Activities help Brookham pupils learn of Polar life

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Wednesday 21st November 2018 4:40 pm
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YEAR 3 children from Brookham Pre-Prep School in Liphook enjoyed a trip to Gilbert White’s House in Selborne to learn about the life of a South Pole Explorer as part of their Mighty Mountains topic.

The children arrived at Gilbert’s White House brimming with questions about Antarctica.

The staff at Gilbert White’s House had organised an array of hands-on activities, such as object-handling, dressing-up, and artefact-quest, and investigations to help the children experience the daily life of a South Pole Explorer.

The children discussed the use of equipment and rations, and then looked into the scientific intentions of Scott’s ill-fated 1912 Antarctic Expedition.

The Brookham school children explored themes of nutrition, properties of different materials and forces, and experimented with a range of scientific equipment.

After a busy trip full of learning opportunities, the children returned to school to spend time writing accounts of their trip and sharing their favourite moments with their friends.

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