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18 days!

By Franziska // Sunday 11 Nov // 10:22:35 // 1 Comment // View

Hey guys, it is me again.

I just wanted to tell you that I can come to the meeting on the 29th. Great news! I have to prepare everything right now, you all know about my exchange. I land on the 28th and I guess my plane to london leaves at 07.oo in the morning…gonna be very stressed…

but i can’t wait and I count the days (18!)

a lot of love from hamburg xxxxxxxx


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Being Back

By Hayley // Wednesday 24 Oct // 13:15:41 // 1 Comment // View

Hey guys,

I know that this is pretty late but i have been soo busy with course work and everything. I dont fell the same now that i am back i feel like a changed person and i hope that it has hanged every one in a good way too. When i arrived back in England i was just totally gobsmacked as it was so different to what we all experienced. I wish we were thee now and hope it would all start again. Leaving eveyone at the air port was tragic i didnt stop crying all th way home…

Well we have good news to look forward to now we have a meeting on the 29th November thank God. I really can’t wait so we can all discuss eachothers projects and how they are going. Also how every one has been and what you guys have been up to. I really miss you all terribly nd i am counting down the days until the 29th (which is pretty sad i no :-1) so ill see you soon lv ya all ldz xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hayley xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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News from germany:P

By Franziska // Wednesday 24 Oct // 08:56:34 // View

Hey guys!!!

I just wanted to tell you that here everything is fine. My art project is going on very well, today I have an important meeting. So I guess in december I can show my piece of art. thats brilliant.

i hope all of our porjects are going on as well as mine does.

we have holiday right now, i am enjoing it so much. school was more stressed than ever. i’m sorry that I write something new so late, but I was too busy.

I miss you all tons, and i’m doing a big album with a lot of pictures of the voyage. i have to crie sometimes when I look at all the amazing things we have done. it all seems to be so far away…

So now an other big thing: i did not get the email for the meeting in november… so amy told me about it and i have a lot of questions: first i am on an exchange with spain, it is until the 28th of november. so if you will buy the flight ticket for me, the best would be thursday morning.

I will call you tomorrow, so we can talk about everything!

so, i hope we all can see us in london again, i really miss you all.

auf wiedersehen, or byebybe from hamburg

franzi xxxxx

…my dad is missing you guys as well…he loved reading all the blogs and i guess he feeled like he was a part of this voyage as well…xD

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Sadness and Gladness

By Jessica // Monday 15 Oct // 14:38:34 // 2 Comments // View


Sitting here in my classroom looking at the photos it seems like another life. Everything is so normal, and though I appreciate that life cannot be exciting all the time I wish it could be a bit more stimulating than this!!

I miss everyone, miss eating together, talking, exploring, sailing and learning together.

It really was a special experience and everyone involved is a very special person too!

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Life from a different perspective!!

By Amélie // Sunday 14 Oct // 03:39:16 // 2 Comments // View

Hi everyone,

 Its been approx. 3 weeks since we’ve made it back home.  I’m just starting to readjust to my normal daily life, well its definitely been changing.  I hope everyones not having too much of a hard time, going back to work or catching up in school subjects.  Life is seriously not the same anymore.  I wake up everyday to see that you guys aren’t there for our early breakfasts, or that nonie isn’t in the bottom bunk.

 Shona, Dorianna, Rebecca and I are going to saskatoon next weekend for the 8th International ACUNS Student Conference.  It should be really cool.  Students are going to be talking about global warming.  Its going to be really interesting to get their points of views.  Their topics might be harder than what we’re used to, but thats only going to increase our knowledge and understanding for climate change.  I’m really looking forward to it! 

Lately shona, i and our groundcrew did an interview with CTV television channel, that went supper well.  The groundcrews and us really got talking, I enjoyed it very much.

 On another notice, I’ve been looking at the greenland expedition, and I remember one thing that Vicky mentioned.  Everyday they see our names in black felt pens on the jackets and in a way we’re still their on the noorderlicht.  We’ve been travelling with them all away. 

