Youngsters at a go-getting special school set sail for a pirate day.

The activities were organised at Archers Brook on Chester Road, Great Sutton, as part of its multi-cultural awareness.

The school says this has been invigorated by a challenging range of exciting events that take place every half term throughout the academic year.

Pupils have a passport which they carry with them during multi-cultural activities.

This highlights particular countries each half term and each full term focuses on a specific language.

Young people from Archers Brook special school in Great Sutton enjoyed a range of exciting pirate-themed activities as part of a multi-cultural day
 

For the recent half term, pupils had had their attention drawn to Central and South America with Spanish at the fore.

The countries were explored in humanities and Spanish was used in everything including science through identifying body parts and making a compass, maths through counting from one to 10, English through the book Treasure Island and careers by naming occupations in Spanish.

Food technology involved making Spanish omelettes and using Spanish words for the various ingredients and utensils, CDT involved constructing pirate ships from the Spanish Main, art saw pirate flags designed and staff and pupils were generally encouraged to use every day Spanish phrases throughout the school.

The theme for the actual multi-cultural day was Pirates and every year in the school was actively involved.

Year 11 went to Delamere Forest to try geocaching, the modern equivalent to using a compass, Year 10 went sailing at West Kirby marine lake, Year 9 did a treasure hunt in the school grounds and then visited the pirate ship at Hoylake and the life boat museum.

Year 8 went to the maritime museum in Liverpool and attended a talk on pirates by the education department and Year 7 went on the Mersey ferry and then walked to the pirate ship at New Brighton.

“The whole school was off site for most of the day and the enthusiasm of the pupils and staff on their return was palpable,” said a spokesperson.

The next multi-cultural theme at Archers Brook will be world religions which will look at China and Nepal with visits by pupils to the Buddhist centre in Birkenhead, a synagogue, a mosque, a Ganesh temple and the two cathedrals in Liverpool.