UpSchool is an Australian start-up education platform that provides free courses and resources for children and teachers. It is currently being used by over 1,000 teachers in 110 different countries, with around 30,000 children attending class each week in countries such as Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen and Ukraine.
We are partnering with UpSchool on their next project, a June 2022 voyage to the Arctic that will result in a brand-new 10-week course exploring the role this region plays in the lives of every human being on earth, and educating students on how everyday choices we make are putting pressure on the health of our planet. Children participating in the course will be encouraged to make a plan to change the way in which their community lives, to help contribute to positive environmental change.
We are proud to be partnering with UpSchool on this incredible project that will help to raise awareness of the pivotal importance of the Arctic to the health of our planet.
Enrichment, education, deepening connections to the remote regions we visit, and creating ambassadors for the protection of the environment is of huge importance to our company, and this partnership is one of many actions we are taking as part of a far-reaching sustainability in action plan.
Find out more about the immersive voyage that the team from Upschool will be joining.
Svalbard Archipelago | 12 Days
Enjoy the best of Svalbard, a world of endless daylight where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, guillemot cries echo from sea cliffs and beluga whales rise from the sea. Explore tundra adorned with wildflowers and look out for arctic fox, or discover historic camps of explorers and hunters. Push through pack ice to find walrus and bearded seals, or simply enjoy breathtakingly beautiful Norwegian fjords.
- Venture close to 80° north looking for polar bears on the pack ice
- Chance to discover other arctic wildlife including walrus, guillemots, puffins, seals, reindeer, arctic fox, seabirds and whales
- Zodiac past blue glaciers and through stunning fjords
- Enjoy hikes surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful scenery