Holiday Club: 05–09 August 2019. The Whole Story. Lost at Sea: The Unlikely Captain – (8–12 Yrs)



Everyone thinks that life as a pirate is always dramatic and thrilling, full of action and heroism. As the long-suffering potato peeler aboard The Dark Skull, however, you think otherwise. The ship is rumoured to be cursed, with each of its captains earning a grisly death at sea for as long as the ship has been sailing. What’s more, ever since you were forced to join the group of infamous swashbucklers, you’ve been constantly teased and belittled, leaving you right at the bottom of the heap (of potatoes). When a savage storm hits The Dark Skull one night, Captain Grey Feather is thrown overboard into the icy waters, leaving the cursed position empty. Not a single person aboard the ship wants to be Grey Feather’s cursed replacement. So, when the vote for a new captain is announced, the heads of the cowardly crew members turn to you…

In this course, our writers will focus on crafting an underdog character to be the driving force behind a thrilling pirate adventure. Why is your protagonist an unlikely captain? Perhaps they face challenges in their everyday life, which have lead them to be underestimated. How will they overcome their self-doubt, and the reservations of their shipmates, to lead the crew into an epic pirate adventure? What challenges will their personal difficulties raise throughout the story? And how can they use their own position as an underestimated ‘outsider’ actually be used to their advantage on their quest?

  • Age Group: 8-12 Yrs
  • Duration: 5 days. 15 hours.
  • Start / End Dates: 05–09 August 2019
  • Time: 10:00-13:00, Doors open 10 minutes before class. Early arrivals please wait to be invited by CYW staff to check in
  • Venue: St John’s Notting Hill Church, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN
  • Terms and Conditions: By making a booking through our site you agree that you have read, understand, and accept our Terms & Conditions and you agree to be bound by these, Cancellations received less than 30 days before the start of the program are not refundable

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