Class 3 Expedition to the Wrekin

Yesterday, as part of our Shackleton and Antarctica topic, Class 3 went on an Expedition to the Wrekin. The day started with a visit to Arthog Outreach to kit the children out in appropriate Expedition gear. The Class was split into three groups and each group made their way 407 metres towards the top of the Wrekin ‘off-road’ using maps and compasses. We had lots of stops on the way, where our Expedition leads talked about the planning, communication issues and general struggles that Shackleton faced. Team work was key, just like it was for Shackleton, and children worked together and encouraged each other, especially in the steep climbs! We had lunch amongst the nature, where children understood the lack of luxury that Shackleton and his team also would have faced.  All three groups, triumphantly, reached the summit and enjoyed the 360 degree spectacular views. A brilliant day was had by all. Well done to all of our Class 3 explorers!