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Weekly Session Blog

 

Week 1 - Ideas During our exciting first week's session, Eco-Pirates were introduced to the topic of climate change as well as the product they would be creating. This half term Young Pirates will be writing song/spoken word lyrics for a track about environmental issues.

We started of with a vocal warm up game that introduced the Eco-Pirates to the chorus of the song. They where split into groups for Strong Winds, Warm Fires, Tall Trees, Deep Waters. They practised shouting their team name with an action on queue along to the track to help them to focus on their timing and loosen up their performance skills.

We all gathered by the stage and watched a montage of footage showing the beauty of the natural world as well as the negative impact that humans can have on the environment. Anthony accompanied the visuals with a moving performance of his version of the Eco-Pirates song. 

Eco-Pirates and their crew mates hurried to their Hot Decks and discussed the threats the earth faces, for example global warming or deforestation and how this made them, in character as the earth, feel.

Finally we shared our thoughts in the style of a news conference with Crew mates interviewing their Eco-Pirates (as the earth) about how they felt about what's happening to them.

We look forward to seeing many of you being involved in this exiting project over the next few months. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the blog or education program please contact Aaron at the Ship using Aaron@hackneypirates.org.

 

ATTENTION ON DECK!

Welcome to our weekly session blog, where we let know what's been happening in sessions each week.

12.4.17

Hello and welcome to the new education blog in which we will be following the week by week development of the projects here at the Ship of Adventures. Here is a quick overview of the summer term's project.

In this project Young Pirates will produce song lyrics/poetry and descriptive writing that address concerns over environmental issues and the threats posed to the natural habitats of wildlife.

Next the Young Pirates  will participate in an ensemble (vocal and body percussion) performance at end of term celebration event.

Finally we will make a Recording of the song in the  local music studios. Recordings will be used in conjunction with illustrations to create an augmented reality app.

 

First Half term project

  • Start - Tuesday 18 April 2017
  • Finish - Friday 26 May

: Writing song lyrics/poetry about environmental issues such as climate change, air pollution, deforestation, melting of the ice caps etc. Recording of writing in local studio.

 

Second half term project:

  • Start - Monday 5th June 2017
  • Finish - Friday 14 July 2017

Anthropomorphic (writing on first person as an animal) descriptive writing in which the Young Pirates give readers an understanding of the impacts that environmental damage is having on animals.

We look forward to seeing many of you being involved in this exiting project over the next few months. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the blog or education program please contact Aaron at the Ship using Aaron@hackneypirates.org.