Generating outreach and distributing knowledge are important parts of the job of a scientist. And they can be good fun too! We decided this year to develop two activities that can be used in the classroom as an alternative educational activity. But why not educate your family or PhD community about the differences between the Arctic and Antarctic? Or get a bit more competitive and race for the South pole with your Polar Expedition team. Will history repeat itself with Admunsen reaching the South pole first or should the story be rewritten giving Scott the honour?