Halloween celebrations in Pre primary

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019 in School News | Comments Off

Halloween, is a festival observed in various parts of the world on 31 October every year. The popular Halloween holiday, has its roots in ancient European traditions where people lit bonfires and dressed up as ghosts and witches to ward off evil spirits.

Ancient people believed that ghosts came back to Earth on Halloween. Celebrating Halloween is about celebrating global citizenship. It encourages students to appreciate differences in cultures and customs and also makes them aware of global festivals. Celebrating international festivals helps in fostering brotherhood and discouraging racism. Such festivals also help in keeping old traditions alive.

In the same festive spirit, the Pre-Primary department of The Indian School geared up to celebrate this international festival. The students decorated their classrooms with scary yet extraordinary handmade crafts like, Mosaic Jack-O-Lanterns, paper bats, witches and monsters. They listened to Halloween stories in awe.

On 31 October, 2019, the children came dressed as ghosts, witches and vampires for the celebration, ready to go trick-or-treating! The School auditorium was decorated with accoutrements all things spooky and scary!

Vice Chairperson Dr Ms Nayana Goradia and Principal Ms Tania Joshi joined the Halloween celebration with the students of the Pre Primary department. The event started with students coming on stage by turn speaking a few lines about the festival, followed by a group song. Keeping in mind the popular tradition of Trick-Or-Treat and the spine-chilling settings of Halloween, the students dressed as ghosts, witches, Dracula, Halloween cats and monsters, presented an action song, “Painted faces and long long nails”. The audience was feeling creepy!

The celebration concluded with a startling Zombie dance performance and the young dancers surprised everyone with their creative moves.

A special spooky and scary corner was created for the children too!

Dr. Goradia and Ms Joshi applauded the effort on show. They particularly appreciated that celebrating all kinds of festivals at our School taught children to imbibe and accept cultural diversity.

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