The lucky children at Alderley Edge Community Primary School had the opportunity to meet Polar Explorer Rob Smith on Thursday, 20th July.
Earlier this year Rob was the first British explorer to travel a new route across the Antarctic to the South Pole, something that hadn't been done since Shackleton 100 years ago. Before this, in April 2016, Rob undertook a 220km expedition to the North Pole over a period of 23 days.
The children were captivated as Rob described his experiences of dragging a sledge weighing more than 100kg across the frozen landscape, managing to avoid dangers such as hidden crevasse as well as surviving temperatures that plunged as low as 100 degrees below freezing.
Rob brought with him items that he wore allowing the children to try them on and understand how this special gear helped him survive in such an inhospitable environment.
Headteacher Chris Perry said "It was an amazing experience to meet such an inspirational man as Rob Smith. Rob related his own experiences at the poles cleverly so that the children could learn and understand the importance of hard work and determination. Key factors in our own curriculum here at school."