Joanna Grochowicz author of “Into The White” the story of Scott’s expedition to the South Pole in 1912 visited the school to talk to children from Year 3 – 6. Edward Wilson, the scientific officer on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, who died along with Scott (and Captain Oates “I’m going outside, I may be some time!”) was the brother-in-law of the first Head of Copthorne Prep.