Arctic Mark inspires budding explorers
BOYS were given the chance to gain a unique insight into the Arctic when they got in touch with an explorer.
Reception pupils at Thorpe House School, in Gerrards Cross, have been learning about the Arctic and Antarctic in class, but got a surprise when it was arranged for them to send emails to ‘Arctic Mark’, an explorer who has spent months on an expedition.
The boys spent two weeks sending and receiving messages to Mark and asking him about life in the Arctic, posing questions such as how many huskies pull his sledge, how cold it is there and what he wears to keep warm.
His last email before he began his long journey home talked about his favourite things about being an explorer and the fact that he had just encountered three polar bears.
Sarah Melvin, from the school, said: “The boys learned a great deal from the email exchanges and we have a sneaking suspicion we have one or two budding explorers in reception now.”
EXCITED: Thorpe House School pupils send emails to Arctic Mark