All aboard HMS Funship

Parkinson Lane Primary School, Halifax new playground ship built by the PTA.
Parkinson Lane Primary School, Halifax new playground ship built by the PTA.

IT’S ship ahoy at Parkinson Lane School, Halifax, as pupils get ready to crew their new playground attraction

The 30-metre wooden replica boat called “HMS PTA” has transformed the back playground, thanks to the hard work of the Parent Teacher Association

Head teacher Gugsy Ahmed said: “It aims to encourage learning through play.

“The boat looks great and it takes away a corner of the playground that always gathered leaves and rubbish.”

The school’s 140 nursery and reception children will all get a chance to “crew” the ship.