King's Hawford

23 October

A very King’s Hawford Halloween

It’s been a spooky week here at King’s Hawford in the lead up to our Halloween celebrations, and today it’s officially Halloween Fun Day!

Children have been getting into the spirit of the autumn holiday all week by writing their own spooktacular poems. A winner from each year group has been picked and the lucky winners read out their spine-chilling verses during this morning’s assembly.

It was great to see all our children – from Reception to Year 6 – come to school in fancy dress. Witches, ghosts and monsters as far as the eye could see! Many of these costumes were made from re-working old clothes to ensure we’re celebrating in a sustainable way.

A whole host of spine-chilling games and competitions took place including a Ghastly Ghost Competition for our House groups, where children had to guess which Hawford teacher was hiding under the ghostly white sheet. Competitions were followed by a Halloween-themed lunch and year groups watching half an hour of an (age-appropriate!) scary movie.

The King’s Hawford Parents’ Association have worked incredibly hard hosting ‘Halloween Houses’ in our tipi and outdoor classrooms, which were filled with hair-raising games for our children to enjoy in the afternoon, once they’d refuelled. And if that wasn’t enough, we even hosted our own year-group discos!

Events like this that bring all of our children and teaching staff together to celebrate a particular occasion are so important to the culture and community here at King’s Hawford. Whilst restrictions meant that children had to stay within their year group bubbles, the use of technology and virtual assemblies allowed us to create a school-wide event that was loved by our children.

All of our children contributed £2 each for the special day to raise money for this year’s charity partners: WWF and Canal & River Trust. It was certainly a Spooktacular way to ring in the half term!