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All Hands On Deck For School's Pirate Week

Brett Landscaping donates pallets and sand for a local school to build a pirate ship

Wainscott Primary School, near Rochester in Kent was overrun by pirates for a whole week when pupils and staff donned striped shirts, eye patches and tricorn hats for Pirate Week – five days of fun and workshops learning about pirates and times past. 

The school were looking for ways to create a pirate ship and island in the school hall, which would form a focal point for many of the planned activities. With children at the school, Tracey Moon, Southern Area Manufacturing Administrator at Brett Landscaping & Building Products, heard of the school’s ambitious designs and took the request to the Brett management team at Cliffe, who were delighted to help, donating pallets and sand.

The school hall was transformed for the duration of the event, featuring an imaginative pirate vessel constructed with the pallets and a treasure island made with the sand donated by Brett Landscaping & Building Products. 

The programme for Pirate Week was full of interesting activities, including a visit from some lady pirates from Chatham Dockyard who delivered a variety of workshops across the school including pirate treasure hunts in Year 1, pirate sea shanties in Year 2, A Sailor’s Life for Years 3 and 4 and making Dry Tack and food tasting for Years 5 and 6.

Children learned about how hard life would have been at sea in the 1700s.  They learned about famous pirates, the sort of punishments that were administered and how little was known about hygiene in those days. They tasted some of the food that sailors would have eaten too.

Older children produced diary entries, letters and stories about pirates and everyone’s work was then exhibited for the whole school and parents to see.
Headteacher, Hugh Greenwood was delighted with Pirate Week and expressed his gratitude to Brett Landscaping & Building Products for their donation of sand and pallets.

Pirate Week
Pirate Week
Pirate Week