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The Golden Hinde’s 3-hour, flagship programme for KS2!

Step back in time and get ready to set sail as you and your students become the crew of the Golden Hinde and experience life as a 16th-century mariner through hands-on activities and immersive role-play.

Dressed in Elizabethan costume, three colourful characters from the ship’s history will guide you and your students about the ship and teach you the skills required to sail on a galleon. With lurid tales of letting and limb removal from the grisly Barber Surgeon, lightning-quick gun drills with the excitable Gunner and mastery of the navigational arts with the ship’s Master, Day Living Histories are full of excitement and rich with learning opportunities.

30 minutes of the session is allocated for students to eat lunch aboard the ship. Students will also be provided with their pre and post-visit resources, designed to encourage them to respond critically and creatively to get the most out of their visit.

Learning Objectives

  • To find out about the history of Francis Drake and his 1577-80 circumnavigation of the world.
  • To gain a deep understanding of the day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how primary source evidence informs our knowledge of the past.
  • To develop skills of comparison, enquiry and communication.
  • To develop creative writing and drawing skills.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2

Ages: 7-11

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Topics: Tudors, Creative Writing, Elizabethans, Drawing, Explorers, Sir Francis Drake

Type: At Venue

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £25 per student

Dates: Ongoing

Min. Students: 15

Max. Students: Groups larger than 30 will be split in multiple sessions

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About The Golden Hinde.

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A full-scale and fully operational replica of Francis Drake’s iconic ship, The Golden Hinde is the perfect place to visit for anyone studying the Elizabethans, pirates or explorers.

Designed to complement the national curriculum, their hands-on educational programmes give students a sense of the lived experience of 16th-century mariners in order to enrich their understanding of key historical events. Raise the anchor, fire the cannons and discover what life was truly like for Elizabethan seafarers.

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