A Spooky Spot of STEM at School with extra helpings of Halloween Fun!

Zombies, witches and scary skeletons – there were all sorts of spooky goings-on at Leswalt Primary today! Our school of usually fresh-faced, smiling children were transformed for the day into a terrifying bunch of Halloween characters! Aaargh!

The morning started with the judging of the Fancy dress competition.

P1/2 – Colin (with a special prize for Lily!)

P3 – Ellie

P4 – Kaiden

P5 – Rose

P6 – Malcolm

P7 – Joshua

Our two House Captains Gregor and Andrew had organised Halloween afternoon fun in the hall for each class which involved some zombie dancing, creepy corners game, pumpkin race and musical spooky chairs.

p1-4 had great fun both pumpkin AND neep carving. Safe to say the neep required all their strength. There was even a broken knife to show for it! In the afternoon, after their Halloween party fun, the boys and girls created a delightful concoction to make their pumpkin and neep carvings puke – yes it was as yucky as it sounds! STEM fun at its finest!

P5-7 created some stunning spooky silhouettes and then planned and designed their very own paper bat to participate on the Bat Track – which bat design flew the furthest I wonder? And to top the afternoon off, the pupils designed catapults. The challenge? Plan, design and build a catapult to launch your mini chocolate pumpkin through the air – could they land in the pumpkin patch?  Lots of fun – but hidden in there was plenty of engineering and problem-solving too. Check out the photos below!

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