Arc­tic Mark in­spires bud­ding ex­plor­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

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