Author Nikki Hills
Will it rain? Will it be too windy to put up the marquee? These were the questions running through our minds in the weeks leading up to the Pirates at Pebsham event. In the end the only questions were:
'How can we get more shade?'
How are we going to stop the pirate treasure (chocolate coins) from melting?’
It was a glorious day on Bulthverhythe Beach. By 11am the marquees were up, the activities were all ready and we just had time to put on our pirate hats as the queue of little pirates grew longer. There were six different activities from making a seahorse on a stick to a scavenger hunt on the beach. The challenge was to complete all six activities, collecting pieces of the treasure map as they went, to claim their pirate treasure. There was a frantic frenzy of pirate hats which only stopped when they all sat down on the beach for story time.
By the end of the day there were lots of happy little pirates, a few very hot and tired big pirates and all the treasure was gone.
I am working on these Marine Roadshows as part of the Making Waves Project. This is a new and exciting marine awareness and education project all about our fantastic local marine life and how we can help to protect it. It is a partnership project run by Sussex Wildlife Trust and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Join us at the next Marine Roadshow. Lennie the Limpet comes to Littlehampton. Mewsbrook Park, Wednesday 1st August as part of Marine Week 2012.