The Pirate's Challenge is one of our most popular maths workshops -  allowing up to 60 pupils at a time to have some piratical fun with numbers and shapes!

The Pirate's Challenge Maths Workshops

Workshop Description

Piratical fun with numbers and shapes! 

When Captain Richard Morgan arrives at school, they’ll be more than a little confused. Because just a few hours beforehand they’ll have been on tehir pirate vessel, The Good Ship Mathematics, in the middle of the Caribbean! Swept to your school by a Time Tornado, they’ll need the pupils’ help to get back to his own time and place. Are they up to the Challenge? And it’s a Challenge that will test their understanding of number, shape and direction to the max. Our Pirate visitors include Captain Richard Morgan and Captain Sally Morgan.

Exploring: both additive and multiplicative reasoning, fractions, number patterns, mental and written calculation, elimination, 2D and 3D shapes, measurement, interpreting data, positional language, co-ordinates.

"Captain Morgan character really engaged the children and provided a fun element to the day. The children gained a love of learning, resilience in problem solving, team work and an opportunity to ask questions.  We had a great experience and would certainly be keen to book again!" Harvington First School

"Each year group loved their workshop and everyone was engaged at all times. Without knowing, the children in each year group worked mathematically and consolidated their previous maths knowledge. A lot of our shy children really surprised me with how much more confident they were in a different part of school and with a Captain!" Walton Primary Academy

EYFS - Y6 / P1-P7
One Day
School Hall


How many pupils can take part?

The Pirate's Challenge day can accommodate the whole of a two-form entry school.

What is the format of the day?

The day starts with a whole-school assembly where pupils will meet Captain Morgan.

Are there any technical requirements?

We will need access to a projector and screen set up in the school hall.

Can we dress up as Pirates?

Yes! lots of the schools we work with choose to do this to really get into the theme of the day.

Are there any follow-up workshops?

Yes! For schools who have already had The Pirate's Challenge you can book "Captain Morgan and the Maths Monster" which sees Captain Morgan back with another mystery to solve – what exactly is the monster that’s been attacking the pirate village on Number Island? find out more information about this workshop below. 

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