Students at Walpole Primary School are exploring history and the vastness of geography of the students who once attended their school. In a project under the guidance of Creative Schools representative Peter Hill and Walpole Primary School classroom teacher Sarah Walker, students in Years 4, 5 and 6 are exploring the world’s continents and looking deeper at geography by discovering the diversity of locations where past students now live. The project, titled Walpole — Centre of the Universe, aims to broaden students’ knowledge of geography by mapping the homes of former students through postcards and emails, encouraging the children to reach out to the alumni and request postcards or emails detailing when they attended the school, their current place of residence, and the reasons they chose to live where they do. The students will plot the locations of the alumni they contact on a world map, allowing them to create a display of all the places former students have settled in Australia and abroad, sharpening their skills and promoting global connectivity and global diversity. Ms Walker said she was delighted at the students’ enthusiasm and engagement in the project. “Our students are excited to trace the paths of their predecessors, learn about different cultures, and discover fascinating facts about far-off places,” she said. Mr Hill said the project was a way for students to get a stronger sense of community by corresponding with students of the past. “Not only is this project promoting geographical awareness, we are hoping we can foster a strong sense of community among past and present students of Walpole Primary School,” he said.