This week we have been learning about Ernest Shackleton as part of our ‘Famous for More than 5 Minutes’ topic. We learnt about Shackleton and his teams’ expedition to Antarctica on the ship Endurance in 1914. To help with our learning, we took a trip to Antarctica ourselves, following in the footsteps of Shackleton!! We learnt that Endurance got stuck in the ice in the Weddell Sea. Then Shackleton and his crew had to travel to Elephant Island and stay there while Shackleton took the brave decision of rowing to the nearest whaling station to get help!
We couldn’t believe that this trip took them two years in total and were happy to hear that all crew members survived!!
Here are a few photos of us recreating Shackleton’s brave and courageous expedition!