26 October 2016

Pupils enter into the spirit of Halloween with prize pumpkins

Imaginative students from the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership have been carving up some frightfully fangtastic sculptures this Halloween as part of a chilling competition that has seen them win a petrifying prize – in the shape of a book (or in this case, spook) token.

The ATLP’s 4,500 plus students from Arthur Terry, Brookvale, Coleshill, Hill West, Mere Green, Slade, Stockland Green school, were asked to build an imaginative and entertaining Halloween sculpture out of a pumpkin.

Schools were a-squash with entries and judges had the terrifying task of picking the winners. Wicked designs ranged from a pumpkin eating a smaller pumpkin, feasting on a satsuma and even a pink pumpkin Cheshire Cat.

Andrew Chaplin, assistant headteacher at the Arthur Terry School, said:

We’ve had a huge crop of entries and were overwhelmed by the number and quality of children’s designs – it’s tough to whittle these down to just a few.

Congratulations to all of our dynamic students who entered into the spirit of teamwork and Halloween. Not only did they sink their teeth into the contest and meet a tight deadline, but their flair for design demonstrates young people’s ingenuity and an ability to think for themselves. It also helps that they enjoy a bit of fearsome fun and spooking a teacher or two!”