Our Antarctica topic led us on our very own exciting journey this week. The two nursery classes followed in the metaphorical footsteps of the intrepid explorer, Ernest Shackleton, and his men. We braved high winds, driving rain and the extreme cold on our walk to the Science block where we had an extremely exciting and informative talk by our Dulwich College archivist, Calista, about how the James Caird came to be at our school. We learned about Shackleton’s expedition to Antarctica, and how the ‘Endurance’ became crushed by ice and we were able to see and hold real artefacts. Calista told us the story of how the men survived against overwhelming odds to eventually be rescued from Elephant Island.
Nursery voyage to Shackleton’s boat