Peter Moyes Anglican Community School students get into pirate spirit for charity

Principal Julian Dowse with pre-primary students. Picture: Martin Kennealey  d469953
Teacher Ashley Lazarus and lower years co-ordinator Karen De Swardt with pre-primary students Rizwana Rafiq,Teeda Chanthivong, Jacob Bird ,Jessica Holl, Layla Vickery and Georgie Keegan. Picture: Martin Kennealey   d469953
Year 3 students Dillon Smith and Andiswa Mukobo. Picture: Martin Kennealey    d469953
Year 3 students Tahlia Etchells and Ava Lawson. Picture: Martin Kennealey   d469953
Year 3 student Jet Carberry. Picture: Martin Kennealey d469953
Year 3 students. Picture: Martin Kennealey   d469953
David Smedley, Gwen Mcleod (library assistant), kindy students Summer Robinson and Nova-Rose Bartlett and teacher Jessica Evans. Picture: Martin Kennealey   d469953
Principal Julian Dowse with pre-primary students. Picture: Martin Kennealey d469953 Teacher Ashley Lazarus and lower years co-ordinator Karen De Swardt with pre-primary students Rizwana Rafiq,Teeda Chanthivong, Jacob Bird ,Jessica Holl, Layla Vickery and Georgie Keegan. Picture: Martin Kennealey d469953 Year 3 students Dillon Smith and Andiswa Mukobo. Picture: Martin Kennealey d469953 Year 3 students Tahlia Etchells and Ava Lawson. Picture: Martin Kennealey d469953 Year 3 student Jet Carberry. Picture: Martin Kennealey d469953 Year 3 students. Picture: Martin Kennealey d469953 David Smedley, Gwen Mcleod (library assistant), kindy students Summer Robinson and Nova-Rose Bartlett and teacher Jessica Evans. Picture: Martin Kennealey d469953

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.”

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