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!


“Thanks very much for the pirate maths day with our children - which was thoroughly enjoyed!! They all came in wearing pirate bandanas today and we continued the pirate theme with both maths and literacy!" (Maths Co-ordinator, St Cecilia's Infant School, Liverpool)

“Captain Morgan was very child-friendly. Children engaged and group discussions when solving the problems helped to develop children’s mathematical vocabulary. (Maths Co-ordinator, Bishop Martin Primary, Lancashire)

Workshop description:

When Captain Richard Morgan arrives at school, he’ll be more than a little confused. Because just a few hours beforehand he’ll have been on his pirate vessel, The Good Ship Mathematics, in the middle of the Caribbean! Swept to your school by a Time Tornado, he’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.

Suitable for: Reception to year 6 / P1 - P7.

Duration: The Pirate's Challenge can accommodate up to 60 pupils per session. A session lasts for around 45 minutes - 1 hour and we will timetable sessions for the duration of the school day. The Pirate's Challenge requires the use of the school hall.

Follow up activities: We provide you with a number of follow up writing activities for pupils to complete following their visit.

“A huge, huge thank you for today! The children (and staff) were absolutely captivated by Captain Morgan! The challenges were challenging but accessible to all; it was really well thought out and the whole day was time to perfection!"(Class Teacher, Christ Church School, Pellon)

Get in touch:

To find out more or to book a workshop please contact us on 0151 708 8886, or email 

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