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Famous explorer visits Oatlands Junior School

Posted 24th March 2022

On Tuesday 22nd March a famous explorer called James Ketchell came to OJS to tell us about his Everest expedition and lots more of his adventures

. Following a serious motor cycle accident, James was told that he might not be able to walk again. During his 2 year recovery he set himself a goal – to row across the Atlantic Ocean. He completed this in 110 days, 4 hours and 4 minutes – amazing! Following on from this he has adventured more, including climbing Mount Everest, cycling around the world, crossing the Indian Ocean and flying gyrocopter around the world. Our favourite part was trying on his boots and coat and experiencing James’ treasured chocolate pudding. A big thank you to James for coming into school, it is something we will remember for a long time! We are looking forward to keeping up to date with his next adventures.

Written by two Year 4 Pupils


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