Yesterday we were lucky enough to have an explorer visit as part of our current Explorers topic. Hazel was part of a team that circumnavigated the North Pole this summer. They left from Bristol in June and sailed 13500 nautical miles over 20 weeks. This journey should not have been possible in one season but due to climate change and melting sea ice it now is.
Hazel talked to us about her trip, sharing lots of interesting facts and photos. As it was summer when they went the sun stayed up for most of the day as they sailed further North. Hazel brought in lots of her gear that she took with her. The children enjoyed trying some of it on. This included boots that would keep your feet warm down to -100°C.
You can find out more about the expedition and climate change on the Wicked Weather Watch charity website at http://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/about/
Kingfishers and all of KS1 would like to say a huge thank you to Hazel for visiting us and sharing her stories.