Shiver me timbers

PUBLISHED: 10:51 22 September 2006 | UPDATED: 12:02 04 May 2010

Pictured are Claire Martin, Kat Gayle, Jess Walker, Jo Sriskandon, Molly Trushell and Lisa Bell, who organised the pirate day. 	4025

Pictured are Claire Martin, Kat Gayle, Jess Walker, Jo Sriskandon, Molly Trushell and Lisa Bell, who organised the pirate day. 4025

Few people will know Tuesday was national Talk Like a Pirate Day. But students at Soham Village College made the most of the unusual diary date to raise money for their school prom. Year 11 students wrote to principal Dr Carin Taylor, requesting that the

Few people will know Tuesday was national Talk Like a Pirate Day.

But students at Soham Village College made the most of the unusual diary date to raise money for their school prom.

Year 11 students wrote to principal Dr Carin Taylor, requesting that the school dress code be re-written for the day around a pirate theme to raise money for next summer's prom.

"They are aiming for the best prom that the college has ever had," said Dr Taylor. "The whole thing was managed by the students and I was happy for them to do it because they have made such a good start to Year 11."

She said she struck a deal with the aspiring buccaneers that they would double their efforts in the classroom in return for the opportunity to revise the dress code, which strictly forbade live parrots and swords during lessons.

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