The work of the International Scott Centenary Expedition 2012 in spearheading Scott’s Centenary is fantastic. As a city, Plymouth will benefit greatly from the educational outreach programme run alongside the expedition.
David Parlby. CEO of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
ISCE/Telegraph competition winner, Henry Evans, has spent the day learning about the working of the Daily Telegraph and its interaction with the ISCE. Since he will be writing and blogging for the Telegraph from the ice, it is important for Henry to know how best to do his job. He blogs:
19th April 2012
It was an early start as I jumped on the 5.30am train from Plymouth. My destination for the day was the Daily Telegraph offices in London and I was thoroughly excited about what the day had in store for me. After working my way through the chaotic tube environment, it was good to be back in the open air as I edged ever closer to my destination. Upon arriving, I gained security clearance and then met my contact for the day, which was Mark Skipworth, an executive editor for the Daily Telegraph. I was amazed at the scale of the offices, with it having a NASA and mission control Houston feel to it. I was introduced to various people, including the Weekend team who had been covering the Captain Scott centenary and ISCE stories so far. I explained why I was infiltrating the building for the day and everyone was very welcoming and friendly. I spent much of the day shadowing Mark, attending meetings and many other discussions, which was a superb insight into journalism and what the media process involves. That evening as I began the long 6 hour journey back to the south-west, I reflected on what an incredible day it had been and the experiences that I had gained.