A Very Spooky Morning at ACEP
Monday, November 2, 2020
Friday morning was a very special day for the foreign teachers at Assumption College English Program, as it’s one of their favourites – Halloween! The spooky day happens once a year on the evening of October 31st. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.
The foreign teachers hosted a Halloween morning assembly for the students to enjoy a fantastic custom from our home countries. MC’ed by Mr. Nick, the morning began with our regular mystery teacher trivia. Each week, a mystery teacher is hidden and students must solve the clues to identify the teachers. This week, Mr. Kaiya and Ms. Varanya were the lucky two.
Following the mystery teacher, the annual Halloween costume contest began. Year group teachers decided on the most impressive, scary and outrageous get ups. Contestants were invited onto the stage to show off their fancy dress and explain their inspiration for their costumes to receive a prize in the form of candy!
Next up was the coveted Halloween dance off! It wouldn’t be a proper Halloween without the classic “Monster Mash” dance-off between year groups. Once you hear “He did the mash, it was a graveyard smash!” rings out of the loud speaker and the tutorial video plays on the big screen, all of hades breaks loose and teachers and students alike break out into hundreds of zombie like dancing machines!
The activity was concluded with big thank you to all the teachers and students for participating and a very special thank you to Mr. Nick for hosting the event. Great fun was had by all.
Written by Mr. Alexander Brown