical Society.
Mr Ruck, Head of Geography comments: “It is fantastic to see the efforts of our Sixth Form Geography students recognised in this way. Both Joelle and Caitlin have shown that it is possible to produce academic content well above their expected level. I hope that more of our students see their work as something to aspire to.”
Professor Joe Smith, Director of the Royal Geographical Society wrote to Joelle about how impressed they were with her A Level project entitled: “Through economic status, the environment, accessibility, and regeneration, how does quality of living vary between a rural and urban area?”
“Since 1832, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s prestigious Medals and Awards have recognised excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement. They are presented annually in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions within the sphere of geography,” he said. “The Medals and Awards are a great celebration of achievement in service of the ‘advancement of geographical science’ – our Society’s objective since its foundation.”
Joelle’s award will be presented by the Society’s President on Monday 6 June.
"The Royal Geographical Society’s prestigious Medals and Awards are presented annually in recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions within the sphere of Geography."
Professor Joe Smith, Director, The Royal Geographical Society
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