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Pirate School Workshop

Pirate School Workshop? Bring in Captain Dan Tastic to make your Pirate Day with a REAL PIRATE the best day ever!

Are your reception students starting their “Tell Me A Story” topic?

Is your key stage one class studying their “Let’s Go On An Adventure” topic?

Captain Dan Tastic is the pirate to bring on board!

Offering a four-stage Pirate School Workshop which will bring history to life and spark a love for learning, don’t miss your chance to book one of the most exciting education workshop facilitators in the UK!

Looking back at the history of pirates

Life aboard a pirate ship, the Golden Age of Piracy, learning about famous pirates from across the world and looking at and handling pieces of treasure, sailing equipment and historical weapons.

Arrrrrts and crafts

Captain Dan Tastic will lead the class in drawing a treasure map, getting the students to brainstorm the different parts they should draw, getting the little pirates to use their imagination and drawing skills.

Interactive Storytelling

Having a love of books and reading from a young age will help the young buccaneers retain the love for learning throughout their future school years.

Booking a Pirate School Workshop with Captain Dan Tastic will bring fun and excitement into your class, leaving your students with a new reinvigorated love for education!

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Dan came to our school for a day to provide a memorable experience for Year 2's new project. He went over and above our expectations and covered a wide range of aspects of pirate life through games and objects. Highly recommended, extremely flexible for our needs, fantastic personality and a big smile! Thanks, Dan!

Captain Dan Tastic provided an engaging and memorable day for children and staff alike! It was a fantastic and engaging day for the children and brought the topic to life. There was a good balance of educational information and fun throughout; the children learned lots of facts about pirates, which the children could draw on for their work in lessons weeks after the visit. The pirate games were a highlight and one child said 'it was the best day of his life!'. The children could remember lots of information about the different types of ships, key facts and stories. I would recommend Captain Dan Tastic for anything swashbuckle and will definitely invite him back to visit our little pirates next year!

I booked Captain Dan for my 2s room and Nursery class to link in with our Pirate Topic. He managed the day well doing a range of activities with the children, including some fun facts and treasure map drawing. The children loved the interactive outdoor session best and are still talking about it several weeks later. A good day was had by all and I would definitely recommend him!

Captain Dan Tastic provided an incredible day long workshop for three classes (2 x Reception & 1 x Year One). With such a wide array of activities, props, stories, historical item and games the children were entirely mesmerized by the Captain! So much attention to detail and he made every child feel special, even leaving them with treasure of their own to keep. Will definitely be booking him again next year!

We had heard great things about Captain Dan Tastic's workshops, but he exceeded our wildest dreams! The way he was completely involved with the children on their level, they were 100% engaged throughout the whole day. They haven't stopped talking about him for weeks!

This was Captain Dan Tastic's first visit to our setting (and we're sure it won't be the last!)  Dan adapted very well to the small awkward space we had available for him to use.  He performed in front of a large group of 90 children and was very skilled at keeping them fully engaged throughout.  The children loved joining in with all the actions, and he included lots of movement to keep our physical learners very motivated.  The show was a great success, very entertaining and lots of fun. 

We are looking forward to Captain Dan Tastic sailing into our setting again later this year!

Ahoy there Captain Dan! Dan came to our primary school last week to kick start our new topic of Pirates and he certainly got us off to a great start. The morning was spent finding out about a range of Pirate information. Dan is very knowledgeable on the subject and was fantastic at communicating with the children. He made them (and the teachers) laugh, showed them artifacts and got them completely involved. They were spellbound! In the afternoon we had all 60 children in the hall and Dan had no problems keeping them entertained with games, songs and stories. It was pretty mad at times and the children absolutely loved it. Many described it as 'the best day ever' and we got some fantastic writing about Pirates the following day. This is the second year that Dan has visited us, and we would definitely book again next year.

Pirate Ron

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

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Key Stage 1 Pirate Day. Learn about pirates, watch a pirate show, make pirate puppets all in your own school.

About the workshop

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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!

Photos from a "Pirate" workshop day

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.

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