VISITORS to a Wrexham primary school might have been forgiven for thinking a pirate ship had docked in the nearby lake.
They would have also looked on in shock as they saw a group of pirates walking the plank at Acton Park Community School, complete with swords and eye patches.
But it was all good natured as the school was holding its very own pirate day for year three pupils.
The special fancy dress day was part of their treasure topic for the autumn term.
It was a case of ‘ship ahoy’ for the youngsters, who got into the pirate spirit as they set sail on their new school year in fun fashion.
Dozens of children and teachers dressed up as pirates and the pupils took part in a range of activities, including a treasure hunt, designing treasure maps and sending secret messages in bottles.
Rebecca Lloyd, year three teacher at Acton Park, said the treasure hunts were designed to improve the children’s map reading skills and their ability to read co-ordinates.
Mrs Lloyd said: “We hope it was a great day for all the kids. In the morning the children designed their own pirate-themed menu with the school chef and enjoyed cannon meatballs, captain cheesy bean pasties and treasure island sponge with shark infested custard for dessert.
“Year three also took part in their own walk the plank competition which was a lot fun for everyone.”