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A Record Year for Pirate Workshops for Schools

August 8, 2017

Captain Rocky Cliff of Bristol-based Pirate Attack has so far this year delivered pirate-themed workshops to over 30 primary schools in England and Wales. The pirate workshops have proved so popular many schools have immediately rebooked for next year. Here are just some of the comments from teachers: Captain Rocky Cliff had both the children Read more

Pirate Attack School Workshops Go Nationwide

February 12, 2017

Following last year’s launch of pirate themed workshops for primary schools Bristol-based Pirate Attack are busy entertaining schoolchildren across England and Wales in 2017. This year’s schedule began in January with a visit to Mill Pond Primary School in Bristol, ‘an amazing morning’ according to Year 2 teacher Eira Coles. The latest stop in a Read more

Pirate Attack at Repton Preparatory School

September 12, 2016

One of England’s most prestigious independent schools – Foremarke Hall Repton Preparatory School in South Derbyshire – provided the venue last week for Captain Rocky Cliff’s latest pirate themed workshop. Year One teacher Melanie Owen commented ‘We may be a long way from the sea but this didn’t stop a real pirate coming to Foremarke Read more

Captain Rocky Cliff Sent to Coventry

August 17, 2016

Leading the Pirate Attack experience to all parts of the country Captain Rocky Cliff has finally been sent to Coventry. The call came from the Joseph Cash Primary School, one of the West Midland city’s most popular schools, where all the year two classes were planning a pirate day at the end of the summer Read more

Pirate Days for Schools

March 30, 2016

From Blackbeard to Treasure Island A new pirate-themed programme for primary schools has been unveiled by Bristol-based Pirate Attack. Designed to introduce children in years 1 and 2 to the topic of ‘pirates’, it is a light-hearted mix of educational talk, games and activities and entertainment. Schools can book either a half day programme (£175) Read more

Whitchurch WI Group Hoists the Jolly Roger

February 2, 2016

The Whitchurch Evening Women’s Institute launched their 2016 season of monthly meetings on Tuesday 19th January with a pirate themed night of talks, games and activities. Led by Pirate Attack’s Captain Rocky Cliff, members enjoyed a short illustrated history of pirates and piracy and a pirate quiz. Everyone was press-ganged into separate pirate crews and Read more

The Truth about Pirates

November 23, 2015

On Friday 6th November, Pirate Attack was invited by Historic England to deliver a talk on the history and evidence for pirates, with particular reference to the port of Bristol. The talk was part of project designed by Historic England to help teachers and heritage specialists to work together to unlock the stories of historic Read more

Treasure Island Trail to Open in Bristol

September 15, 2015

After 10 years of campaigning the Bristol-based Long John Silver Trust will open the Treasure Island Trail around the city’s historic Floating Harbour at 1pm on Saturday, September 19th 2015. Members of the public are invited to join The Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Clare Campion-Smith and guests, outside the Merchant Venturers’ Almshouse at the Read more

Pirates for Schools

June 16, 2015

A new service offering Pirate themed talks and entertainment for schools has been introduced for primary schools in the West of England. Developed by south Bristol-based Pirate Attack the range of games, activities and interactive presentations are ideal for schools running ‘Pirate Day’ events or wanting additional support for curriculum work in the classroom. As Read more

Captain Kidd’s Pirate Treasure Found

May 8, 2015

A large 110-pound silver bar thought to be from the treasure captured by the notorious 17th century Scottish pirate Captain William Kidd, who was ultimately hanged for his misdeeds, has been found off Madagascar’s eastern coast. The discovery was made by the American underwater explorer Barry Clifford near the island of Sainte Maire. “Captain’s Kidd’s Read more