It is vital for children to engage with Geography in order to understand and gain knowledge of their world. Certain skills, for example map reading, are a vital learning tool that can be called upon throughout life. An awareness of the wider world can also fire the imagination and therefore encourage the desire to explore. This in turn would expose the children to a variety of cultures which should ultimately encourage tolerance and respect for others. Learning Geography encourages responsibility towards the positive future of our planet; it is important that children of this generation recognise their place in an ever growing world population. They need to be aware of climate change and the impact that their everyday actions would create.