East Front Public School Students Haunt College Residence
(Pictured above: Students from East Front Public School enjoyed some early trick-or-treating
Wednesday afternoon in the college residence at St. Lawrence College.)
(Cornwall) – Young ghosts, goblins and devils haunted the hallways of St. Lawrence College Wednesday morning in search of Halloween treats.
The college hosted about 50 Grades 1 and 2 students from East Front Public School for some early trick-or-treating in the college residence. The students were provided with a boxed lunch courtesy of Brown’s Fine Foods before roaming dorm hallways to fill their bags with Skittles, Smarties, candy corn and Humpty Dumpty potato chips.
East Front Principal Joe Harty said the event was a way for both the school and college to build community partnerships while providing a fun, safe place for trick-or-treating.
"It’s also a way for us to help create the conditions where kids can dream big,” said Harty. “This is another opportunity to expose our children to something positive, in a situation where they are able to have a lot of fun.”
While the day was about fun, the early exposure to college will also allow the children to connect attending college with a positive memory while learning important skills – like how to behave in public, said Harty.
Students such as Conner Blayney, dressed as Captain America, lined up for candy from paramedic-in-training Christopher Thind – who emerged from his dorm room as Jason from the Halloween movies. Samantha Green came to her residence door dressed as a zombie and provided some Halloween joy to Reese Guay, dressed as a princess.
At the end of the day, the East Front students enjoyed a story and subsequent scavenger hunt, allowing the kids to "save Halloween" by finding the bones from three coloured skeletons and solving a Halloween mystery.
The day was organized with the assistance of Brown’s Fine Foods, Residence Manager Lindsay Cooper, and the St. Lawrence College Student Union.
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Posted November 2, 2012