Carcoola Primary School: Little pirates love new playground

All Aboard: The new Treasure Island playground at Carcoola Primary School has been a hit with kids. Photo: Supplied.
All Aboard: The new Treasure Island playground at Carcoola Primary School has been a hit with kids. Photo: Supplied.

The new Treasure Island playground at Carcoola Primary School officially opened earlier this month.

Teachers, parents and students had a fantastic day celebrating the opening and "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

The playground consists of a shipwrecked boat, a cubby house, two palm trees, a sandpit, coconuts and exotic masks for decorations.

Treasure Island was made and designed to replace an old sandpit that was going to be upgraded to bigger and better project.

A huge day of fun for the students marked the opening.

Activities included digging for 100 pieces of gold on the island, a fancy dress parade, a special pirate-themed lunch and an afternoon of pirate games.

The boat was donated by the Vitali family, the cubby house was donated by the Ree-Simpson family and DeGrey Civil donated a concrete pipe, which was decorated as a shark.

Rayleen Punch slashed the ribbon with a sword on behalf of her husband and family to make the opening official.

Carcoola Primary School principal Michael Day said it was a special day.

"I'm very happy with the hard work and dedication of the people involved in make the day a roaring success," he said.

"I would like to express thanks to Mr Batten and Mrs Hunt for the outstanding planning and preparation of the days and activities.

"Also to Mr Wopereis, the school gardener, for all his amazing efforts in building and creating the playground."