Arts and activities
Explore the world of the arts and literature that Antarctica has inspired - colours, words, music, myths…
- Students will discover how attempting to describe Antarctica's uniqueness has encouraged the evolution of new words.
- Many writers have written about the Antarctic, a symbol of mystery. Students will discover a rich range of reactions from these different authors.
- Antarctica was seen by humans for the first time as recently as the early 19th century, and there are still no permanent residents. Very few Antarctic myths or legends exist.
- In its own way, Antarctica is as colourful as anywhere on earth. Students will discover a vast range of colours that contradicts the stereotypical Antarctic white.
- What medium best expresses Antarctica? Students are encouraged to experiment.
- Sound and music
- Students can explore both Antarctica's complete silence and natural sounds, and the effects the experience has had on various artists and expeditioners.
- Board games and puzzles
- Children's activities by Coral Tulloch. Coral travelled to Antarctica with the Antarctic Arts Fellowship programme.