We met the World’s Greatest Living Explorer!

Cranford House Junior School pupils enjoyed an Explorers themed week of activities and learning across the curriculum this term culminating in a visit by The World's Greatest Living Explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes meets with Junior School pupils

Polar ice caps, arid deserts and yawning caves were all the rage at Cranford House this term. Junior pupils enjoyed a themed week of activities across the curriculum on “exploration” with none other than the world’s greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes paying a visit to the school. Cranford House, a small independent school in South Oxfordshire, has been running the inspiring project in parallel with several local primary schools. As well as enjoying the chance to discuss their work on exploration and climate change with Sir Ranulph, they also heard him speak of his experiences of life in some of the world’s most extreme places.

Amongst his many achievements, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has successfully climbed Mount Everest, becoming the first person ever to have climbed Everest and crossed both polar ice-caps. He is also the only man alive to have travelled around the planet’s circumpolar surface.

The school has a history of attracting luminaries from the world of science and literature and Sir Fiennes joins the likes of recent visitors like astronaut Helen Sharman, OBE, and author Marcus Sedgwick in meeting and inspiring pupils.

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The World's Greatest Living Explorer
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Explorers Week at Cranford House

About Cranford House Junior School

One of the UK's leading small independent schools, Cranford House is a co-educational all-through school situated on the Oxfordshire-Berkshire border which offers a vibrant education to girls and boys aged 2-18. Rated 'Excellent' in all categories, our school specialises in academic achievement, outstanding pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunities for all.

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