Blackwood student re-creates Captain Scott’s South Pole hut
5:20pm Thursday 28th June 2012 in News
THIS 18-YEAR-OLD art student brought South Pole explorer Captain Scott to a corner of Cross Keys College when she recreated part of the explorer’s famous hut.
For her end of year piece, Shannon Curtis, from Blackwood, recreated Captain Scott’s cubicle - where the explorer wrote his diary and his letters to his wife, Kathleen - 100 years after his team reached the North Pole.
“It’s an iconic place,” said the Coleg Gwent student who created the piece before she moves on to start graphic design at the University of Glamorgan.
For the project, Miss Curtis recreated some of the items taken on Scott’s ill-fated expedition, including a biscuit tin, a tin of steak salmon and the malt he used to flavour food.
Her efforts have been recognised by Falcon Scott - Captain Scott’s grandson.
Ms Curtis said she emailed Mr Scott pictures of the hut, and he replied saying they looked “absolutely fantastic”.
“He couldn’t believe how realistic it was, which is amazing to hear,” she said.