Year 11 Create Halloween Pumpkins at Roots & Shoots


The Year 11 students at Lansdowne School returned from college just before the half term break with some brilliant Halloween lanterns. Each week the students attend the nearby Roots and Shoots college. This is a place where independence and community awareness are key.

The lanterns were made in one single session at Roots and Shoots. Each pupil had to first carefully cut the top of the pumpkin, and then remove the seed and flesh. This was then placed in the compost to recycle.

Unique designs were then carved out. These had been sketched out on paper. The final task was to wash the pumpkins to remove any dirt and make them presentable. Each student could then take their pumpkins home ahead of Halloween.

We have plans to grow our own pumpkins at Lansdowne School once the new playground is complete. We will be able to have a dedicated gardening space. One suggestion is to grown the pumpkins, and then possibly sell them once we have added in some unique Halloween designs.

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