Primary school piracy

THERE were pirates and even a parrot at Wandiligong Primary School last Friday including (from left) Joe Brewster, Sam Devereux and Stella Danks. The students and staff held a Pirate Day Friday to raise funds for The Kids Cancer Project.

SKULLS, crossbones, eye patches and feathers were everywhere at Wandiligong Primary School last Friday.

The entire student body and staff members all took part in Pirate Day Friday to help raise funds for The Kids Cancer Project.

Grade six students enthusiastically organised the fundraiser after hearing about a five-year-old boy called Conor who was diagnosed with brain cancer and after numerous operations he has only been given a 40 per cent chance of living two more years.

Conor’s father had organised a Pirate Day at his son’s school to try and raise money to find a cure for the disease and due to its success is now asking other primary schools across the country to hold a Pirate Day to help the cause.

Wandiligong Primary School principal Sue Manning said the grade six children couldn’t wait to organise the day to help raise money.

“Having the Pirate Day on the last day of term was a really fun thing for the students to do,” she said.

“As soon as the grade six students were told about Conor and the fundraiser they were so excited for our school to be able to hold a Pirate Day.

“It’s been a great way for the grade six kids to use their leadership skills – they’ve organised the activities for the whole day which include building pirate ships, singing old time pirate songs, a pirate parade, pirate themed games, a relay, an orienteering course and a boat race.”

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