Pirates swarm Harold Hill school

PUBLISHED: 16:57 14 July 2017

Hordes of pirates took over Mead Primary School, last week. Picture: Malcolm Drakes

Hordes of pirates took over Mead Primary School, last week. Picture: Malcolm Drakes

Malcolm Drakes

Hordes of young pirates swarmed across the playground last week for a day of treasure hunting, parrot training and general skullduggery.

On Monday, Year 1 pupils at Mead Primary School, Amersham Road, Harold Hill, enjoyed a performance from the Hobgoblin Theatre Company who regaled them with the classic story Treasure Island.

And inspired by the tale fortune, the young pirates followed a trail of gold coins into the school hall to carry out their very own treasure hunt using maps to hung for buried treasure.

Year 1 teacher, Vanessa Redgrave said: “The immersive nature of the day, and the great theatre production from the Hobgoblin Company meant that the children produced some fantastic work.

“By making their learning come to life in this way we are able to get far more from their writing and conversation it was really successful.”

Luckily all the children had a lovely day and none risked walking the plank.

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