Celest students celebrate Halloween with fun activities

The Municipal School Center for Foreign Languages ​​(Celest), maintained by João Pessoa City Hall, through the Municipal Department of Education and Culture (Sedec), prepared themed classes to celebrate ‘Halloween Day’, which is celebrated this Tuesday (31). Activities related to the date continue until Wednesday (1st) in the morning, afternoon and night shifts.

“We always work with students on different cultural issues. Not just Halloween, as it was today, but also other themes that work within culture, both North American and European in general, within the languages ​​used”, explained English teacher, Ana Carolina Pimenta.

In the case of Halloween, students were prepared to understand the meaning of the date, as it is celebrated in the culture of the United States and Canada, which are the countries that celebrate the day most. The students studied the issue of giving sweets for play, vocabulary development, learned a little about literature, as well as knowledge of some children’s films.

Student Melyssa Azevedo Araújo, 11 years old, from Escola Municipal Aruanda, didn’t miss the opportunity and made her own costume. “I really liked the people who came in costume. Very interesting. I didn’t celebrate before. I never had that experience. And the choice of my costume, as I didn’t want to be a werewolf, was someone who was attacked by him”, said the student.

The students already brought up this topic last week during the ‘Intercultural Week’ presentations. “I think it’s interesting that we work on the topic precisely because they are here to learn about a new language. So, it is interesting for them to know the culture of the target language country. Some students are a little afraid of learning about Halloween, but we are here precisely to demystify that. Bringing all the meaning in a more playful, lighter way, and showing them that this culture is now there for us to play with”, said the English teacher, Tatiana Oliveira.

At the end of each class, students had to say, in English, the word ‘Trick-or-treat’, to receive a sweet.

Celest, which is located at Avenida Presidente Epitácio Pessoa, nº 1840, in the Expedicionários neighborhood, was decorated with ghosts, pumpkins, spiders, and bats that are one of the most childish classics.

The post first appeared on www.joaopessoa.pb.gov.br

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