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The Voyage of the Mystery outreach

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality.

This dramatic 45 minute performance is specially designed for KS1 and KS2 and can take place in even the smallest of school halls.

Step back in time to meet Job Kelynack, one of the seven brave Cornish fishermen who decided one night to sail to the faraway goldfields of Australia. Through a spell-binding and truly interactive mix of music, storytelling, drama and role-play, children will be drawn into the story of what happened to the men as they set off in the tiny fishing boat Mystery.

On the way, they will discover the reasons why the fishermen decided to leave Cornwall, what life was like onboard the Mystery, the places they visited and how they survived some very exciting storms! Depending on your needs, the performance can be extended with a short ‘hot seat’ session, where children can interview the actor in role. Special whole school or assembly versions may also be arranged at no additional cost.

The programme engages children in a range of geographical skills and historical understanding, while speaking and listening skills are also supported through role-play and dramatic presentation. This programme can also bring to life cross-curricular topics including: the sea, ships and seafarers, journeys and migration.


Contact us

Formal Learning Manager: Seth Hall
Telephone: 01326 214 535

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388