Homework due Monday 26th of January Explore the relationship between Prospero and Miranda in Act 1 Scene 2 Two paragraphs minimum.   SCENE II. The island. Before PROSPERO’S cell. Enter PROSPERO and MIRANDA MIRANDA If by your art, my dearest father, you have Put the wild waters in this roar, allay them. The sky, it […]

    The Portuguese Armada – One of a fleet of ships organised by the Portuguese crown that travelled annually from Portugal to India (Goa) on what is famously known as its ‘Indian Run’. Vasco de Gama followed the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope from 1497 to 1499.  In Book 5 Camoes […]

Creative Transformation – Maritime Art into Poetry This week we are embarking on an adventure with our imaginations, looking at ways to transform art into poetry. You will examine the significance that a painting has in its ability to captures the emotions felt at sea. You will explore the photograph’s influence by adopting a poetic response […]

  This week we will be exploring the epic poem, The Lusiad (also known as The Discovery of India) by Luis de Camoes, which written in the Homeric style focuses on a poetic interpretation of the Portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. In this extract we will firstly be examining the place […]

MODEL RESPONSE What image is painted of Captain James Cook in this poem? For each statement you need to find a quotation to support. The first vision of Cook is that of a man who is a modernised or evolved version of the old kind of sea captain. The men on his ship idolised Cook […]

Lesson 4 – Famous Explorers Captain James Cook

Week 4 – This Week Five Visions of Captain Cook  Captain James Cook (1728 – 1779) was an 18th century explorer whose navigation of the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia changed the Western World’s of  view and understanding of geography.   BY KENNETH SLESSOR I Cook was a captain of the Admiralty When sea-captains had the evil […]

Year 8 – “Action and Adventure for the Young and Inexperienced Choosing this program, will allow you to explore identity through texts from various times, cultures and worlds. We will look at poetry through the eyes of those who tried to conquer the high sea through the poetic words of those who went on long […]