Students, meet Marco Polo – ‘inspiration’ of the swimming pool game!

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Marco”, “Polo”, “Marco”, “Polo” – kids in swimming pools all shouting out in a game of …. cat and mouse ….. the swimming pool game where one person closes their eyes, shouts out “Marco” and the others reply with “Polo”. ‘Marco’ has to try to catch those that shout out ‘Polo’.

History states that the explorer, Marco Polo, was lost and he thought he heard his family calling his name, ‘Marco’ and he replied with ‘Polo’.  


Marco Polo

We welcome you to meet Marco Polo. Click HERE and find out more about his journeys via our eBook or audio book. They really capture the students immediately as the historical story is told in the form of a virtual biographical interview, called a BioView®  that captures many of their achievements.

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Amazing Explorers Vol. 1 – eBook or Audio


  • Where was Marco Polo born?
  • How old was Marco when he first met his father?
  • What year did Marco embark on his travels with his father and uncle?
  • How many years were they away travelling and exploring?
  • What happened to Marco on his return home?
  • How did his biography come about?

Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

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