Polar Challenge achievement for UWC Scholarships

United WordsYoyo Schepers has returned from the Arctic having successfully completed the 2008 Polar Challenge. She has raised over £30,000 for UWC scholarships aimed at young women from countries in crisis in the Middle East and Africa.

Yoyo had wanted to go the North Pole for many years. “It was all a brilliant experience, tough, but worth it. Knowing that I was doing some good often helped to make you struggle through a tough day.” 

The Polar Challenge is a competitive, 350 mile team-race across the Arctic.  Competitors race on skis, pulling their supplies in 120lb pulks (ski sleds). The race finishes just beyond the 1996 location of the Magnetic North Pole. Yoyo spent over a month in total in the Arctic, one of the world’s most extreme environments.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Yoyo on her challenge.       

Click here to sponsor Yoyo. All funds raised will provide scholarships for young women from the Middle East and Africa.

– United World College Student Magazine –


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