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Frank Worsley

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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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