Last summer, I spent quite a bit of time creating a scheme of work and associated resources for Wicked Weather Watch, a charity set up to support the Polar Ocean Challenge (POC), led by David Hempleman-Adams (now, deservedly a ‘Sir’ after being knighted in January 2017).
I trialed the unit of work and accompanying materials with Lower Key Stage 2 pupils whilst undertaking a maternity leave cover at Tibberton Community Primary School during Terms 1 and 2 of 2016-2017. The children were intrigued by what was, and still is. happening within the Arctic region, keen to follow Benji Edwards’ as he set off to establish a new world record (to be the youngest person to sail around the Arctic Circle in an anti-clockwise direction and within one season) and enthralled by Annie Green’s recall of the first leg of the voyage when she came into school to share her experiences with them.
We are now in the last stages of production; making a few minor tweaks and ensuring all material is branded before offering it free online to educational professionals.
Do keep an eye out for the direct web-link, which I will share with you very shortly. In the meantime, why not explore both Wicked Weather Watch’s and the Polar Ocean Challenge’s websites to gain further insight into this fascinating region and the issues that it, unfortunately, faces?