Hackney Pirates to be precise. Like Cedya. Who is 10 and from London. Her T-shirt is about being attacked by fire dragons and flying cars.
And her design is just one in a range of sixteen beautiful T-shirts produced by the Hackney Pirates, an innovative learning project that develops literacy by giving children one to one attention in an unconventional learning environment.
At the heart of the project lies the idea that learning should be an adventure and a belief in the power of one-to-one attention as a hugely powerful educational tool.
The pirates ‘Young Pirate Apprentice’ t- shirt project has seen children aged 9-12 work together with creative professionals not just on the design of t-shirts but on market research and planning and developing the entire sales and marketing strategy.
To get your hands on your very own pirate T, check out our full range at
Andy: Very cool idea, it’s posts like this that make me glad I have the submissions setup here on HYA.
This post was submitted by Julia Citron.