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FAQs from secondary schools

The Arctic and Antarctic were the chosen themes for a week's summer school organised by the Bedford Children's University in 2001 and 2002 that attracted around 100 school children. Questions were sent to Antarctic research stations as well as British Antarctic Survey offices in Cambridge.

The questions and replies have been categorised under the following headings:

Motivation and selection
Family and friends
Daily life and relaxation
Staying healthy
What we eat
Antarctic hazards
Animal life
Working as an Antarctic scientist
Conservation and the environment
Antarctic science facts