Our topic has been Mermaids and Pirates and today the children learned to be ‘real pirates’ on board the SS Cuddington. The first, and most important lesson was ‘the pirate code’ where we learned that, aboard a pirate ship, all is fair; equal quantities of food, grog and booty and a right to vote on where to travel. The children learned to climb the rigging, raise the sails, scrub the decks and prepare for battle, the latter being everyone’s favourite! They also learned to talk like pirates and learned lots of new words and phrases the most popular word being ‘scallywag’.