The swashbuckling students of Fingal Head Public School.
The swashbuckling students of Fingal Head Public School. Blainey Woodham

Pirates of the crib-ibbean

WHEN the big kids are away the pirates will play.

Kindergarten and Year One swashbuckling students took over Fingal Head Public School yesterday with a pirate-themed party to celebrate a year of work.

About 17 landlubbers across both years dressed as pirates, complete with eye patches, fake tattoos, plastic swords and raggedy clothing for a day of fun and games while students between Years Two and Six were away on camp.

Kindergarten and Year One teacher Janelle Kirk said the bunch of buccaneers enjoyed roaming the high seas of the school grounds in search of hidden treasure.

“Pirates have been a recurring theme throughout the year here,” Ms Kirk said.

“The students have done several activities in that time relating to pirates, such as drawings and readings.”

Ms Kirk said students have been looking forward to the party for weeks.

“This was just a big party to congratulate them on all their hard work,” she said.

Activities included pin the parrot on the pirate, hunting for chocolate gold coins and digging up hidden treasure in the sand pit.

“They just had a wonderful day, it was exciting for everyone,” Ms Kirk said.

“It’s also good for them find out what it was like to be the only kids around the school. They loved it.”

All public school students will finish school by December 18.



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