Glaciers, climate change and expedition planning were hot topics of conversation when Year 2 Junior Girls visited Junior Boys for their ‘Polar Fun Day’ last week.
A day packed full of activities was kicked off by intrepid Arctic explorer Robynne, who regaled the children with stories of her travels, explaining how she became an explorer. Pupils then learnt about the differences between the Arctic and Antarctic and the impact climate change is having on the polar regions. Next pupils learnt how to survive as an explorer and were given the opportunity to try on some of life saving equipment from the kit Robynne wore during her Arctic expeditions.
After lunch it was time to get creative when pupils delved into the topic of glaciers, creating their own clay mountains and using ‘gloop’ to recreate a glacier. They were then able to watch as the ‘glacier’ flowed down their mountain. ‘Expedition planning’ was the last activity of the day, which brought together everything the children had learnt during the day with pupils working in teams to plan their own expedition to Antarctica.
Lindsay King, Junior Girls Deputy Head, commented:
“This workshop was the perfect way to begin our new topic Antarctica! A fantastic day was had by all the children and staff!”