The Hackney Pirates is a brilliant charity that helps young people in Hackney with literacy, creativity and skills that will prepare young pirates for life in the real world. Each child receives one-to-one attention in an unconventional and fun learning environment that makes education a great adventure rather than a chore. The Pirates also produce products that can be sold in their new shop, such as CD’s or the Hackney guide book they made last year, firmly believing that everyone learns best when they can see the outcome of their work being valued by others.

The Hackney Pirates have recently moved to their new premises, ‘The Ship of Adventures’ following a successful crowd-funding campaign, so are settling in to their new home and building a magnificent ship, that any self-respecting pirate would be proud of.

They’re always looking for volunteers and support, so why not find out what they get up to and how you can get involved.