Pirate Workshop Day...exciting, educational and fun pirate experience!

Pirate Day

About the workshop

KS1 Pirate Workshop Day is the perfect hook for your Pirate Topic.

Pirate Day is an exciting and fun educational experience for younger children.

Suitable for Reception, Yr1, Yr2, Yr3 and Yr4 ages groups.

It includes:

  • Learning about pirates, pirate facts and pirate life
  • Elements of history and geograpghy
  • Watching an exciting and fun Pirate Puppet Show
  • Some role play, Pirate activities and lots of joining in
  • Learning through discussion, questions and answers
  • Pirate Day is an extremely exciting experience. The children are usually joining in enthusiastically right from the start and remain fully engaged for the entire day.

    Rascally Ron (aka Pirate Ron ) is very silly and you can be sure the children will soon be be laughing, having fun and joining in. Most importantly though, they are learning too and loving every minute.

    The children are encouraged to ask questions. Here are some typical examples.

    • Who became a Pirate?
    • Why did pirates steal treasure?
    • Who was the most famous pirate?
    • What was life like on a Pirate ship?
    • How old were pirates?
    • Were there any girl pirates?
    • Did Pirates have parrots?
    • What was the food like on a pirate ship?
    • Where did pirates go to the toilet?

    Pirate Day is always lots of fun but with lots of learning too!

Workshop photos

Class photo with Pirate Ron

Class photo. Teachers often like to have a group photo with Pirate Ron in front of the pirate ship. These children were from a well known public school in the Manchester area.

Children dressed as pirates

Coming to school in pirate costume is very exciting. Not all schools dress up but Pirate Day is perfect for putting on a costume and usually the teachers come as pirates too.

Children working in pairs on pirate day

There is usually a little bit of role play in pirate day plus working in pairs to answer questions, to think up questions or to come up with ideas.

Pirate Ron holding a simple hand puppet

The puppet making acitivity is accessible to all ability levels and requires minimum suprevision. It allows the children to express their creativity often with amazing results.

Children watching he pirate puppet show

The pirate puppet show is very exciting. Even children who are normally quiet or withdrawn are usually fully engaged and joining in. Teachers descibe it as more like a mini panto.

Parents helping on Pirate Day

Pirate day is a perfect opportunity to encourage parental involvement. Parent helpers often come in to help with puppet making in the afternoon.

Pirate Ron talking to a group of sixty children

Pirate Ron talking to a group of sixty children. Having two or three or even four classes together for the day is no problem. We do it all the time.

Children making puppets on Pirate Day

Pirate day has so much to offer. The children have a great time from start to finish. They are learning, having fun and they even get their own puppet to keep at the end.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you charge?
Prices vary. Travelling to London and the South is a lot more expensive but we will come providing our costs are covered.
What is the format for the day?
When you send in an enquiry we will reply with a quotation and a timetable for the day. We are flexible on timings and will adjust to fit in with your needs.
What areas do you cover?
Anywhere in England. We are based in Yorkshire and therefore it costs more the further away you are from us.
Do you need the school hall?
Not necessarily. We can work in a large classroom. It may mean moving some of the tables and chairs but we do often work in classrooms.
Can other classes watch the show?
Yes, you can bring other classes that are not doing pirate day in to watch the show. There is no extra charge for this.
What do we need to provide?
We bring all materials except newspaper. You will need one sheet between two and classroom scissors, pencils, crayons and rubbish bags.
Can we book just the show or just a half day visit?
Yes, but the cost will be nearly as much as a full day because of travel.
Can nursery join in?
Yes, nursery children can join in and we do sometimes do a full day just with nursery children even if it is just one show in the morning and another in the afternoon for the afternoon children. The cost is the same as for a full day. Please ask for a quote.

Comments (117)

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Becky Lodge says...
What an amazing day! The children had so much fun and were fully engaged from start to finish! They learned lots of new facts and there was lots of cross curricular links; from Geography, Science, History and DT! Pirate Ron was excellent and interacted with the children very well! We did not stop laughing all day long. Thank you Pirate Ron! We will definitely be booking again.
26th February 2019 5:05pm
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Cheslyn Hay Primary School says...
The children (and teachers) had the most wonderful day. We will definitely be booking again. Pirate Ron is entertaining and his workshop is age-appropriate. Highly recommended to enhance your learning.
23rd October 2018 9:21am
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Vikram Sandhi says...
Year 1 had a fantastic time with Pirate Ron. The children were thoroughly engaged throughout the day. Ron made the children feel relaxed and there were lots of interaction. I felt this was best workshop I have witnessed to date. Thank you Ron!
22nd October 2018 12:30am
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Dee says...
A fantastic day all round with a brilliant opportunity to engage parents in activities with their child. Would highly recommend to others and we will booking again in the future.
16th July 2018 12:49pm
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Lee McGrath says...
Pirate Ron came in to our school in Halifax to help us celebrate completing our testing in Year 2. From that start of the day until the end Ron was superb. All the staff at the school commented on how friendly he was and he had time for everyone. As for the workshop, it has definitely been the highlight of the year for most of our children. They loved finding out more about pirates and were captivated during the performance. We couldn't recommend Ron enough and will certainly be keeping our Read More
6th July 2018 1:38pm
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