Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


‘Pirate Academy’ – Pirates are Sailors too!

Press Release

‘Pirate Academy’ – Pirates are Sailors too!

Ahoy me hearties! It’s all aboard at Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum for the July School Holiday Programme – ‘Pirate Academy’ – Pirates are Sailors too! Children who attend ‘Pirate Academy’ will learn the skills of a sailor, because Pirates are Sailors too. The programme will run from Monday 15 July – Sunday 28 July, 9.30am to 3.30pm daily and is designed for children aged 5 -12 years. The programme offers the ideal balance of tons of fun and good challenging physical tasks while at the same time learning the necessary skills and attributes of a sailor/pirate.

During the course of the day they will make their own Pirate Kit Bag and fill it with booty of their own creation – a good lesson in resourcefulness and self sufficiency. The importance of physical fitness for duty is highlighted at the Pirate Boot Camp where the kids may exert every ounce of their youthful energy playing such time tested games as Captain’s Coming. Each of Voyager’s hosts will be dressed as a pirate, will actually represent a pirate character and will tell the kids swashbuckling pirate tales, not the least being the newly released ‘The Pirate that Couldn’t Swim’ by Ryan Walters and supported by Voyager NZMM and WaterSafe NZ. So, though they are being entertained they are still learning the need to be safe and confident around water.

No day at Voyager would be complete without a Treasure Hunt. This time they have to find and collect ‘the 5 lost Pirate Scrolls’. Each scroll has seafaring facts on one side including navigation, rope tying, water safety and on the other side a take home activity. They will sew these scrolls into a seafaring fact book. Finally, their photos will be taken with their book. They have now successfully completed the Pirate Academy. The photos will be posted on Voyager’s Face Book.

Auckland Residents - $5.00 per child and accompanying adults free.

Visitors to Auckland – Activities included in museum admission.

For further information please go to www.maritimemuseum.co.nz or call 09 373 0800

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news