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Arctic Academy

Series 1 - Episode 1



Documentary following 10 Scots aged between 13 and 15 as they embark on the school trip of a lifetime. It begins with 20 youngsters from Bathgate Academy in West Lothian as they are put through their paces by explorer and Polar Academy founder Craig Mathieson, before the final 10 are selected. The young people have been whittled down from an initial group of 200 who applied to take part in a gruelling expedition through the freezing Arctic wilderness of Greenland, with only 10 being selected to take part.