Hol­i­days at the mu­seum in­clude plenty of piracy

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The Voy­ager New Zealand Mar­itime Mu­seum is teach­ing an im­por­tant les­son to young­sters th­ese school hol­i­days – pi­rates are sailors too.

The mu­seum is run­ning a Pi­rate Acad­emy where chil­dren will learn the skills of a sailor.

A bal­ance of fun and good chal­leng­ing phys­i­cal tasks will be com­bined with learn­ing the nec­es­sary skills and at­tributes of a sailor and pi­rate.

Chil­dren will make their own pi­rate kit bag and fill it with booty of their own cre­ation – a good les­son in re­source­ful­ness and self suf­fi­ciency.

The im­por­tance of phys­i­cal fit­ness for duty will be high­lighted at the pi­rate boot camp and the newly re­leased book The Pi­rate that Couldn’t Swim by Ryan Wal­ters will be used to pro­mote the im­por­tance of be­ing safe around wa­ter.

The pro­gramme will in­clude a trea­sure hunt and those tak­ing part will also com­plete a sea­far­ing fact book and have their photo taken for Voy­ager’s Face­book page.

The Pi­rate Acad­emy will run from July 15 to 28 from 9.30am to 3.30pm daily and costs $5 for Auck­land res­i­dents with ac­com­pa­ny­ing adults free.

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