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Our school was entered into a competition, through LGfL, to have the Leys Primary School logo printed on a flag to be taken by Antony Jinman, Polar Explorer and the Quest 21 Exploration Team, to Antarctica, in January 2022. We are thrilled to be able to tell you that Leys Primary School is one of 19 schools randomly selected from schools, across the country.
Not only that, but Freya, from class 5C, has jointly won the Design the Expedition Logo, competition. She shares this accolade with an entry from Anson Primary, London NW2. Freya's design is the image at the bottom of the flag, which you can see below.
The objective of the expedition is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Polar Explorer, Ernest Shackleton's death. The Quest21 team are following in Shackleton's mission to use science to save our planet and so a crack team of serving and ex-military men and women from the Royal Navy and the Army have set out to finish what he started and in doing so make history.
Braving the most inhospitable climate, the most unforgiving terrain and the most remote of locations they will gather vital information and carry out scientific experiments essential to our understanding of how to repair our broken planet.
The team will cross the Antarctic peninsula and go, quite literally, to the ends of the earth to collect data samples and bring them back for analysis into the level of micro-plastic contamination and metallic deposition influencing the carbon cycle.
Pupils in Year 5 will be learning about the endeavour of Shackleton and hopefully be inspired by his story and through interactive lessons with the current expedition team in Antarctica and based in the UK, to be explorers, adventurers, scientists and environmentalists of the future.
QUEST21 Team make the journey to Antarctica and arrive safely. See Antony Jinman, Polar Explorer, holding the LGfL flag with the winning design by Freya from 5C. Well done Freya! Leys Primary School is thrilled for you and very proud of you.
ETHOS: RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE AND RESILLIENT
Year 5 Homework Timetable
Individual Class Information and Galleries
If you are going on our school trip, please make sure you have learnt the words to this song.
Some of our year 5 children were lucky enough to be selected to attend a Bright Sparks Concert at the Royal Festival Hall. They had to learn a song to join in with prior to the trip and during the concert took part in a whole venue performance of this as well as different body percussion and actions when the orchestra were playing.