This year’s South Pole Expedition will see our biggest competition for schools yet. Building on previous competitions we are launching a range of categories for different subjects so that we can include as many students and schools as possible.
The Polar Classroom project will accompany ETE founder and veteren Polar Explorer Antony Jinman as he travels to the Geographic South Pole this November. As a flagship project for ETE we will be looking to educate students around the world about Antartica but also of issues closer to home including environmental sustainability, healthy living and lifestlyes.
Recently I learned of some shocking statistics through my local paper on obesity and health related issues with young people here in my home city of Plymouth. Plymouth is not alone with these issues and I started thinking about my own health and fitness and how I might prepare for a South Pole expedition. It was through this that I started developing the idea of tackling these social issues and bringing a new element of research and resources that can be used to enhance our community education and outreach work.
Be the first to see our promotional video about Education Through Expedition’s flagship project for schools – Antony Jinman’s South Pole Expedition. Raising awareness of the polar regions and healthy living and lifestyles for young people. For more information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Obesity and associated health problems are a big issue in England, with 61.3% of adults and 30% of children aged between 2 and 15 being either overweight or obese. (Source: www.gov.uk) This South Pole Expedition aims to tackle this issue and not just to promote healthy living but to inspire young people to care about their lifestyle choices, whilst developing and delivering classroom resources and activities.
“I am delighted to announce my next project for Education Through Expeditions. This November I will be travelling to the Geographic South Pole to further the work of my school outreach program. This project will see me traveling on my own for over 700 miles, whilst communicating with schools and carrying out an exciting research project at the same time with Plymouth University. More news of this will be released later this week.”
The Education Through Expeditions (ETE) Leadership Award is a challenging course designed to help you develop and enhance your self-confidence, project management skills, and leadership styles in preparation for future work and study.
“This week has been an absolutely amazing week and really helped me to build on my team work and leadership skills as well as the obvious arctic and skiing skills. The camp craft and skills required to survive below -30 was also a hugely valuable experience. Overall an incredible experience, with outstanding guides. A huge thank you to everyone who helped get me here (sponsors and organisers) and I hope to be able to take this further in the future.”
As a corporate speaker, entrepreneur, educator and explorer, Antony combines stories of adventure and exploration in one of the world’s most hostile environments to captivate conferences and after dinner audiences from across the world. His time on expeditions has enabled him to draw connections on leadership and enterprise to allow him to overcome challenges in the business world, lessons he shares through his presentations. Antony has presented to a range of company’s including AVG, HSBC, Waggener Edstrom, Common Purpose and a range of university’s across the country.
The Education Through Expeditions team and delighted to release our expedition film from the Arctic Jubilee Expedition 2012. An interactive expedition run for schools, promoting the arctic and Inuit culture. School children were able to follow the teams progress as well as ask questions directly to the team members and online experts. It was a pleasure to run this project and I hope you like the video’s.
Education Through Expeditions is Antony's community interest company, which aims to foster environmental understanding through an online educational resource. You can visit the site at: eteteachers.org