In March, ten lucky Plymouth primary finalists will be setting off on the trip of a lifetime to the Arctic Circle, as part of the annual Spirit of Discovery competition.
Organised by the Plymouth Association of Primary Heads, the eight-day expedition is this year run in partnership with Education Through Expeditions (ETE) and its founder, Antony Jinman (Plymouth University Explorer in Residence). The trip will take the children to sample the Sámi culture, explore the Arctic hills and experience the magical Northern Lights.
The project aims to broaden horizons and help to develop an inquisitive mind and provides an amazing opportunity to the children in our city.
Plymouth Explorers Club
are hosting this fundraiser event with talks from Paul Hart and Antony Jinman. Tickets are £5 in advance or £6 on the door and includes a glass of wine on arrival. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 07715 409 086 for further information.
About Antony Jinman
Plymouth-born polar explorer Antony Jinman is only the 12th Briton to reach the geographic North and South Poles. Antony will talk about how this project will help bring a live learning experience to primary schools across the city, so that all of Plymouth’s children can follow and share in the experience of our ten young ambassadors to Arctic Finland.
About Paul Hart
Telegraph adventure writer Paul Hart will talk about how his love of adventure had led him from the back streets of Manchester to some of the most remote destinations on the planet, and in particular his crossing of the Antarctic peninsula to commemorate Captain Scott 100 years after Scott reached the South Pole. He will talk about how moving to Plymouth at an early stage changed his life and his fortunes.