We have been getting into the spooky Halloween spirit at Silx this half term from sugar skulls, pumpkin carving, spooky trips and parties we have done it all….
We started the week on Monday 23rd with an incredibly spooky trip to Beamish for the special Halloween themed evening, we teamed up with our friends from Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum and it was great! The young people made a great effort with their fancy dress costumes and headed off after dark for a spoooooky spectacular! Once they arrived at Beamish they explored the museum, checking out the old fashioned sweet shop, chip shop, the mine and taking a ride on the tram only this visit had lots of ghosts and gouls lurking around every corner….. the young people that attended were very brave!
Our Teen Bar sessions this week have centred around Halloween with lots of creative arts and crafts and some creative cooking in the kitchen. The young people have made masks, skull tealights, we have carved pumpkins and they have made tasty chocolate apples and sugar skuls- I’m sure you will agree that it all looks great, we have lots of very talented and creative people amongst us here at Silx….
On Wednesday 25th we held our Annual Halloween Party, this is always a very popular event with the young people and this year was no exception with over 30 young people attending. We decorated Silx like always and made it look like a scary haunted house and the young people looked fantastic in their costumes, even the workers dressed up!
The night kicked off with lots of music and dancing, the young people kept the workers right with the moves to Saturday night, the cha cha slide and the Macarena!
We played lots of Halloween Themed games including the mummy game- the young people really enjoyed wrapping themselves up in toilet roll ha ha, the young people decorated marshmallows, we had a take on pin the tail on the donkey called ‘Give the Witch a wart’ that was really good fun and of course no party is complete without musical statues! All of the young people got involved and there was prizes for the winners!
The young people enjoyed a feast of hotdogs, crisps, doughnuts and all of the other sweet treats they had made throughout the week!
We had our Annual Fancy dress competition and this year our winners were Lucy as an 80s Zombie and Georgia as a zombie Snow White!
We had a great night and we’ve kept the decorations up for the 31st! HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEN!!