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Frank Wors­ley


We read with in­ter­est the re­cent ar­ti­cle about chil­dren who at­tended the Antarc­tic Her­itage Trust’s trib­ute to po­lar ex­plorer Frank Wors­ley. Frank Wors­ley was a for­mer pupil of Fen­dal­ton Open-Air School, where we are cur­rent year 6 stu­dents. He was dux in 1887. His brav­ery and perseveran­ce con­tin­ues to in­spire us all.

Ev­ery year we hold a spe­cial day ‘‘Ra Whakahira’’, where we cel­e­brate our year’s learn­ing and we al­ways pay trib­ute to Frank Wors­ley. We raise a replica flag in his hon­our and per­form dances and act out snip­pets from his coura­geous ex­pe­di­tion. His in­cred­i­ble achieve­ments are well known at our school and we con­tinue to be proud of our con­nec­tion to this fa­mous ex­plorer.

Heli, Lachie, Ruby, Year 6, Fen­dal­ton Open-Air School

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