Pupils enjoy day fit for a pirate

PUBLISHED: 12:45 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:16 12 May 2010

Owen Slade, Charlotte Hurny, and Holly Paige - Pic: Daniel Wilson

Owen Slade, Charlotte Hurny, and Holly Paige - Pic: Daniel Wilson

THE SKULL and crossbones was flying high over Millfield First School in Buntingford this week as it held a pirate day. About 70 key stage one pupils at the school dressed up and enjoyed a day of pirate-related lessons. Class teacher Maree Peebles said: A

THE SKULL and crossbones was flying high over Millfield First School in Buntingford this week as it held a pirate day.

About 70 key stage one pupils at the school dressed up and enjoyed a day of pirate-related lessons.

Class teacher Maree Peebles said: "At the moment we're starting a mini-topic on pirates, as part of our main topic on travelling, so it seemed a good way to launch it by having a dressing up day.

"We've been doing a few pirate-themed activities and it's been a lot of fun."

Tasks for the children included a treasure hunt which helped them learn about reading co-ordinates from a map, and creative writing lessons based around pirate characters.

Miss Peebles added: "The children get a lot out of these kinds of days, and you can cover a lot of different areas.

"We try to have plenty of special events and trips out, because Pictured are Owen Slade, Charlotte Hurny, and Holly Paige.

Picture:?DANIEL?WILSON it really makes the topics memorable.

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