Children battle blizzard in Southwick

Year two pupils dressed as polar explorers D14521921a
Year two pupils dressed as polar explorers D14521921a

SOUTHWICK children had to protect themselves from a blizzard last week.

Year-two pupils at Glebe Primary School started their fire and ice topic by dressing as polar explorers.

Jake Terrill, key stage one leader at the Church Lane school, said it was a ‘stunning’ start to the term for the six and seven-year-olds.

“The children looked great in their outfits, and through lots of fun activities they have already learned loads about polar regions,” he said.

The youngsters started the day by building shelters to protect themselves from an incoming blizzard, and then had to share meagre rations of one cracker between four children.

During the rest of the day, the children found ways to escape across ice from a pursuing polar bear, explored the use of warm and cold colours when painting, and found the Arctic and Antarctic on maps.

Mr Terrill added: “They were also lucky enough to try on mountaineering and survival clothing and equipment.”