Last week we were so honoured to have Mr. Chalker come in to talk to us about what it is like living and working in the coldest, driest and windiest place on the planet - Antarctica! Our class were absolutely spellbound as Mr. Chalker described the Aurora Australis (the ice breaker ship that transfers staff and researchers out to the continent), the climate, the wildlife, the crew, provisions, on-island transport, communications, history, medics and much much more. It was such a thrill to hear about such a famous but inaccessible place, from someone who has spent years working there, making sure all crew, staff and researchers eat well each day. Thank you Mr. Chalker for sharing your amazing stories and knowledge with us - we now feel a special connection with Antarctica, through learning about it first hand from yourself.
Below, Mr. Chalker left us with some gifts from the souvenir ship aboard the Aurora Australis. The book on Antarctica is in our class library for children to read at anytime.
A note from Miss Taylor..
Our class blog will be added to at the end of every week. Take a few minutes to check out the entries with your child and discuss what they, along with their classmates, have been learning in class over the previous week. I hope you enjoy this special account of your child's time in 2M. Positive and encouraging comments are warmly welcome!