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Prince Harry Spends A Night In A Giant Freezer

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Prince Harry trained for his expedition in a "giant freezer." Photo: robertleverittphotography.com
Prince Harry trained for his expedition in a “giant freezer.” Photo: robertleverittphotography.com

Britain’s Prince Harry spent a night in a giant freezer, to prepare himself for a race to the South Pole in November.

He will be doing the 15-day trek with a team of wounded British soldiers. His team will compete against teams from the United States and the Commonwealth.

The race covers more than 334 kilometres.

This week, the 29-year-old prince spent a day and nearly a whole night in the cold chamber, with the occasional 10-minute break.

The temperature dropped to as low as -35 C, with 45 mile-per-hour winds, according to a report from the Associated Press.

In the chamber, the prince learned how to avoid getting frostbite.

AP reported that when asked what the worst part of his chilling experience was, the prince said, “Going in.”

The race is known as the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge; Prince Harry is the race’s patron.

The race raises money for the Walking With The Wounded charity, which provides health and education services for wounded British servicemen and women.

The race raises money for the Walking With The Wounded charity, which provides health and education services for wounded British servicemen and women.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
By Jonathan Tilly

Writing / Discussion Prompt
Prince Harry is making an effort to complete the Walk With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge. Why do you think he feels it’s important to participate in the walk itself?

Reading Prompt: Making Inferences / Interpreting Texts
Judging by the training described in this article, do you think Prince Harry will be prepared to complete the walk? What would you do to prepare for a walk to the South Pole?

Primary
Make inferences about texts using stated and implied ideas from the texts as evidence (OME, Reading: 1.5).

Junior
Use stated and implied ideas in texts to make inferences and construct meaning (OME, Reading: 1.5).

Intermediate
Develop and explain interpretations of increasingly complex or difficult texts using stated and implied ideas from the texts to support their interpretations (OME, Reading: 1.5)

Grammar Feature: Hyphens and Compound words
Today’s article contains two nouns whose meaning is changed because of the words that immediately precede them (modifiers). The word “hour” is modified by “mile-per” to let the reader know that the phrase refers to a relationship between distance and time. While the word “old” is modified by “29-year” to let the reader know how old Prince Harry is. Multiple hyphens are often used to link compound adjectives to their noun in order to communicate their connection. Where else have you seen hyphens used?