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Pirates Ahoy!

By Mr Bamsey, Year 8 teacher

Year 8 swapped their pencils for eye patches and their pens for swords as they enjoyed a day out in Brixham as a hook for learning about pirates.

The children were split into two groups and had the chance to climb aboard the five decks of the Golden Hind Museum Ship, with many hands-on exhibits, giving visitors an insight into life on Sir Francis Drake's Tudor galleon. 

We had our own guide dressed as a pirate and he gave us a flavour of what life was like aboard a pirate's ship hundreds of years ago. The children enjoyed getting dressed up in pirate costume and indulging in a spot of role play.

Part of the trip saw the children visit the Smugglers and Pirates Experience which allowed them to see other pirate artefacts and learn more about how smuggling used to be rife around our shores.