I really miss everyone, our fun talks, hard core dancing, Dorianna and Liam on the dance floor, u guys had the moves.  Things here really aren’t the same.  It was hard at first, but now it gets easier.  I think that in a way city life brings stress.  Do you guys agree?  

I’ll be seeing everyone once again very soon, at the capefarewell reunion next month.  Till then, I’ll keep bloging, and posting everything up to date, c you soon.

 With all the love in the arctic


We’re All In This TOGETHER!!! 

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Still haven’t stopped talking about you guys!!

By Suba // Saturday 6 Oct // 10:49:46 // 3 Comments // View

Hey my lil bubbas,

I find myself thinking about you all every day!  I have moments where I smile, want to cry, or just laugh aloud when I think of our voyage!!   With every passing day the impact the experience has had on all your lives as well as mine becomes more apparent.  Your continuing blogs have been wonderful to read.

I think all my friends and family know you all so well through me!! I have still not stopped talking about you all.  I shed a few tears last night as I watched video footage and photographs of you all at the Cape Farewell exhibition at The South Bank Centre.

Keep up all the fantastic work you’re  doing in your schools.  It is very difficult to express the emotions you all felt  during the voyage but through your stories and photos and experience, you will all make a huge difference in your communities.  I am very sure of that.  You are an incredible bunch of young people who will go on to make a difference  where ever you are.

I miss you all dearly.  I have such warm, fond memories  that will stay with me forever!  All the best, my lil bubbas.

lots of love and hugs,


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By Amy // Thursday 4 Oct // 17:31:49 // 1 Comment // View

Well, I was asked to write an article about my time in the
Arctic for our school newspaper, this is what I wrote…

Well, my name’s Amy Sturgess and I was lucky enough to get to go on a once in a lifetime trip to the
Arctic. Over the past few terms
Moorhead has been involved in a project with
Cape Farewell, an organisation that is trying to raise awareness of climate change. Some of the present Year 10 have been taking part in different activities run both in and outside of school on the subject of climate change. Out of the 30 in our class I was the one who was picked to go to the

Seeing the sun set every day, feeling the breeze, waking up in the mornings to the sound of nothingness, the whole thing was just incredible! The ten days that I spent in the
Arctic along with some amazing people – 6 from
England, 3 from
Canada and 2 from
Germany, was packed with lots of things for us to do.

When in Ny Alesund, a small town in
Svalbard, Norway, we visited a beach and tried to make some kind of sculpture from the blocks of broken of ice. While building a part of one of the other glaciers fell. The sound of it breaking roared over in our direction. It was as if it was sending a message to us, it made me realise just how badly we are damaging our planet.

Even though the project was about looking at the science and the arts of the expedition we all had a little fun along the way. We couldn’t go all that way and not have a swim. You could call it crazy but we called it curiosity. 2.5?C, “Don’t try this at home”. We all made a deal, if we went in we had to get our whole body under the water, including our heads. It was freezing!

I’m sad that this experience had to end, however now I am here to share my experiences with the whole community. I was inspired by so many people during my trip and now I have realised that the world is really changing and so is the climate so if we carry on the way we are we will seriously damage the planet. So let’s make a difference!

I just want to say a massive THANK YOU to you all;
Sub Sub, Colin, Jess-Star, Keithy, Mark-Love, ZALATAN, Dan, BIG Joe & Duncan Darling,
The trip was just incredible, including you guys! Thank you for everything!


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Back Home

By Hayley // Tuesday 2 Oct // 12:53:21 // 2 Comments // View

Hi every one i am really sorry i havent wrote lately i ddint really want to go on the website because it makes me really upset. I miss all you guys so much and i really want us to have that reunion soon. I hope every one is ok and your all doing fine at school and work. If we never see eachother again i just want you all to get what you want out of life and live it to the full. love you lots … lots of love

hayley xxxxxxxxxxx

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To describe….

