It’s a tradition most people grew up doing: dressing up as a witch, goblin or zombie for Halloween! It was like the dress rehearsal; you got to show off your costume at school before you actually went out on the hunt for candy!
But some schools across Canada are putting an end to this tradition, and instead, coming up with a new way to celebrate the spooky and candy-riddled day. Some schools say that some kids are just too scared of the costumes today.
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This Halloween, a Winnipeg elementary school is banning costumes and instead students can participate in spirit week.
The school’s administration decided to have four different themed dress-up days during the week in which Halloween falls. On Oct. 31, it will be “tie and scarf” day.
This isn’t the first Canadian school to put the kibosh on Halloween celebrations.
Robert Thornton Public School in Whitby, Ont., stopped having a Halloween costume day at school several years ago. And the principal, Nazneen Dindar, said the reaction has been positive.
Some parents think it’s all gone too far. Some parents are fighting back saying that it’s meant to be a fun day for the kids-and a day of pretend and fantasy.
I do know that everything in today’s world is more graphic…including costumes. I am, however, leaning on the side of this is all just a little too over the top. I think we should let the kids have some fun!
What do you think?