September 19, 2010
During the week beginning 27th September, there will be an Antarctica week in my school which will raise the profile of my expedition amongst the pupils and parents. A number of departments are carrying out Antarctica themed lessons. For example, the science department are asking students to design experiments to test the performance of different base layer materials. The best experiments will be carried out by me in Antarctica to compare those containing nanoparticles with those made of merino wool. On my return, the results from these experiments will be written up as part of my science research. During this week there are also two events taking place during the evening at the school, which are also open to parents and members of the public:
Date: Thursday 30th September
Venue: Theatre, The Thomas Hardye School
Music with an Antarctica theme will be performed by THS students. This will feature a range of performers including the Big Band and the Flute Choir, and will include songs by Snow Patrol, Coldplay and many more! Entry is free, with a bar available and a retiring collection.
Wine, Real Ale & Cheese Tasting Adventure:
Date: Friday 1st October
Venue: 6th form centre, The Thomas Hardye School
The Dorset Wine Company will be giving a talk on wine tasting and running a blind tasting competition of around eight different wines. There will also be a wide variety of real ales and cheeses to taste, which have been specially selected to complement each other. Buffet food will also be provided and the evening will end with a short talk from me on my upcoming Antarctica Expedition. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased from The Thomas Hardye School, Great Western Camping or the Three Compasses in Charminster.
I hope to see many of you there!