This year we have organised different activities for Halloween. Besides the classical party; fancy dresses and going trick or treating we have also organised activities for the classroom. This has been a good moment to let our imaginations and creativity soar in the most terrifying sense.
The previous week, Year 5 and 6 students have been preparing hair-raising stories to share with the rest of their classmates. Before writing, they all got inspired thanks to a scary story-telling session by our new language assistant, Emilie Davies. She told us a short version of the terror classic The Turn of the Screw, by the writer Henry James. The story of an old house, two weird kids and a frightened governess. We learnt about the importance of the Unknown in horror stories, to make readers or listeners feel suspension and imagine the mysterious parts of the story for themselves.
When they finished, they shared their stories with their friends. We all sat in a circle on the floor, as if we were around a campfire in the woods celebrating a Halloween night. We lit a creepy candle instead of a campfire and instead of the woods, we were still within a classroom. However, with some mysterious music in the background and a bit of dramatic emphasis on the reading, it was enough to have fun and recreate a perfect Halloween night ambiance.
To end up this terrifying week, we have celebrated our classical Halloween fancy dress party. Witches, vampires, ghosts, skeletons, Frankensteins and other creepy creatures have come to Pérez Iborra School to celebrate their annual meeting.
First of all, they have shown their scary costumes walking and dancing along the catwalk. After that, we’ve drunk a magic potion to get some special powers. Finally, we have been dancing and having fun in a really cool party!