Antarctic week

Posted by Grosvenornews on Wednesday Jan 9, 2019 Under English, Science, Year 6

Last term year 6 had a very exciting phone call. I know what you’re thinking: what’s so exciting about a phone call? Well this was no ordinary call, this came from the Antarctic! Yes the Antarctic!

As part of Antarctic week, BAS (The British Antarctic Survey) gave schools across the country the opportunity to speak to scientists who are currently working at the Antarctic. As you can imagine the children were very excited and had lots of questions to ask. They used their knowledge of food webs and Shackleton’s journey through the Antarctic to come up with some excellent questions.

On the 5th December at 11 O’clock the children got their opportunity to speak to Nadescha Zwerschke (a Marine Biologist) and ask her all their burning questions. The call was a great success and the children came away inspired and event more intrigued about the Antarctic and what it takes to survive there.

We would like to thank the BAS for the opportunity, but most of all Nadescha and Dan for giving up their time to answer our questions so thoroughly.

On a final note, the inaugural Grosvenor News was published just before Christmas and our phone call featured. I sent a copy to Nadescha and asked if she could take a picture of herself reading it at the Antractic… and she kindly obliged as you can see.

Now, can you take a picture of yourself reading the Grosvenor News somewhere really different, let us see how far the Grosvenor News can travel.

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