By Nonie // Saturday 29 Sep // 20:57:39 // 2 Comments // View

Hey everyone,

 Sorry I haven’t been on lately- I had forgotten how busy life is here- or maybe never’s so good to hear people who know how I feel. Canford, darling, is just a million miles from the peace that is Ny Alesund and the questions don’t stop – it’s great but in trying to describe and satisfy everyone you almost forget where you were and what you were actually doing. I find myself describing the simpler things because the those that meant so much i have barely had time to reflect on, let alone put in words. In the same way everyone is talking about how insignificant the once-important things are now- I also feel I want to do something more and my ambitions for what I want to do and where I want to be.

 I miss everyone tonnes. It was incredible to meet you people and to share your stories in the most unique and meaningful way. The trip had so many various benefits and there is no way to define every one of the amazing experiences I encountered, only to know that those incredible people who were with me I can share the memories with and use them for the worth they should be.

 It is nice to know that there is a place that I can re-visit in my mind whenever i chose, and remind myself that life is not all a made-over version of what it knows itself to be.

Never before this trip have I wanted to give or do more,

I hope everyone’s good and see you all soon,

 Love to you all… darlings x x x x x x

P.S. SHONA! I believe a REAL disco is in order VERY soon.. as is our dance lesson with Suba! x x x x 

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Colin’s song

By Liam // Wednesday 26 Sep // 17:56:34 // 1 Comment // View


Let me tell you ‘bout a ship

Making that Cape Farewell trip

Where all the kids are super hip

Sailing the nights away

Our Captain is a hunk called Gerd

First mate Barbara’s quite a flirt

Ice Killer Christian went and lost his shirt when we were

Sailing the nights away.

Sailing Sailing

Everybody’s face is green

O sailing,sailing

Sailing the nights away

Renska crews the zodiac

Puts all the big boys in the back

She shouts ‘een twee’ at all the pack

Sailing the nights away

Anna gives us killer soups

Motivating all the troops

She’s the queen of puds and fruits

Saiing the Nights Away

Sailing Sailing

Everybody’s face is green

O sailing, sailing

Sailing the nights away

There’s a girl called Suba here

Wearing all the latest sailing gear

She likes plenty plankton in her beer

Sailing the Nights Away

Mark’s a prof in playboy pants

Who loves to do that arctic dance

He puts those ice bears in a trance when we were

Sailing the nights away

Dan the artist’s working hard and long

Lifting icebergs with a cheery song

He only wears a thermal thong when he’s

Carving that ice away.

Carving Carving

Chips and Splinters flying out

He’s carving, carving

Carving that ice away

Capt Akash, Liam and Joe

Nonie darling and Jethro

I think Amy merely dipped her toe

When we were swimming the night away

Franzi, Ina, Hayley jumped right in

Amelie soaked Shona to the skin

Doriana was blogging and just couldn’t swim when we’re

Sailing the nights away

Sailing Sailing

Everybody’s face is green

O sailing,sailing

Sailing the nights away

Keith’s in love with Anna’s food

He’s hard as nails and very rude

He almost did his night watch in the nude when we were

Sailing the nights away

Art is what Jess likes to teach

She made a sculpture on the beach

And she kept the glacier water out of reach

Sailing the nights away

Becky’s got a great big lens

She’s had to snatch her sleep in here and thens

Watch out all you funky mens when she’s

Sailing the night away

Our editor’s a man called Dunc

He’s sleeping on the topmost bunk

We all think he’s such a hunk

Sailing the nights away

Lastly let’s remember Joe

He’s just a plain hero

He’s almost always on the go

Sailing the nights away

Sailing Sailing

Everybody’s face is green

O sailing, sailking

Sailing the nights away

We wish that it would snow and snow

Sadly we all have to go

We’ll not forget the things we know about

Sailing the nights away

Sailing Sailing

We’re all going to be green

O sailing,sailing

Sailing the nights away

Thanks again Cape Farewell. Reflecting back on what I have done, what I have seen and the people I have met, is absolutely amazing. People back at home are mesmerised at the whole experience.

It all starts here in terms of climate change, but I’m sure everyone will change the attitude and actions not only in primary schools but in there community.

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