Pirates helped to promote to the early years provision at Rathmell Primary School.

Youngsters in reception and years one and two staged a pirate day – and invited prospective pupils and their parents to join in the fun.

On offer were pirate songs, games and role play.

“The children thought it was fantastic, although they were a little disappointed that I didn’t end up having to walk the plank,” said class teacher Nicola Devereux.