Children set sail for pirate-themed day

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Xavier Harris, 2, gives his best impression of a pirate scowl while Riley Heenan, 3, tucks into the delicious lollies he found as part of a treasure hunt during the Manjimup Family Centre playgroup's pirate-themed activities last week.
Camera IconXavier Harris, 2, gives his best impression of a pirate scowl while Riley Heenan, 3, tucks into the delicious lollies he found as part of a treasure hunt during the Manjimup Family Centre playgroup's pirate-themed activities last week. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Children set sail to the imaginary seas at the Manjimup Family Centre’s playgroup last week as part of pirate-themed activities.

In honour of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19, the activities from Monday to Thursday were based on pirates and children were encouraged to dress up to match the theme.

Over the week, about 50 children participated in the various activities, which included crafts, an obstacle course and a treasure hunt.

“It was a fun week of being pirates,” playgroup facilitator Fiona Browne said.

“Things we made included a pirate hat, eye patches and a telescope.”

The week’s activities finished on Thursday with a light obstacle course and treasure hunt which included all the children getting a small bag of lollies.

“We wanted to make it a bit of fun before the holidays,” Ms Browne said.

“It’s not a theme we do every year, but it timed well with Talk Like a Pirate Day.”

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