Mount Everest inspiration

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Two British explorers are aiming to connect with more than one million students aged six to 16 via live stream from the slopes of Mount Everest.

Mark Wood and Matt Dickinson will attempt to summit the 8,848-metre mountain in March during a 72-day mission and are currently recruiting 8,848 schools to take part in the broadcasts.

An education programme is being created based on modern day exploration, climate change and understanding the planet we live on.

Subjects locally that will be covered are the Himalayan Earthquake impact and an understanding of local culture along with the impact climate change is having on wildlife and the ecosystem.

Seminars will be conducted through live stream broadcasts from the lower valleys through the forests and onto the snow line along the glaciers. The journey will take the students through the villages, meeting families and seeing how other children live.

It is intended to be an interactive experience for the pupils with coursework undertaken both online and offline and the opportunity to upload images and films to the 8848 portal.

Schools can register now for the free initiative.

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