Colchester pupils meet Baz Gray

Colchester primary school pupils wrap up warm to support Challenge Antarctica

When the cold chill was sweeping across the country, pupils at Colne Engaine C of E Primary School in Colchester wore a variety of multi-coloured hats and scarves to show their support of Challenge Antarctica and raise £142 for The Royal Marines Charity.

SATCase’s Baz Gray recently visited the school to give a presentation to the staff and children about his amazing South Pole R3 Challenge: Challenge Antarctica. He enjoyed talking to them about his recent Antarctic trip to raise awareness about the beautiful landscape and importance of protecting our environment. Baz also took along his SATcase device to demonstrate how he was able to keep in contact with family and friends back home using this ruggedised satellite communications device. As you can imagine the children had lots of questions.

Baz Gray explains: “It was a pleasure to spend time with the staff and pupils at Colne Engaine C of E Primary School and share with them my recent experiences at the South Pole. The children in particular were fascinated to hear about the challenge and I would also like to say a massive thank you to everyone at the school for helping to raise £142 for The Royal Marines Charity. It was an absolute joy to spend time with everyone and show them my equipment such as my SATcase device. I am planning to keep the school informed of my next expedition planned later this year for the coast to coast Antarctica crossing and intend to do a call with the children while I am out there which they are all very excited about!”







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