‘Twas early morning on a dark Monday, the 29th day of October, to be exact. I remember distinctly, the air was eerie and the school was gloomy – something spooky had besieged our hearts, for it was a Halloween party and Orange International College had decided to make it epic.
Despite Halloween being celebrated on the 31st October, we decided to throw a spooky party a few days earlier to accommodate all of our students and to make sure that all assessment work was completed before we could have a bit of fun.
The day started wonderfully, with most of the students coming to school earlier to put make up on and get dressed in their costumes, and to help out with the decorations. Some brave souls came to school in their actual costumes and wearing makeup. To them, we would like to say, “We salute you!”
Before the start of the party, our very own GE coordinator, Dimi made a delightful little presentation on the origins and history of Halloween.
And then…the clock struck eleven (in the morning, that is). The party came alive, all of the students began playing games and doing fun activities. Some even won a few prizes. We played Pop Goes the Pumpkin (with balloons), Miming games with spooky words, and Watch Ya Mouth. The last game, for which some students won cups and mugs, was mummy wrap.
All in all, it was a fantastic day and we hope the students had as much fun as we did.