The children in Year 2 have been learning about Shackleton’s great Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. They have studied old photographs to see how dreadful conditions were for the men on this incredible polar expedition.

They measured the length of the ‘James Caird’ and acted out rowing for the island of South Georgia. They empathized with the two children, who saw Shackleton, Worsley and Crean, with matted hair and beards, wearing the same greasy, torn clothes they had been in for six months, arrive at the whaling station.

Truly the most amazing story of survival and rescue.