🏴‍☠️ "Ship Ahoy!" 🏴‍☠️ CST Activities Page





"Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free."


Christy Ann Martine




This new CST activities page has been prepared to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the release of the Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' album on 16th January 1969. It could also be used for 'World Maritime Day' on 29th September.




Begin the session by asking members if they enjoy travelling by ship (ferry, cruise ship or yacht)?


To which destinations have members travelled across water?


Has anyone owned or rented a boat, maybe a canal barge or a speedboat or a dinghy?


What are the best things about being on the water or sea?


Does anyone get seasick? What are the best remedies?









IDIOMS


Next, here are some well known phrases for members to complete by way of a shout out ...

(It's a good way to build confidence before the quiz proper.)



Like a fish out of WATER


Having a whale of a TIME


The world is your OYSTER


The coast is CLEAR


A drop in the OCEAN


Down in the DOLDRUMS


As the crow FLIES


Plenty more fish in the SEA


Run a tight SHIP


All hands on DECK


Sail close to the WIND


Don't rock the BOAT


It's all plain SAILING


Between the devil and the deep BLUE SEA


A face that launched a THOUSAND SHIPS


Like rats abandoning a SINKING SHIP


Like rearranging deck chairs on the TITANIC


Like ships that pass in the NIGHT


Come hell or high WATER


Rub a dub three men in the TUB


Ho ho ho and a bottle of RUM





FIRST SONG. 'Yellow Submarine', The Beatles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2uTFF_3MaA


Ask members to sing along ...





MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ

NB simplify to help members answer more questions successfully by giving clues such as first names or initials etc



Round 1. Top 10 Historic Ships



1. Which British King's warship, launched in 1511, was named the 'Mary Rose'?

(Now in Portsmouth)




2. Which explorer circumnavigated the globe on the 'Golden Hind' between 1577-1580?

(Replica in Brixham)




3. Which statesman's galleon, the 'Ark Royal', was the flagship that saw first action in the battles against the Spanish Armada in 1588?

(Sunk in 1636)




4. Which group of people set sail from Plymouth on the 'Mayflower' in 1620?

(Her fate remains unknown)




5. Which scientist set sail from Plymouth on 'HMS Beagle' from Plymouth in 1831?

(Dismantled for scrap)




6. Who designed the 'SS Great Britain', which was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854?

(Now in Bristol)




7. Which cargo did the 'Cutty Sark' (the fastest sailing ship of its time) bring back from its first return journey to Shanghai in 1869?

(Now in Greenwich)




8. Which admiral fought in the 'Battle Of Trafalgar' in 1895 on the flagship 'HMS Victory'?

(Now in Portsmouth)




9. Which explorer set sail from Cardiff in 1910 on the whaler 'Terra Nova'?

(Wreck discovered off Greenland)




10. 'RMS Titanic', billed as an unsinkable ship, hit an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912. How many souls were saved?




SONG BREAK. 'My Heart Will Go On', Celine Dion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmbw8OycJrE




Round 2. More Recent Ships



11. What was the name of the expedition undertaken by the Norwegian writer Thor Heyerdahl in 1948 (he wanted to prove people from South America could have reached Polynesia before Columbus)?




12. What was the name of the tanker that spilt oil in Alaskan seas in 1989?




13. What year did Her Majesty give up her beloved 'Royal Yacht Britannia'?




14. What is the name of the cruiser permanently moored on the Thames?




15. Which organisation's ship was sunk by French Intelligence in Auckland in 1985?




16. What was the name of the ferry which capsized moments after leaving Zeebrugge in March 1987?




17. What name did the public give to the polar research ship 'Sir David Attenborough' before its name was changed in 2018?




18. Which ship is pictured alongside JMW Turner on the new £20 polymer bank note?




19. In which canal did the cargo ship 'Ever Given' get stuck in 2021?




20. What is the name of the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world?




SONG BREAK. 'Ferry 'Cross The Mersey', Gerry Marsden & The Pacemakers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os4_U3_L5nY




Round 3. TV



21. Name the TV show? (Intro titles here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwi5CHTqJEc )

What was the name of his ship?




22. Name the TV show? (Intro titles here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQHB1zd1f5M )

What was the name of his friend?




23. Name the TV show? (Song here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxOYqoPkdc8 )

Name the lady?




