Friday, 8 August 2014

Shackleton 100

100 years ago yesterday, one of the greatest (perhaps the greatest) of human adventures started, with the departure of the Endurance.
Shackleton's exploits have intrigued me over the years. At my previous school, we started a Shackleton Society, and visited various exhibitions and the James Caird: the boat used by Shackleton to sail from Elephant Island to South Georgia, piloted by Frank Worsley.

My book shelves have large section of Polar books, including those on Tom Crean, the Aurora party and even the ship's cat: Mrs. Chippy.


For the next few years, the journey will be followed by a number of Twitter accounts, such as @Shackleton100 
There is also the Shackleton in Schools Facebook community which is worth 'liking' for related educational ideas and links.

We will also be following the voyage at school. I'm going to post updates for the next few years as the journey unfolds...

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