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Would you explore Antarctica?

Year 4 began their new topic, Frozen Planet, this week and have been deciding whether they would apply for a place on the crew of Ernest Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition to Antarctica.  They participated in a ‘Conscience Alley’ exploring the positives and negatives of a role aboard the ship (which include becoming well-known but with the risk of losing one’s life!). Then, the children wrote letters of application explaining why they would be suitable candidates.

Towards the end of the week, they interviewed the great man himself about his preparations and worked to place a timeline of historical events, alongside events from Shackleton’s own life, in chronological order.