Year 10s Create Interactive School Map
For the last couple of years, Year 10 Geography students have been challenged to create an interactive map of the School, which can eventually be listed on Google Maps Australia so all the world can visit Christ Church Grammar School on Google Maps.
Louis Crossing and Nick Porter have produced the winning map for Semester One, while the other half of the Year 10 boys will work on their maps during Semester Two.
Geography teacher Jason Lamb said the map competition, which was introduced last year, created interest and excitement amongst the Year 10s, with the boys working in pairs to produce a map using the skills they had learnt in class. “They use the same skills they have learnt while completing a land use map for the local area surrounding Christ Church,” Mr Lamb said.
Geography teachers select the two best maps from their class and Mr Lamb selects the winning map, which is then made public. “We had some really good interactive maps this year,” Mr Lamb said. “It’s a great introduction to the use of technology and the creation of maps. It’s also a great way of keeping the School map updated.”
Louis and Nick said they took a lot of photos around the School to complement building descriptions they added to the 2D satellite map. They also included the Christ Church playing fields in Mount Claremont and Kooringal in Dwellingup. Their map can be viewed at:
Head of Humanities David Proudlove said the competition was an optional extra for those boys who were interested in geographical information systems. “It gives them an opportunity to use skills that have a real-life application and that can lead to geography careers that require a high level of skills,” he said. “It’s also good for the boys to understand the types of skills involved with some of these careers and the overlap they have with Information Technology, as well as Design and Technology.”