Dive into your Pirates topic with this outdoor workshop; designed to give your class an exciting step into their new learning or a fantastic way to end a topic! 

It will begin with ‘walking the plank’ into the outdoor space to play some of Alfresco Learning’s boundary games. To ensure they look the part, the children will then use natural materials to create their very own pirate hat to wear throughout the workshop!

Now that they look like pirates, they will be tasked with designing and creating our Captain a brand new pirate ship; made using up-cycled and natural materials.

In order to make sure their ship is the best, they will need to work scientifically and think carefully about their material choice, focusing on the properties of materials and how to put them together. They will have the opportunity to test their design several times and evaluate how to improve their ship each time. We will then gather back together as a class to show the Captain all the impressive ships they have created.

Of course, no pirate ship would be complete without a bounty of treasure to go with it! 

Working in groups and using their Maths skills, they will aim to collect the largest bounty of treasure from your outdoor space. Our session will then finish with a classic pirate shanty, using their bodies and natural materials in your outdoor area as the percussion. Aimed at KS1 and this workshop will bring your Pirate topic to life! It has been designed to allow your children to apply their growing scientific knowledge by predicting, testing and evaluating their pirate ships. It will also enable them to practise their Maths and Musical skills.

How long will the workshop last?

The workshop is designed to be a minimum of 2 hours per class. However, we have successfully delivered full day workshops to single classes, providing an immersive experience. We aim to be flexible, so can cater our workshops to suit your needs. If you would like your class to enjoy an Alfresco Learning workshop please fill out a booking enquiry to get in touch.


Full day £300

Half day £225

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What if the weather is bad?

We will keep an eye on the weather forecast in the days running up to your booking. If heavy rain or strong winds is forecast we will contact you to reschedule the workshop as closely to your original booking as the weather & our availability will allow.

Do we need a large outdoor space for the workshop?

No! We can cater to a range of outdoor spaces and aim to show you a fresh perspective of how you can utilise the space you have available. For this workshop it doesn’t matter if you have a concrete jungle or a grassy meadow, it can take place anywhere! All we ask is that we can use a space that is cordoned off at break & lunch time to allow the day to run smoothly!

Do we need to provide resources?

Nope! We will arrive prepared with everything needed for the workshop. We bring all of the natural resources your class needs, so you can relax knowing you have a prep-free day!

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