The action begins with a fantastic show where the audience meet the pirates for the first time. There is an exciting sword fight with REAL swords, there is treasure to be found and there are some great pirate songs. This mini show lasting about 20 mins really celebrates the romance of piracy and is followed by an intriguing treasure hunt where children have to solve the clues and report back to the captain.
Once everyone is back with their treasure maps and they are inaugurated as pirates on the ship, the children then really discover what life aboard a pirate ship is really like. Through interactive games and activities, the children find out that food can be scarce and for a lot of the time there is only hard, stale biscuits to eat. But woe be tide anyone who complains, as there are stiff punishments on board such as the cat o nine tails or even worse, keel hauling!
Discover how you must be brave and fierce in order to steal from others. This is not a good thing but if you don’t, you won’t have food or clothes to keep you warm. Discover how pirates were originally encouraged by the government during the war with Spain and how later the government turned against them. There were stiff penalties for being a pirate, using death by public hanging.
After spending a good half hour on the ship living the life of a pirate, the session ends with a lesson in sword fighting. Using foam swords Jack and Anne teach the children how to fight with a sword and how they can take up the sport of fencing.
Under the Brave Black Flag is a unique experience for your event or educational programme, especially if they are studying pirates at school as part of the famous people in history subject. Anne and Jack are played by professional actors with a lot of experience both on stage and TV.
Why not have something different and unique for your event or history lesson at school, which is exciting, memorable and educational too! Suitable for both girls and boys aged 7 to 11.
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