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Posted on: 17/11/2021

Year 2 Pirate Day

On Wednesday 17th November, Year 2 boarded the ‘Black Cannon Raider’ pirate ship with Captain Spicer and his stolen pirate map! They sailed from the high seas of Hitchin to the Caribbean. During their voyage they faced many challenges such as storms, being chased by other pirates and they avoided the dangerous singing of mermaids. They finally stopped at an island where they had to complete a range of difficult challenges. They had to make their own ink, pirate maps, fake dice, biscuits, a leather pirate’s pocket, a leather eye patch, a skull and cross bone flag, doubloon jewellery and medicines. Year 2 loved using a wide range of tools such hammers and push punches to complete these challenges.

In the afternoon, they scrubbed the deck, hoisted the sails, fired a cannon, learnt about the monkey’s paw knot, sang Sea Shanties and completed a challenge to cross a swamp. They later had to locate a hidden treasure chest. They also managed not to be boarded by the fearsome Black Beard!

Year 2 loved going back in time to learn about History.