Lucton is an inspirational learning environment for students. We place emphasis on holistic development where every student is cared for, challenged and equipped to live out the distinctive values of the school. At the same time, freedom is also the most important thing for Luctonians!
Each student's nature is respected in Lucton, and we give them sufficient opportunities and rights, including but not limited to daily life and study. Luctonians are good at organizing their time and making plans, but they also crave opportunities to relax and show themselves, which means Halloween is really a wonderful moment for them.
Halloween, which is a party for students, from the planning to the end of the activity is entirely organized by their own. While enjoying Halloween, they also showed their intelligence, unfettered imagination, creativity and efficient execution.
The following is a Halloween report from Sophie Xu, the communication director of the Student Leadership Team:
On the night of October 25, Halloween has dawned on Lucton School Shanghai in advance! There are many different activities included in the Halloween party, as introduced below:
DIY pumpkin rice balls
Participants could use moulds, rice, nori, canned tuna and different sauce provided to make their own cute pumpkin rice balls. There were ghost and pumpkin shaped moulds available for choosing, and you could also choose between orange or white coloured rice to make your rice balls. Every two teams were supposed to vote for the best rice ball of their team and eventually the NPCs would decide which team makes the best rice ball. However, the rice balls were too good for anyone to stop their making and eating and therefore the contest time was cancelled for most of the times. According to our NPC Judy, who was really impressed by the performance of team F, team F kept making and eating rice balls and actually asked for more ingredients several times. Their jolly vibe has even brought happiness to the NPCs!
DIY personalized toys
The activity took place at B102 classroom, and it was basically about using all kinds of materials to decorate little white toys like mini-busts, bears, little angels…… One could choose whatever decoration one likes to personalize the toy. During the making process, some participants had come out with great work with extremely bold (creative) techniques. Take our classmate Keelan for example, he firstly dipped his whole toy into a can of paints and then washed it in the water can. The outcome was surprisingly artistic. This technique impressed one of the NPCs Amelia so much that she even tried to use this example to inspire the participants from later that were clueless about what to do.
Soft Air Guns
The rule of this game is that two teams were fighting against each other; each participant has a name tag on their back and shooting one enemy for three times means you get his/her name tag. The person who has most nametags would be the best player. According to the NPCs of this game, Shelley and Cathy, this game was a blast, and watching their classmates flying all over the room trying to shoot each other made them feel fun and engaged. A huge round of applause for the NPCs of this group for their sweeping up around five hundred bullets after the games.
Theme Ghost House
The theme of the ghost house was: travelling a hundred years from now to Lucton. To make the environment look like a deserted school, the NPCs of this activity hauled all the tables and chairs out onto the hallway and placed them randomly and used candles to mimic starlight. The rule of this game was to ask a team of players to find three treasures following two clues. Two of the treasures would require keys to open, and the players would have to find the keys themselves. What was worth mentioning was the service spirit of the NPCs of this activity. Not only did they start to decorate the ghost house from the night before, they even managed to keep scaring people when the light got accidently switched on during one of the games. Although the quality of the scaring was very much weakened by the wrong lighting, the excellence of their perseverance was worthy of the praise from every one of us.
The cinema is located in the stadium and the movie was “The Conjuring 1”. According to one of the audiences (thank you Ashley), the atmosphere was amazing and the movie was well chosen. It was a great experience.