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The story of Captain William Bligh’s extraordinary leadership and survival skills after the infamous Mutiny on the Bounty is the stuff of legend. We bring the story to life for schools and teachers as a living history programme, linking core subjects in the national curriculum to central themes around resilience, creativity and mindset.

Every school day is designed in consultation with the teachers to ensure the whole school can maximise the opportunity. A typical day will start with an assembly by round the world yachtsman, Conrad Humphreys followed by a series of workshops and activities linked to the school curriculum.

We bring Bounty’s End onto the school, so that if the weather is good we can run classes outside next to the boat. Please watch the video to get an idea of the day or click on the Book a School visit tab to find out more…

 

 

Bounty Project – National Curriculum Links

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Science:

  • identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

Look at the design of the Bounty/Bounty’s End and the reasons why certain materials were used. Contrast the materials used for the Bounty/Bounty’s End to materials used in modern ships/lifeboats. Investigate how the homes of the indigenous people were made and the materials used.

  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

What did the sailors eat? Study the effects of malnutrition (etc) on the sailors. Were the sailors able to exercise? What was the effect of not exercising?

History:

  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods

Find out who Bligh was. What did he achieve before and after the mutiny? What was the purpose of the voyage? Link to science objectives to compare ships that were used.

Who were the crew? Look at the life of an ordinary crew member. How does it compare to the life of a sailor now?

  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

Link to Bligh’s local heritage. What was Plymouth like at the time he was born – 1754? Compare St Andrews Church (where it said Bligh was Baptised) now and then.

  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

Geography:

  • name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

Link to the voyage of the Bounty’s End and the original voyage undertaken by HMS Bounty

  • understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country

Compare and contrast the UK with the islands where Bligh stopped.

Download more national curriculum ideas here

If you would like to book a school visit from Conrad and Bounty’s End, then please go to our schools booking page.

*If you are a Plymouth based school, we currently have some grant funding from Plymouth City Council, so we can offer a discount of 50% off our standard pricing below.

Mutiny Schools – Full Day

Includes:

  • Design of the day
  • Conrad Humphreys assembly and workshop sessions
  • Bounty’s End transportation (subject to distance travelled)
  • Insurance

Price: £650.00 + VAT

Mutiny Schools – 1/2 Day

Includes:

  • Design of the day
  • Conrad Humphreys assembly and workshop sessions (morning only)
  • Bounty’s End transportation (subject to distance travelled)
  • Insurance

Price: £450.00 + VAT

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  • “The children experienced what it was like to be on that boat 200 years ago and what was really wonderful is that we had children from the age of four to eleven absolutely captivated by the story” 

    Vanessa HarrisYealmpton Primary School Teacher

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