The Journey So Far…

Polar Academy 2020

Bell Baxter High School has been selected for the 2020 Polar Academy Expedition (The Polar Academy is a Scottish Charity which relies solely on donations). 

A group of 20 students are training throughout the 2019/20 – 10 will lead a Scottish expedition and 10 a Polar expedition in 2020. 


The Bell Baxter High School Polar Academy team are a group of 14/15 year olds from Northeast Fife, Scotland. We’re currently training (and fundraising) for our April 2020 Polar Expedition.

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Community Leadership

On their return the Polar Kids will each speak to a minimum of 3000 other young people each to share their experience – they’re already contributing to local awareness events by sharing their experience so far (pictured above).

The Polar Academy ‘effect’ has been demonstrated over the last five years – building confidence, unlocking potential and redefining limitations – developing the skills required to turn young adults into community leaders of the future.


The Polar Academy is currently the subject of a four part BBC documentary called “Arctic Academy” – Wednesday’s at 8pm from 9 October on the BBC Scotland channel or iPlayer.

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It costs £175k to operate Polar Academy, therefore there will be many events throughout the year to help fund this experience of a lifetime.

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As you can see in the picture above, the Polar Kids are already getting used to speaking to the local media…

As well as our blog posts here you can follow our progress on social media – we’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – links below.




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Bowhouse, Fife

Today (Saturday 9 November) we’re raising funds for our Greenland expedition on our stall at Bowhouse, near Crail, in Fife. Come and say hello – there are lots of other great stalls here too but we have facepainting, soup and an assault-course… what more do you need..?!

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