24. Name the TV show? (Intro titles here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39u2y-wYgPQ )

Name the submarine?




25. Name the TV show? (Intro titles here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_X9_UsoNEw )

In which city was it set?




26. Name the TV show? (Intro titles here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYcyDoh-XI )

Name the ship?




27. Name the TV drama? (Intro titles here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwoeSQMz7VU )

What relationship were the owners?




28. Name the TV show? (Trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A0U6kQNCN0 )

Name the female character?




29. Name the captain? (Advert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W1cHsTvUoU )

What did he advertise?




30. Name the bubblebath? (Advert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpG5-Nc2G_I )

What music was used in the advert?




SONG BREAK. 'Beyond The Sea', Bobby Darin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8OlDPqYBLw




Round 4. Movies


31. Name the 1953 movie (Clue. Captain Hook)?




32. Name the 1956 movie (Clue. Captain Ahab)?




33. Name the 1962 movie (Clue. Ship name - 'Bounty')




34. Name the 1963 movie (Clue. Ship name - 'Argo')?




35. Name the 1969 movie (Clue. Vessel name - 'Nautilus')?




36. Name the 1972 movie? (Clue. About a capsized cruise ship.)




37. Name the 1975 movie (Clue. Boat name - 'Orca')




38. Name the 2000 movie (Clue. Volleyball name 'Wilson')?




39. Name the 2003 movie (Clue. Captain Jack Sparrow)?




40. Name the 2014 movie (Clue. 'Book Of Genesis')?




SONG BREAK. 'Bermuda Triangle', Barry Manilow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7FuIceh-Uk ('Legs & Co' 'Top Of The Pops' video)




Round 5. People



41. Who famously sailed solo in this yacht? (Clue. He was the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall in 1966–67.)




42. Name this French explorer?

Name the ship?




43. Name this Prime Minister?

What years was he in office?




44. Name this War Veteran?

Name the warship upon which he was injured?




45. Name this TV star?

What was the name of her series?




46. Name this round the world solo sailor? (Clue. In 2005 she smashed the world record for the fastest solo nonstop voyage around the world on her first attempt, completing the 27,354-mile journey in 71 days, 14 hours.)




47. Name this Atlantic crossing pair? (49 days spent at sea!)

On which TV reality series did we first meet the chap on the left?




48. Name this TV chef?

Name the town?





49. Name the Olympian? (He is the most successful sailor in Olympic history, winning gold medals at the four consecutive Games held between 2000 and 2012.)

What were the four Olympic Games from 2000-2012?




50. Finally, name this natural historian?

Name his programme about the world's oceans?





SONG BREAK. 'Sailing', Rod Stewart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOt3oQ_k008




A few more songs ...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Res3-YX4X8g




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utkMQJeiK50




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGyPuey-1Jw





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMP1hQT7EnY



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBwsG8ubFw





PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES



You could play a game of 'Battleships'? (There are several apps available on the iPad.)


Or you could make pirate hats. Here is an instructive video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD5cYCkBjU0




Or you could get the flags and musical instruments out and play along with 'Rule Britannia' ...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB5Nbp_gmgQ





ANSWERS



1. Henry V111



2. Francis Drake



3. Walter Raleigh



4. Pilgrims



5. Charles Darwin



6. Isambard Kingdom Brunel



7. Tea



8. Horatio Nelson



9. Robert Falcon Scott



10. Over 1,500 people died in the maritime disaster, while 705 individuals survived




11. 'The Kon-Tiki Expedition'



12. 'Exxon Valdez'



13. 1997



14. 'HMS Belfast'



15. 'Greenpeace'



16. 'Herald Of Free Enterprise'



17. 'Boaty McBoat Face'



18. 'The Fighting Temerarie'



19. Suez Canal



20. 'PS Waverley'



21. 'Captain Pugwash' / 'The Black Pig'



22. 'Robinson Crusoe' / Man Friday



23. 'Stingray' / Aqua Marina



24. 'Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea' / 'Seaview'



25. 'The Onedin Line' / Liverpool



26. 'The Love Boat' / 'Pacific Princess'



27. 'Howard's Way' / Brothers



28. 'Poldark' / Demelza



29. Captain Birdseye / Fish products



30. 'Matey' / 'A Life On The Ocean Wave'