As darkness fell on Ardvreck and the full moon glistened in the woods, the Hallowe’en Party began with a flurry of excited children from all forms dressed in amazingly spooky costumes. Some children were unrecognisable in their elaborate costumes as they eagerly made their way through the Crabbie to await the parade of the finalists.
The Crabbie was completely transformed into a Hallowe’en House of Horrors, bedecked with cobwebs, giant spiders, ghosts and ghouls, witches, pumpkins, orange lanterns, werewolves, skeletons and bats!
After each form finalists paraded in their spectacularly spooky costumes, they were judged on the pumpkin laden steps. The prize winners of the most ‘spooktacular’ Hallowe’en costume winners 2017 for each form were:
Form 1 Poppy as Black Witch’s Cat
Form 2 Amelia as a Pumpkin & Jemima as a Headless Victorian Princess Form 3 Rosie as Toothlesss from ‘How to Train your Dragon’
Form 4 Ewan & Rory as the Evil Corn Twins (complete with popcorn) Form 5G Flo & Kristina as Cereal Killer Form 5T Jamie as Captain Jack Sparrow from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’
Form 6C & 6S Will, India, Cosmo, Robbie, Seb as the Ghostbusters Gang and Jago as Slender.
After some particularly difficult deliberations, the Head Boy and Head Girl judged the best staff costume, with Mrs Erdal in first place, impressing the judges with her ambitious attire with Mrs Kinge in her scary witch outfit a very close second place.
All forms participated enthusiastically in fantastic fun Hallowe’en themed games with accompanying music. Hosted by Mr Robertson dressed as a Pirate Captain he steered us through Pumpkin Bumpkin with competitive dancing around, Wrap the Zombie with huge quantities of ‘bandages’, ‘Petrifying Popping’ with some fancy footwork and balloons.
A dance off to Hallowe’en music lead us into a scrumptious Hallowe’en feast with hot dogs, crisps, lemonade and a sumptuous selection of spooky cakes and treats provided by our parents and pupils including a spooktacular showstopper Hallowe’en cake, which Paul Hollywood would have been particularly impressed by, iced to perfection, complete with Ardvreck School and to finish delicious toffee apples!
The Hallowe’en games resumed with grappling for sweets in a creepy cauldron of ghoulish gloop in our Cauldron Chaos game. Next up Apple Apparition, with a balancing act with forks and stabbing apples in bowls of water! Not for the the faint hearted was Monster Munch with flour flying everywhere! Finally the ‘piece de resistance’ and a Form six favourite was Ghoulish Ghosts, with cream splattered everywhere, proving that is always fun to watch someone else be splattered in cream! Fortune favoured the brave on this occasion and prizes were awarded to the successful contestants.
To wrap up the party in style the whole school danced to Hallowe’en music and we all departed with costumes and cloaks trailing, carrying lit pumpkins and disappeared into the dark night sky!
Our Pirate Captain, Mr Robertson competently navigated us through proceedings (always good to have a Geography teacher on board!) Ably assisted by Mr Summers, Miss Macleod, Miss Burling and Mrs Erdal judging the costumes. Form games supervised by Mrs Mannion and Miss Stewart, Mr Trussler, Mrs Davey, Mrs Phillips, Miss Henderson, Mr Gibson and Mrs Kinge. Thank you to staff that helped with the Hallowe’en supper: Mrs Erdal, Mrs Mannion, Mrs Robinson, Mr Trussler and Mr Gibson. Official photographer, Mr Davey in his spooky Hallowe’en suit attire, captured a superbly spooky collection of amazing costumes.
Finally particularly well done to the Erskine girls who helped with the organisation and preparation and boarders for tidying up. Thank you to the parents who helped us with costume preparations, treats and the stunning Crabbie Hallowe’en make over!
A truly memorable Hallowe’en party for 2017… (Miss Ruth Stewart)