YARGH: Students from St Catherine's Catholic College dressed as pirates when they went on an excursion to Cannonvale Beach to learn about pirates.
YARGH: Students from St Catherine's Catholic College dressed as pirates when they went on an excursion to Cannonvale Beach to learn about pirates. Inge Hansen

Kids dig for buried booty

MONDAY was international Talk Like a Pirate Day.

The Children of St Catherine's got into the pirate spirit early last Thursday when they jumped on a bus and headed to Cannonvale Beach to hunt for buried treasure.

Year 1 teacher at St Cath's Mercy campus Emma Woodward said the treasure hunt was a surprise sprung on the kids after the "theft” of the school's treasure chest at the beginning of term.

"At the beginning of the unit we had a pirate, that was actually me, steal their treasure box and the whole unit was about learning about the Whitsundays,” she said.

Throughout the term Captain Blackbeard provided the students with clues which would help the kids find the lost chest.

Last Thursday morning the students had no idea they were going to Cannonvale in search of buried treasure.

"The last clue they got was 'go to a place where the sea meets the sand',” Ms Woodward said.


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