Episode 1: Skull and crossbones

Jim Hawkins lives and works at the Admiral Benbow inn near Bristol. His life is dull and Jim dreams of adventure. Then one day a stranger calls at the inn and his life changes forever. The first song is a sailors' hornpipe with a little bit of pirate rap!

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    Learn song 1

    Join David Grant to learn the first song of the series - a sailors' hornpipe called 'Skull and crossbones'.

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  • Treasure Island - Part 1

    Story 1: Jim Hawkins and the Admiral Benbow

    Jim Hawkins lives at an inn near Bristol. His life is dull and he dreams of adventure...

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  • Click to sing along to the song

    Sing along to the song

    Sing along with the lyrics and music of the full-vocal version of the first song, which is called 'Skull and crossbones'.

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    Sing to the backing track

    Polish your performance by singing along with the backing track of the song only (no vocals).

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    Listening music: 'Barnacle Bill' (Blue Peter theme)

    Refer to the Teacher's notes for activities using the listening music.

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