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Posted on March 8th 2020
Students' Flags Fly in Antarctica
Monday 9 March is Antarctica Day, and to celebrate our students enjoyed learning about Antarctica and its symbolic importance as a place of international cooperation, encompassed by the Antarctic Treaty.
They also created special flags "in the interest of all mankind" which were celebrated in Antartica itself by being flown at Rothera research station (pictured).
Rothera is the largest British Antarctic facility. It is a centre for biological research and a hub for supporting deep-field and air operations. Situated on Adelaide Island to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula, the site includes the Bonner research laboratory, offices and workshops and a crushed rock runway, hanger and wharf.
"We hope this has been a beneficial experience and that your classes enjoy seeing their designs with our flag bearers in Antarctica," said Emily Rowlands of the British Antarctic Survey, which organised the project. "It was a pleasure to see so many wonderfully creative flags."