December 14, 1912. Douglas Mawson, a seasoned explorer, was leading a team across a 2,000-mile-long swath of Antarctica to further the fields of geology, meteorology, magnetism and biology.

Suddenly one sledge crashes down into a hundred and fifty foot deep crevasse, taking with it essential supplies, huskies and 25-year-old Englishman, Belgrave Ninnis.

How will the rest of the team survive in that inhospitable environment without their supplies? Could Ninnis have survived the fall?

Year 4 pupils in Hackney, London were asked to solve these questions and more in this interactive storytelling session.

Photo credit: Xavier Mertz © Mitchell Collection, State Library of NSW.