There were pirates, pickles, plants, produce and fun and games aplenty at St Anthony's School Gala on Saturday.

School parent Indy Magnoli supplied costumes and pirate-themed stage shows with photo opportunities between performances.

School secretary Jo Tangira said money raised from the gala will help towards the cost of a school playground upgrade and the establishment of a library.

"Now that senior classrooms have been upgraded, we want to do something for the little ones."

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She said there may have been around 700 visitors to the annual Easter Week Gala, which is fewer than previous years.