Halloween not cancelled at Roydon Primary Academy.

Burnt Mill Academy / Mon 2nd Nov 2020 at 01:53pm

Halloween was not cancelled at Roydon Primary Academy.

WHILE the pandemic continues to put the brakes on several activities and traditions this year, Halloween looked likely to be the latest victim.

To ensure pupils in Reception at the school in Roydon got to experience some of the festivities, they were given their own pumpkin to carve.

Taking to the school’s outdoor learning space, the pupils scooped out their pumpkins and carved their own designs.

Every child in the school was also given a chocolate gift by the school’s PTA – FORSA – as they were not able to experience the fun of trick or treating this year.

Head of school Anna Myatt said: “We were adamant that Covid-19 was not going to spoilt Halloween for our children this year. As they were not going to get Halloween as they would usually know it this year, we wanted to do something special for them.

“It was an opportunity to do something with them that they may not have done before.

“They got real enjoyment out of carving their pumpkins and were so proud to take them home and show their families what they had done at school.”

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