Geography takes centre stage in the fourth of our series of department article. In Geography: the key to our future, Head of Geography (and Charities) Tom Murray explains how the subject reaches far beyond places on maps and weather systems.
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After completing his history degree at Bath Spa University (BA Hons), Mr Murray started his teaching career at Exeter Cathedral School before moving to Port Regis. He has had many roles here, including tutor, houseparent and a teacher of geography, maths, English, history and RS. He has always had a passion for geography; he also enjoys travelling, especially to South Africa and the USA. Whilst in the Lower Sixth at Canford, he had the privilege of going on an expedition where he worked with children in the Himalayas. This as the origin of his other passion, charities, and he now oversees our charitable work at Port Regis. Drawing on his geographical knowledge, Mr Murray recently led a school assembly explaining to pupils the devastating impact the 2004 tsunami had on the people of Sri Lanka, and why we are aiming to raise £25,000 to enable our new charity The Foundation of Goodness, to refurbish Lahiru Preschool.