What comes to your mind when you hear the word Halloween? When you are asked to attend a Halloween party, how would you dress up? Indeed, Halloween is one of the biggest events a town, an institution or even s company would celebrate with most of the themes portraying the thrilling characters we see in the movies, from witches, chuckie, ghost bride and the like. This year, as Stepping Stone-Makati celebrates Halloween, we came up to a theme that would display a colorful and child-like environment THE CARNIVAL.
Children were all dressed like those who would be seen in the carnival; clowns, magicians, dolls, acrobat performers etc. And of course teachers also wore their costumes. There is a simultaneous activity around the school. Early Intervention classroom performed with children going to party and dances lead by Teacher March and Teacher Sherry, where parents also joined. Carnival will never be then without games, and that was done at the Functional Academics and Teen-adult classrooms where magic shows and a special dance number happen. The children look so happy
dancing, playing, and receiving their prizes and of course watching the magic show by our University of Makati (UMAK) Psychology Interns. They were all entertained by the Halloween dance performance of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Occupational and Speech Therapy Interns. We built a horror tunnel along the school ramp, where the children needed to cross before they were able to go and watch the magic show. We also had the yearly Fashion Show where the children were able to showcase their costumes and had their pictures taken. The kids walked as their names were called with the brief explanation and background of what their costumes are. A sense of joy and pride could not denied when you see the children’s faces, as well as their parents who look very proud and entertained.
Halloween Party cannot be celebrated without trick or treat. After the simultaneous activities, we had a lot