October 04: Is it Scary…? (Part 2)

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Halloween at The Beehive

For children, the scary part of October is the BEST part of October! And at the primary department of The Beehive, each class had its own way to celebrate autumn and Halloween.

Naomi and her class 2 had an afternoon of pumpkin carving.

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First they had to empty the pumpkins and then they could, carefully, carve them.
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Riley was the only one of the group to decide on carving a traditional Jack-O-Lantern. Nick wanted to make a silly one, Ruth opted for a cat and Nathan decided to created a ghost lantern.

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In the end, Riley was the only one who succeeded. But no matter, we all had fun right?

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While class 2 was carving pumpkins, Eva gathered her class 1 kids in the hallway to go on an autumn walk in the park.

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Before long, they arrived.

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They did some raking…rake

…and found a squirrel…squirrel

…and obviously Ellie had to give Isa a scare…

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After about an hour or two, they all sat down to have a picnic. They were even joined briefly by Megan Knight who was very interested in what they were eating.
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Lucy‘s class 3 had the afternoon off, because for the eldest pupils of the primary school, a special event had been set up. They got to come to school in the evening all dressed up!
Joshua and Miriam Edwards almost hadn’t been allowed to go, father John feels a celebration like Halloween is so very heathen and he didn’t want any children of his to be a part of it, but Lucy assured him no satan worshipping would be going on and big sister Martha gave her father a piece of her mind too. It was just a children’s celebration! In the end, John caved, but there was no way his children could dress up as witches or ghost pirates. So, Miriam went as a tiger, and Joshua as a hotdog.

First, the group had a very scary dinner…Spooky dinner

…Then, Lucy told a ghost story… (Shhh… We’re not telling John…)

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…and they had their picture taken…

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And then it was time for the best part of the night; Trick or treat-ing! The school had send out letters to all the residents of Orange Blossom, Honeycomb Valley’s main residential area, to ask them to put out a lit pumpkin this night if the class 3 were welcome to ring their doorbell. And yay! Lots of people did!Trick or treat

At the Wyler residence Patty had gone all out!

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At 22:00 the kids and their teacher arrived back at school with lots of candy in their pockets. It had been a great night!

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Esme’s plan

The last days of October marked the start of a week long autumn break for the kids and teens of The Beehive.
Esme had a great plan for the start of these holidays! She called up her friend Martha to invite her over and discuss the details.

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Pretty soon, Martha arrived and Esme told her friend all about her plan: let’s invite the whole class and camp out for a night in the woods! We’ll bring some music and build a fire, it’ll be scary, but awesome!

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Martha agreed. Well, her father would never agree to let her go, but who cares! She’d just sneak out! And so the girls immediately picked up their phones to call their classmates.

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Aiden was in, Jeffrey was in, Sophie was in, Ruby was coming, Finn was obviously going to be there, Esme asked her sister face to face and when Rachel heard Sadie was going, she agreed to come too.call

And so, they gathered in the woods that night. Of course, Esme and Finn were immediately all over each other again, which made Rachel wonder why she agreed to come…

To understand what’s going on between Esme, Finn and Rachel; read the story of Camp Windiwell 03 here)

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“Oh leave them be”, Sadie told her best friend. “I’ve moved on and forgave her, Rach, I think you should really try to move on too…”

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All Rachel could think was that it was easier said than done and how she had always loved Finn more than Sadie had, but she said nothing and welcomed a hug from her best friend.

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It was a fun night. They built a fire, had a dance…

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… sent texts to romantic interests in foreign countries….text

… And Esme and Finn had lots of making out sessions…

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I was starting to wonder if Esme hadn’t planned this whole night just for her own benefit, and when I saw her entering a tent and Finn following, I knew I was right…

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Right… Let’s hope Rachel wasn’t near that tent…
Meanwhile Jeffrey and Sadie tossed a ball around.

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A few hours later, everyone had found a tent to sleep in. Although, in Esme and Finn’s tent there wasn’t much sleeping going on it seems….
Sophie was being tough and decided to sleep outside. But maybe this was just so the beeps of her phone when her texts came in wouldn’t wake anyone else up…

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Halfway through the night however, it started to hail. This was too much for Sophie.

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She quickly went for cover in Martha’s tent.

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Yes, Sophie, nights are certainly getting colder. It’s getting close to November, after all…

Also this October…

Look, it’s Miss Anna, all packed. Where is she going, you wonder? Anna is going abroad for a year. What about Matthew, you wonder? Why? What about him? He has a nanny, doesn’t he…?
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