An ‘Ernest’ decision…

An update from the newly christened Crew Shackleton!

I am delighted to announce the new name of our crew, as nominated, researched and voted upon by each member of our crew.

There were some brilliant nominations: Crew Hamilton (Lewis Hamilton), Crew Columbus (Christoper Columbus), Crew Spencer (Princess Diana), and Crew Edison (Thomas Edison). Presentations were carefully planned, and confidently delivered to the rest of the crew, but in the end, Crew Shackleton won!

Sir Ernest Shackleton was a courageous and bold adventurer who was famed for his dramatically failed expedition to the Antarctic. His vessel, The Endurance, became stuck in thick ice, and eventually gave way to the immense pressure of the shifting ice packs and sank.

Shackleton, The Boss, was credited for his determination, leadership and positivity in the face of adversity, which enabled him to launch a daring a treacherous rescue mission to save all 22 members of his crew.

There’s more to that story, but anyone from Crew Shackleton can fill you in with the amazing details…

I was delighted for the reasons our crew voted for this individual. As it was the name of our crew given to use during our Outward Bounds expedition, we felt it would be a great opportunity to forever remember the challenges we faced and the mountains we climbed on our first week of school together. And what a week!

Also, his courage, respect and compassion shown before his crew embodies everything we believe here at XP East.

We’ve already spent a little bit of time looking at a famous advert he placed in the newspaper to understand about the type of man he was:

Our new name marks the beginning of what has already been a fantastic start to XP East. We’ve tackled our challenges head on every day from day 1, and long may it continue!

“By endurance, we conquer.”

Great work, Crew Shackleton.