This afternoon Grade 5′s had a great chat with Mark Wood, the polar explorer who is at the moment in Mount Everest Bas Camp getting ready for his descent. As a part of his expedition he connects with schools and classes from all around the world. Grade 5′s as a part of their Exhibition Unit on Passion have applied to have a chat with him and has been selected by him. As well as the chat we had today, Mark will be in contact with the classes t the end of his journey when he gets back to England.
During our conversaton today, Mark told the students about his expedition and introduced us his team mates, Peter the doctor and Marc the cameraman. 3 students asked questions to him and he replied enthusiastically. Mark and Kai even had a Skype Virtual Handshake! he talked about his passion fo climbing, what kinds of gear he has with him and what challenges he came across so far.
The students, teachers, admin and some reporters from Japanese Media were all very excited to have this great oppportunity to connect with an explorer on his way to the world’s highest mountain!