Visit from Al Sylvester

Today we were visited by Al Sylvester MBE. He shared with us his tale of┬áleading the RAF’s first unsupported attempt on the Geographic South Pole across Antarctica. He told us about the 3-year build-up of selecting and training a team, raising the funds, choosing the logistics and his experience of living on Antarctica for 7 weeks in a tent. He explained how the simplest of tasks become complex a polar desert and what you can and cannot leave on Antarctica. We learnt about how sometimes things don’t go to plan and that determination and resilience are key to success. Living in extreme cold conditions, meant that specialist clothing was required. Jayden was given the opportunity to dress like an explorer. We learnt so much from Al and his expedition.

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