SCARY skeletons and ghastly ghouls were out in force to celebrate Halloween this week.
Pupils at Moorthorpe Primary School, on Regent Street, were excited to go back to school on Monday after the half-term break just so they could wear their scary costumes.
They celebrated with traditional games such as bobbing for apples and had spooky-themed classes, including a maths lessons counting a list of gruesome ingredients to make a variety of potions.
Some of the teachers also got into the spirit of the day as well by wearing their own scary costumes.
Deputy headteacher Pauline Pollard said: “It was a fantastic way to encourage learning but in a fun way.
“All the children really enjoyed themselves and looked great in their costumes.”
Later in the day they transformed a variety of vegetables into scary looking faces in a competition.
They then had a disco with lots of scrumptious treats, such as spider cup cakes.
A party was also held at Kinsley Coronation Working Men’s Club, on Ford Street on Friday.
Dale Dixon, bar manager at the club, said it was a real success.
He said: “More than 60 children turned up and played lots of games such as musical haunted statues and had the traditional apple bobbing. It was an excellent evening.”
He thanked Shaun Dixon who provided the decorations.