We are very excited to be taking part in the Polar Explorer Project. We have a number of activities planned and liaise with Polar scientists regularly. This is a STEM project which will impact the whole school and those which we partner with.
Antarctica Day December 1st
We have had a great day, learning about the Antarctic Treaty and discovering some of the careers we could aspire to work towards, so that we could be part of the Polar Exploration Teams that visit Antarctica every year. In our classes, we have been thinking about the questions we would like to explore over the coming year, through hands on investigations, experiments and design projects. We will be focusing on using our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills, to answer our questions through lots of cross-curricular learning.
We have had fantastic news today - our flags have been flown on the decks of the British Antarctic Survey research ship RRS James Clarke Ross, just off Anvers Island. Rachel Sanders, Oceanographer and research scientist, carried our flags from the UK to Antarctica and has sent photos of our flags and our certificate. She has also sent an account of the work that was carried out during the ships voyage through the waters of Antarctica.
click on the document links to see the pictures and read all about Rachel and the team of Scientist on board RRS James Clarke Ross.