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 Even children who are normally quiet or withdrawn are usually fully engaged and joining in.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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Sam Jackson says...
My year 2 class have completed this workshop today and had a wonderful day. The activities were engaging, fun and educational filling the children with lots of knowledge about pirate life. The children thoroughly enjoyed making the puppets during the afternoon and were very excited to take them home to show their parents.
Thank you Pirate Ron for a fantastic day!
12th June 2018 2:23pm
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Katie at Wrenthorpe Academy says...
I have never seen our children laugh and learn so much in just one day! Ron's pirate day was an amazing start to our new topic and I will not only be highly recommending him, but definitely booking him again!
Thank you so much for a fantastic day!
19th April 2018 12:50pm
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Miss Garratt at St Helen's says...
Thank you so much to such a memorable visitor at St Helen's School. Class 2 enjoyed your visit so much from the informative talk, which they remember lots of information from, to the wonderful interactive puppet show and fun puppet making. The children have spoke about your visit since with smiles on their faces and some have even brought their puppets back into school for our show and tell today. Thank you for providing more exciting learning and opportunities for our Land Ahoy topic. Miss Read More
23rd March 2018 3:59pm
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St Anne's Primary School says...
What a brilliant day we had, laughing all the way from the start of the sessions to the end. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and got really involved with the discussions, the puppet show and making their own pirate puppets. I would definitely re-book Ron in again to do Pirates with the children. It was a brilliant way to end out topic on Pirates. Absolutely brilliant, thank you Ron for an amazing day!
2nd March 2018 9:45am
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Kelly Watts says...
Year 2 had an amazing day with Pirate Ron on our pirate day. The children were thoroughly engaged and enthusiastic throughout the whole day! They learnt lots of new facts about pirates and were able to see some of the pirate weapons first hand. The puppet show was brilliant and had us all laughing. We couldn't have asked for a better pirate day. The afternoon was fantastic as the children made their own pirate puppet. Thank you for an amazing day Ron, we'll definitely be booking you again next Read More
1st February 2018 7:50am
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