School Excursion Program
This program transposes school subjects into pirate equivalents as students undertake a series of fun activities to earn their pirate name and pirate licence! Students, parents and teachers are encouraged to dress like pirates for the day.
NSW CROSS CURRICULUM Stage ES1 and 1
PDHPE Stage ES1 and stage 1 STAGES ES1, 1
addition & subtraction
Students swap their school subjects for lessons in how to become a fully-fledged pirate! At the pirate school Mathematics becomes counting treasure, English becomes speaking like a pirate and hearing pirate tales, PE becomes learning a pirate jig and so on - activities vary depending on the age of the students. Museum teacher guides dress up and assume pirate personas for the duration of the program.
Students embark on a hunt around the museum and on the Tall Ship James Craig to look for the treasure of the pirate school principal, Black-Heart Boris. Along the way they learn the finer points of following a map, looking for clues and find the elusive 'X' that marks the spot where the treasure sits! At the end of the program students gain their own pirate licence to take home and decorate - a small portion of the treasure is even entrusted to the teachers to distribute back at school!
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Before embarking on your excursion, please visit our School Excursions page and read all the information under "Plan your visit / Essential Safety and Supervision Information".
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
+61 2 9298 3777
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777