This activity replicates part of the training completed by polar explorers before they headed to the Arctic. During the preparation for the 2011 Catlin Arctic Survey, the team would drag tyres for up to five hours a day across Dartmoor. It will probably not be possible to follow this exactly, although some young people may be inspired to take up a new hobby! The emphasis during the actual training is on stamina and teamwork. Try to encourage and focus on these during the activity.
(10 minutes preparation)
Anyone can become an Arctic explorer, but it takes a lot of practice and training to be able to survive in the harsh conditions of the polar regions.
Part of:AXA XL Oceans Education
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X-Curric | Ages 7 - 11
Based on journeys undertaken by real explorers and scientists, the Frozen Oceans (Primary) education programme is designed to introduce students to what life is like in the High Arctic.