Rules bro­ken for one day

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By LEAH KIDD

WHILE schools are usu­ally strict on cor­rect English, Childers State School has let words like “ar­rgh” and “matey” slide with its stu­dents for one spe­cial day.

And it was not just English that went out the win­dow on Fri­day, but uni­forms too, as stu­dents and staff jumped on board for In­ter­na­tional Talk Like a Pi­rate Day.

Childers State School teacher aide Rox­anne Har­ney said it was the first year the school had taken part in the day.

She said the school de­cided to join in the fun after re­al­is­ing it fell on the same day as their an­nual end-of-term ball games in­ter­house com­pe­ti­tion.

“Some­where along the way we dis­cov­ered it was In­ter­na­tional Talk Like a Pi­rate Day and thought it would be a fun way to end the term,” she said.

She said stu­dents and staff re­ally com­mit­ted to the theme of the event.

“Every­body was hav­ing fun, with lots of ‘Aye, aye cap­tains’ and lots of pi­rate talk,” she said.

“It was just a re­ally fun way to end the term.”

Mrs Har­ney said the school had such a blast it would look at tak­ing part in the event again next year.

“It was some­thing easy for the kids to dress up as. It was just a fun thing to do,” she said.


PI­RATE SHIPS: Krys­tal Wilson and Ed­wina My­ers par­tic­i­pate in the Talk Like a Pi­rate Day at the Childers State School.

Daniel Haaksma and Elio Zea join in the fun of Talk Like a Pi­rate Day by dress­ing up with swords and cos­tumes at Childers State School.

Jo Kidd and Rox­anne Har­ney.

Tahlia Golds­bury-Berg­er­son shows true pi­rate style.

Grace Creevey

Olivia Golds­bury-Berg­er­son par­tic­i­pated in the Talk Like a Pi­rate Day.

Cap­tain Chloe Duguid keeps an eye on the trea­sure ship at her school’s Talk Like a Pi­rate Day.

TeOnewa Raukawa.

Trudy Per­shouse and Casey MacMa­hon.

El­lie Gra­ham-Jones.

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