Polar Explorer Day

Year One enjoy a day outdoors!

 Last week Year One received a letter from the National Polar Adventurers’ Society asking them for help in researching the Arctic and Antarctic.

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Year One have been busy finding out where the polar regions are and what exactly explorers do. They have researched Ernest Shackleton and have written about his adventures.

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Today, children in Year One have taken part in a Polar Explorer Day with the help of Mr Barrett from ‘Just Grow Forest School’. The children have found out about different shelters and survival techniques and appropriate clothing to keep warm and dry.

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They also enjoyed a ‘Find the Explorer’ orienteering task, have undertaken a guided rope walk, have looked at various camping stoves and have tasted a vegetarian expedition meal accompanied by a mug of hot chocolate.

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A fantastic day was had by all and the weather fitted the occasion perfectly.