November, 10 2015
Original costumes, frightful stories, beautiful decorations, pumpkin carving, these are the elements that make Halloween such a special holiday, a holiday that is too exciting not to be celebrated within the Access family. It is always extraordinary and exhilarating, and the Access students from Moldova have a lot of fun learning about it, and afterwards practicing all the traditions.
It is by far one of the most expected holidays of kids all around the world, and definitely one of the most favorite holidays of the Access students from Moldova. These creative souls are always eager to do something different and special. Therefore, around 100 Access students from Grigoriopol, Causeni, Ungheni, Anenii Noi and Balti organized special celebrations to honor this SPOOK-tacular holiday. In addition to learning about how this holiday came to life and how people celebrate it, they got dressed up in scary costumes, sang Halloween songs, and created beautiful decorations, and, obviously, made Jack-o-Lanterns. This way, they set up the appropriate creepy atmosphere.
The Access students from Causeni and Ungheni found this occasion too special not to share it with others. That's why the participants from Causeni organized a petrifying (in a good way) lesson for the 20 children they had been working with as part of their final community project- Teach English through Creativity. They got ready with dances, costumes, the traditional Pumpkin Carving, and delicious treats for their little students.
The Access group from Ungheni, on the other hand, went to a local kindergarten and organized amazing Halloween activities for a group of kids. They helped them to make Halloween masks, talked to them about this holiday and told them about Trick-or-Treating, and then the kids put into practice their knowledge, getting candy for saying the magic words.
In addition to all these regional activities, a Scary Story-Marathon was organized for all the Access students. Therefore, the students put their imagination to work, so that many original spooky stories were written. The new students from Soroca and Taraclia helped in selecting the most remarkable ones.
The authors of the best stories are:
1st place- Daria Bintu, Ribnita
2nd place- Irina Babuci, Edinet
3rd place, Nichita Babiuc, Edinet
Honorable Mention- Natalia Visneacova, Edinet
Honorable Mention- Alexandra Luca, Grigoriopol