King George V’s Geography AS Level students visited Liverpool’s historic waterfront  to help build upon their understanding of the role Geography plays on the ‘re-branding’ of towns and cities.

Mike Graham, Geography Course Leader at KGV said: “Since 2004, Liverpool has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  And, this visit to Liverpool’s historic waterfront area was to see how the city uses its heritage as an historic sea port, to sell itself.

“While at Liverpool’s waterfront we spent some time in the Pier Head area – ‘Three Graces’ before conducting some fieldwork techniques within the regenerated Albert Dock.

“Following this we visited Liverpool One; a retail renovation as part of Liverpool’s 2008 Capital of Culture rebrand. Liverpool One attracts a whopping 26 million visitors per year boosting Liverpool to the UK’s 5th most attractive city for retail! Here we were given a guided tour around the facility by their head of corporate responsibility.

“We finished the trip by taking a stroll through the ‘Cavern Quarter’, including Matthew Street, up to the Bold Street/Rope Walks part of Liverpool to see how this area has been and will be regenerated to attract more people to the city.”

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