Year 10 Geographer students have been learning about the challenges facing cities such as Rio de Janeiro, and their teachers have been very impressed with their creative skills. The pupils were tasking with building their own slum, or favela, starting with just a single piece of paper!

They learned about the difficulty of obtaining resources, the problems of building a solid structure, conflicts with the local authority and how to earn a living. Over time they realised that slum dwellers can improve their homes and by the end we had a water supply, electricity and even their own shops to earn an income.

Here are some examples of their work:

Posted 20th May 2021.