ALMOST 600 primary students at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School dressed up as pirates on June 9 to raise money for research into childhood cancer.
The Mindarie school took part in the national Pirate Day Friday initiative, which raises funds for The Kids’ Cancer Project and The Adventurers to help find a cure and improve treatment for kids with brain cancer.
Early years co-ordinator and pre-primary teacher Karen de Swardt said the students, staff and parents had really embraced the annual charity event, which this year raised $837.60.
“This is one of our favourite charity days during the year,” Mrs de Swardt said.
“It is not only a chance for students and staff to unleash their inner pirate, but also a way to contribute to a very worthy cause. As a school, one of the core values we try to instil in our students is compassion; this is a great opportunity to see beyond ourselves and care for others.”