Our Far South is running a schools competition aimed to engage New Zealand school children with the voyage, encouraging them to follow the expedition and learn more about Our Far South. It is open for all students from 5 to 18 years.
There will be prize draw for all classes who are following the voyage.
To enter, classes need to register online that they are following the voyage and describe how they will use the voyage in their class.
The winners of this draw will win a field trip, relevant to Our Far South, in their region. There will be one winning class in the North Island and one in the South Island.
At the end of Term 1, teachers are encouraged to submit a short description of their class project, related to Our Far South. The top three submissions will win flights and accommodation for a weekend at Icefest, a festival celebrating Antarctica in Christchurch, August – October, 2012.
Example Field Trips
Three winning submissions by teachers will win flights and accommodation, sponsored by Air New Zealand, for a weekend in Christchurch for the inaugural NZ ICEFEST (Celebrating Antarctica), in August- October 2012.
Submissions will be judged on:
Use of voyage in class
Engagement with voyage
Read our ideas on how you can use the Our Far South voyage in your class.
Our Far South would like to thank the International Antarctic Centre, Island Bay Marine Education Centre, New Zealand Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium, and Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium for their support of the class competition.
We’d also like to thank Air New Zealand and NZ ICEFEST for sponsoring the prizes for the teachers’ competition. NZ ICEFEST is a six week festival in Christchurch celebrating Antarctica August - October, 2012.