The Bounty Project
Our aim is create a fantastic “living history” programme for young people to have the opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand one of the most remarkable survival stories in British maritime history. In 1789, Captain William Bligh, along with eighteen loyalists, were cast adrift in a tiny open boat after the infamous Mutiny on the Bounty. Bligh, together with his crew managed to navigate over 4000 miles across the South Pacific Ocean to safety, surviving on a few meagre rations and just a little rum!
Professional skipper, Conrad Humphreys, joined Channel 4 star, Ant Middleton (SAS Who Dares Wins) and eight crew members to recreate the voyage, which was broadcast by Channel 4 in April 2017. After the series aired, Conrad secured the boat and launched the Bounty Project in partnership with The Island Trust, a charity that provides life-enhancing, residential and day-sailing activities for young people with special needs, disabilities, and those experiencing hardship and deprivation.
If you are a school in the Plymouth and wider South West UK and would like to experience a day sailing or a school visit by Conrad and Bounty’s End watch the short film for some ideas and make contact below.
“This was an amazing opportunity, Conrad immediately struck a chord with the learners, his teaching style was inclusive, he was mild mannered, warm and engaging. Watching some of the video footage before the event, then being out on the wide open sea and imagining the same boat on the ocean for weeks on end full of sails was thought provoking. We covered a few miles in distance but the journey this experience took us on was far more reaching than we ever would had expected. It was brilliant, thank you to the Guernsey Sailing Trust.”D'Arcy BrimsonStates of Guernsey Outdoor Education Advisor
“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