PUPILS from Narberth’s Castle School made the most of the spring weather to recreate their own Swallows & Amazons adventure.

Inspired by Arthur Ransome’s story, they staged their own mock battle on the waters of the Cleddau River near Lawrenny.

The event was held in celebration of all the hard work Years 7 and 8 had put into renovating the old scout hut at Garron Pill.

Earlier in the spring term, the pupils had used four days of their time usually spent at their outdoor school in Llawhaden to visit the site where the hut had been slowly falling into disrepair, giving it some much-needed improvements.

The Lort Phillips, whose child attends Castle School, kindly funded the equipment required to turn this hut back into a lovely resource in a fantastic spot.

The day started with pupils canoeing up from Llanion Cove to the site in two teams - the Swallows (Year 8) and the Amazons (Year 7).

The conditions were perfect and once they had their sails up they flew.

Lucy Peters in year 8 said: “It was exciting canoeing down the river. Seeing the hut finished made me feel very proud.”

Evan Morgan in Year 7, said: “During the trip up river I motivated the team so much they voted me as captain of the Amazon! It was such a good experience canoeing up to a site that we had worked very hard on.”

Senior teacher, Ruth Harris, who had organised the event agreed.

“The pupils really enjoyed the day. They got to work together in team and get outside to experience the beauty of where they live. They also had a very exciting trip up to celebrate the fantastic renovation project. Seeing them all sitting down together, eating, sharing and smiling was lovely. Their awareness about keeping safe and responsible outside is really developing.”