Ahoy there! Pupils enjoy swashbuckling day

Bedlington West end First School holding a pirates day.  (clockwise from bottom left) Ewan Ogden, Luke Maughn, Holly Frame and Hannah Lott.
Bedlington West end First School holding a pirates day. (clockwise from bottom left) Ewan Ogden, Luke Maughn, Holly Frame and Hannah Lott.
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CHILDREN at a Bedlington school ditched their school uniforms and instead dressed as pirates as part of a swashbuckling special themed day.

Youngsters at Bedlington West End First School donned eye patches, bandanas and hooks and carried swords to mark the end of the school’s pirate-themed writing week.

The hall was also transformed into a pirate ship, decorated with a range of medals and flags which pupils made at home.

This is the third year the school has held a themed week, which is designed to inspire the children to write.

Headteacher Jane Bushell said: “During the week we have found the children are really motivated to write more and be more expressive.”