Nursery learns the meaning of Halloween

PUBLISHED: 06:22 02 November 2006 | UPDATED: 09:58 31 May 2010

Molly makes a conker necklace while

Molly makes a conker necklace while

LITTLE ones had a week of Halloween fun at Heidi s Montessori Nursery School in Clavering. The youngsters hollowed out and carved faces in extra large pumpkins as they learned the real meaning of the scary festival. Headteacher Heidi Moyer said: The chil

LITTLE ones had a week of Halloween fun at Heidi's Montessori Nursery School in Clavering.

The youngsters hollowed out and carved faces in extra large pumpkins as they learned the real meaning of the scary festival.

Headteacher Heidi Moyer said: "The children had great fun as we celebrated the harvest and discussed how the traditions of Halloween came about.

"It was originally a Celtic festival celebrating the gathering in of crops and we went out on a nature walk so the children could see how the season is changing outside.

"As well as carving faces into pumpkins, they had fun making popcorn and drinking juice from pumpkin flasks.

"They also dressed up in Halloween costumes and made orange pumpkin hats and tall black witches hats."

The children made seasonal crafts such as conker necklaces and rounded off a packed week by listening to stories from Winnie, the friendly witch.

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