Swashbuckling start to summer term

Seven-year-old Brook Sherringham and Kylee Stideford. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 'LP1501261 SUS-150414-162811008

Seven-year-old Brook Sherringham and Kylee Stideford. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 'LP1501261 SUS-150414-162811008

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CHILDREN in year two at Glebe Primary School had a swashbuckling start to the summer term, thanks to a pirate dress-up day.

Teachers said their pupils were barely recognisable as they arrived at the school, in Church Lane, Southwick, last Tuesday wearing striped t-shirts, bandanas and eye-patches.

Seven-year-olds Charlie Dean and Louie Murray. Picture: Liz Pearce 'LP1501258 SUS-150414-162739008

Seven-year-olds Charlie Dean and Louie Murray. Picture: Liz Pearce 'LP1501258 SUS-150414-162739008

The fearsome crew of pirates was ready to cast off for an adventure and the salty seafarers soon discovered an all-important treasure map.

With the thumbs up from the look-out in the crow’s nest, they went in search of valuable clues around the school - exploring what life was like as a pirate as they went.

Pupil George Button said: “I thought it would be great being a pirate, making people walk the plank and things, but now I’m not so sure as their food was horrible. A rock hard biscuit, a portion of old salty meat and a bucket of rum. Yuk!”

Later in the day, the seasoned buccaneers buckled down to some creative work, designing pirate flags and painting pirate pictures.

Wow, shiver me timbers! It has been a great start to the term. As always, the children looked brilliant.

Class teacher Hayley Swann

Class teacher Hayley Swann said: “Wow, shiver me timbers! It has been a great start to the term. As always, the children looked brilliant. We have had so much fun. What a great way to learn!”

Phase leader Jake Terrill added: “The children really enjoyed finding out about pirates and we’re really looking forward to taking them to see the Mary Rose as part of their topic in a few weeks’ time.”

From left, Brook Sherringham, Alfie Bridal, Kylee Stidenford, teacher Mrs Grayestock, Charlie Dean and Louie Murray. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 'LP1501257 SUS-150414-162728008

From left, Brook Sherringham, Alfie Bridal, Kylee Stidenford, teacher Mrs Grayestock, Charlie Dean and Louie Murray. ''Picture: Liz Pearce 'LP1501257 SUS-150414-162728008