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The Pirates have sailed into Torpoint Nursery and Infant School

On Thursday 10th September the pirates (Members of the Royal Marine Band) sailed into Torpoint Nursery and Infant School and landed on our new beach area which has been created as part of the refurbishment of the outdoor learning environment in our Nursery Unit.

The Nursery received a kind donation of a little rowing boat which has been lovingly restored by a Father of a child within our school who is also a member of the Royal Marine Band. So today, the Royal Marine Band commissioned our beautiful boat which has been named HMS Smeaton.

The Royal Marine Band played sea shanties whilst the children steered the boat and the morning was filled with music and merriment!

The beach area will be an opportunity for the children to use imaginary play and it also sits alongside the construction area, a life size small world area, a road with zebra crossing and petrol filling station, a musical area, a mindfulness area and mud kitchen.

“It has been wonderful to watch the transformation of our outdoor learning area in our Nursery Unit. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness of the community of Torpoint who have donated items such as the rowing boat, paint, wood and even a kitchen sink! The children are enthusiastically learning through play and we, as staff, are amazed by what they are achieving on a daily basis. I am extremely grateful to members of the Royal Marine Band for commissioning HMS Smeaton today and for the fun and laughter they brought to the children.”

Danielle Kellond

Acting Headteacher

File icon: mp4 Pirate Visit Video One [mp4 6MB] Click to download
File icon: mp4 Pirate Visit Video Two [mp4 155MB] Click to download
File icon: mp4 Pirate Visit Video Three [mp4 45MB] Click to download
File icon: mp4 Pirate Visit Video Four [mp4 9MB] Click to download
You may have spotted the lovely boat in our Nursery play area. This was kindly donated by a member of the community and then renovated by one of our parents . It has added a perfect finishing touch to the stunning transformation of our nursery outside learning space.  On the 10th September it was launched with the help of members of HM Band of Royal Marines, disguised as pirates.  It was a wonderful celebration.