Friday November 1st saw the start of the annual DCA Halloween event. A team of decorators started covering the school in spooky cobwebs, bats and skeletons early on in the day. By lunchtime Mr Short was mummified and hanging out of his office window!
The end of the school day saw many parents returning to set up their group volunteer stalls to bewitch the kids with in session one of the event. As the final touches were made to costumes, stalls and makeup the gates were opened. Many keen children came in waving their wristbands and heading off towards the disco and the activities on offer. Two intrepid judges took photos of the incoming costumes and winners collected a rosette on the way out.
The sensory garden provided a eerie fog filled cauldron and a skeleton sheet for the ultimate family photos to share with friends on social media. The disco proved very popular in the Cooper Hall playing spooky songs. The Guides offered slime making and we had a wonderful range of games on the stalls in the canteen run by some very creative and clever groups of parents. Victus also provided spooky themed food for the event. If all of this seems like too much, a Movie was playing in The Lounge to allow you to recharge before going off to see if you’ve won the Costume Parade!
If all this wasn’t enough, for the first time our Secondary students were offered their own exclusive event in the new S Block.
As they walked towards S Block they were greeted by a spooky graveyard with witches, gravestones and werewolves on show. After entering the Red Dot the kids were able to watch Gremlins on the large screen or take part in a range of activities run by the DCA and the Student Council. Victus were offering spooky food again while the students awaited their turn in the escape room. A group problem solving exercise where one clue leads to another and your eventual escape.
It was a great night with a fantastic attendance. Everything went smoothly thanks to the huge number of parent volunteers on hand to assist. We are looking forward to the next event.
Dover Court Association