Land Ahoy -Pirate ship docks in at Cuckney Primary School

Aye Aye me hearties!

Monday, 17th June 2019, 9:23 am

Swashbuckling pupils at Cuckney C o E Primary School took the chance to become pirates after the delivery of a wooden ship in their playground.

The ship was bought thanks to a donation of £650 from Welbeck Women’s Institute and was launched on Friday (June 14) with an afternoon tea party to thank them for their generosity.

Foundation stage class teacher. Kate Coleman said: “They decided to raise funds up to £650 and donated it all to our early years foundation stage unit. A local tradesman agreed to build a nice big wooden pirate ship for our playground. The original cost of such an item would be much more than the £650 but agreed to reduce the cost so our children could have the ship they wanted.

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“The school contacted local shed maker Simon Barksby of Langwith who said he would give it a go .

“The Women’s Institute topped up their original donation to £650 and Simon was able to build the ship.”