Halloween – Trick or Treat?
October has arrived and you can’t have missed the shelves full of Halloween merchandise filling our shops. It is reported to be the third highest spending festival in Britain after Christmas and Easter, with huge amounts of money being spent on sweets, pumpkins, party food and costumes. Many children will be out knocking on doors for ‘Trick or treat’ and, sadly, this is often accompanied by a rise in anti-social behaviour and nuisance crimes. At Holy Rood church we want to offer a cheaper, and less scary, alternative. Halloween is actually a shortening of ‘All Hallows Eve’, the day before All Saints Day. On 31st October we will be holding a Superheroes Activity morning for children aged 5 – 11 years. There will be craft, games, jigsaws and challenges and children will collect a bag of treats as they try different activities. We’ll also be looking at some of the Saints, the ‘Superheroes’ of our faith. There will be opportunities to win prizes including one for the best Superheroes fancy dress. Which Superhero will you be? Why not invent one of your own! The event starts at 10am and finishes with lunch at 12 noon to which all the family is invited. The cost is £2 per child and places can be booked by contacting Holy Rood Church Office.
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