The School Council's fundraising programme for the year is underway. It’s been a SPOOKTACULAR day of learning and fun activities raising funds in support of Carers Trust Solihull. There has been pumpkin carving, cauldron mixing, slime making, role playing, spooky music making and a fantastic array of imaginative outfits.
The children really enjoyed being able to come into school dressed as witches, ghouls, dragons, fairies, skeletons and all manner of beasties and they did not behave in a monstrous way and were all very sensible! It was great to see their excited faces in the morning.
Hallowe’en is a strange mix of customs, tradition and celebrations. The Christian festival of All Hallows Day or All Saints’ Day is dedicated to the Saints of the past and their lives celebrated. The evening before when lights are put into pumpkins and the spirits of the night are feared, originates from the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain (summer’s end). Bonfires were lit to ward off evil spirits from the darkening nights. Today we have a rather commercialised version which gives us a little bit of fun to help us cope with the coming winter evenings. The children love it.
Thank you to all the children and parents for supporting the event. All the donations make a real difference to the work of the charity and the families they support.