After learning the meaning of the word pirates they are quickly transformed into some of the finest pirates that roamed the seas - The Vikings. We then move swiftly on through history to encounter, Corsair pirates, (The Barbarossa Brothers), Privateers (Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh) and Buccaneers (Sir Henry Morgan), Caribbean pirates (Blackbeard, Jack Rackham, Ann Bonny and Mary Read).
We learn what life was like on board a navy ship and aboard a pirate ship and dispel some of the myths and legends surrounding these 'sea dogs'. Whilst learning about these enigmatic people of the sea, the workshop incorporates history and geography into the one hour session. I have also been told that it has greatly improved their creative writing skills.
Mrs Miller (West AshteadSchool)
Great way to make this topic 3 dimensional and to allow them to fight and make noise as pirates.