Race to the South Pole Day

23rd April 2018

On the 23rd April, KS2 were learning about the race between Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott to be the first team to reach the South Pole. The children learnt about how a number of reasons led to the unfortunate fate that Scott and his team endured. They discovered how the preparation and transport methods were different in each team and experienced what it felt like to pull a 100kg sled by having tyre relay races. They also discovered how important it is to have the right diet when visiting Antarctica and made 'sledging biscuits' similar to what Scott and his team would have eaten. Finally they explored the reasons why wearing suitable clothing is so important and what can happen to you if you don't wear the correct clothing or are exposed to temperature up to -90 for a prolonged amount of time.