Aquinas A level Geography student, Tenaya Dewspan-Cooper, has been awarded the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Ron Cooke Award for an outstanding A Level independent investigation for her project entitled ‘How does deprivation and public perception vary between Hyde and Gee Cross, Greater Manchester’.
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.
The Award will be presented by the Society’s President, Baroness Chalker, at the Society’s Medals and Awards celebration later this year (the date will be confirmed once the current social distancing regulations have been relaxed).
Angela Bentley, the Head of Geography at Aquinas, said, “Taye is an outstanding student. She has worked on her NEA independently demonstrating intelligence, enthusiasm and problem solving skills throughout. As a College we have 4 days of fieldwork at FSC Castle Head – Grange over Sands, all students leave the centre with a set of data that they can use in their NEA. Taye took this opportunity to trial various methods of data collection before basing her NEA on her local area.”