Rules broken for one day
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.
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.
Trudy Pershouse and Casey MacMahon.