Activity Pack: Midwinter Party

Throw a party! Learn about why 21 June is celebrated in Antarctica, and organise your own party.

Antarctic Midwinter celebrations were started over a century ago by Captain Scott and his team. 21 June is the turning point of the Antarctic winter and people working there celebrate as they look forward to the lengthening of the days and the return of sunlight. 

Modern Midwinter celebrations still include a special meal, speeches, the awarding of prizes, entertainments, and the giving and receiving of presents. Modern technology also allows for the exchanging of messages with friends and family via the radio and internet.

In this Home School Challenge, learn about Midwinter celebrations and organise your own party!

Download the activity here.