A 40-strong choir from the Shore Preparatory School flew down to Hobart in August to perform ‘Great Scott’ as part of the Australian Antarctic Festival.

The musical, which tells the story of explorer Sir Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, was performed twice at St David’s Cathedral. The boys’ performances were well received.

‘Great Scott’ has been sung a number of times over the years. Its most notable performances being in 1998 at the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra and at Plymouth Cathedral UK in 2012 to commemorate the centenary of Scott’s death.

During their time in Hobart, the Choir boys paid a visit to the CSIRO ‘Investigator’ research vessel and the RAAF C17 ‘Globemaster’ aeroplane.

The boys enjoyed singing ‘Great Scott’ as part of the Australian Antarctic Festival. As a result of these performances they learnt a great deal about bravery, courage and sacrifice- qualities so poignantly displayed by Scott, as he strove to become the first man to the South Pole.

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