The ISCE team are fully committed to getting Scott, the Antarctic and polar science into the classroom, this year and the next, and their aim is to build one of the largest ever on-line and interactive education platforms.
Mike Peake, in the Daily Telegraph, February 12, 2011
During Prime Minister's Questions today, 22 June 2011, on the centenary of Captain Scott's Mid-winter Dinner, Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged Captain Scott's significant scientific legacy and the story of courage, fortitude and heroism left by Scott and his team. The Prime Minister further commented on the continuing example which this sets for the inspiration of young people in Britain today.
The Prime Minister's remarks were made in reply to a question put by Oliver Colevile, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport.
Oliver Colevile: â€œNext year is the centenary of the death of Captain Robert Falcon Scott of the Antarctic. Does my right honourable friend recognise that this brave, historic son of Plymouth left a significant scientific legacy, which is still today helping to form the worldâ€™s environmental agenda?â€
David Cameron: â€œI thank my honourable friend for raising this issue and it is an important centenary coming up and Iâ€™m very pleased that so much is going on across the country to celebrate that, particularly in his home city of Plymouth. I would make the point that itâ€™s not just the scientific discoveries that are important, itâ€™s the inspirational figure, the adventurer, the explorer, that incredible sense of duty and adventure that he had that I think inspires young people today.â€œ
The Prime Minister's comments are greatly welcomed by all who are working on delivering events to mark the Scott 100 programme and in particular by the Spirit of Scott expeditions
Watch the Parliamentary exchange in an article on the Daily Telegraph website.
Prime Minister David Cameron in Prime Minister's Questions (Photo courtesy of the Daily Telegraph)