There was an air of the Spanish main about Ferney Lee School when a CBeebies television programme rolled into town!
CBeebies, the BBC’s children’s television channel, visited the school to try out some of the pupils from years 1 and 2 as a potential team in its show “Swashbuckle”.
They took part in pirate-themed games in the school hall and the shipmates were heartily cheered on by their friends.
“Swashbuckle” is a pirate adventure game show for children presented by Gemma Hunt and set on a purpose-built, soft-play pirate ship. In each episode four budding young Swashbucklers work as a team to help ‘Gem’ win back precious jewels and treasure stolen from her by three mischievous pirates - Cook, Line and Captain Sinker.
The children win back the treasure by completing fun physical games and challenges in the soft-play. If they manage to collect all the jewels and fill their treasure chest then one of the pirates has to walk the plank into the Ship’s Mess – filled with gunge!
All of the games in the show are designed to incorporate the physical development goals that children would experience in key stage one activities at school including co-ordination, speed and aim.
A spokesman for the school said: “Hopefully four children will be chosen to take part in the programme which will be filmed in the Spring.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed!”