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Mermaids and pirates at Coverack beach
2:00pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Cornwall
Coverack beach was packed with pirates and mermaids as the village primary school held its summer fundraising event.
Organised by Coverack School’s parent teacher association, the first Pirate and Mermaid Beach Party gave guests the chance to enjoy the sunny weather while dressed topically for the occasion.
There were plenty of themed activities to enjoy, including flag making, shells full of treasure and a lucky dip. Prizes were awarded to the best pirate costume and best mermaid costume.
Beach volley ball, pot the ball and treasure hunting for gold nuggets kept those who wanted to be a bit more active busy, while everyone was fuelled with home-made cupcakes, pizza and strawberries and cream. One PTA member said: “It was a great fun afternoon on the beach.
So many people helped out running the different activities. Parents, pupils, past pupils and members of the community all joined in to make it a lovely afternoon on the beach.”
So successful was the event that it could become an annual summer activity. The triumph has been put down to the support of the community, visitors and particularly the local businesses who donated so much.
Lucky dip and fancy dress themed prizes were donated by the Brenda’s stores, The Old Mill Shop and The Seine Loft, a giant treasure map hid treasure from The Grange, the National Maritime Museum and the Blue Reef Aquarium, with many other prizes coming from businesses in the village.