Antarctic Explorers

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Since the beginning of term, Asia class have been learning about Antarctica, with a focus on famous explorer Ernest Shackleton. In 1914, he led an expedition to the continent, with the hope of being in the first team of people to cross it. Unfortunately, his adventure didn’t go as planned, and his team ended up having to spend two years stranded there!

We have been using coordinates to track Shackleton’s journey, reading the crew’s journal entries and writing our own, and acting out the moment when they were finally rescued on 30th August 1916. This week, we went on an Antarctic expedition of our own around the school, using the QR code scanner on our iPads to hunt for clues that quizzed us on what we had learned about the topic. It was a fun activity enjoyed by all – thanks to Mrs Warren for setting it up!

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