St Joseph’s Secondary School in Tulla has been transformed into the school of horrors for this Hallowe’en weekend, which will see ghoulish displays and activities taking place on Friday and Saturday evening.
Transition-year pupils at the school have been working hard in co-ordination with the parents’ association to conjure up ghosts and spirits and to dig up skeletons of teachers past as part of the project.
The scary idea was put together under the guidance of parents’ association chairperson, John Stack, who explains that he decided to base it around a haunted school in Knocknagoshel, County Kerry.
The school’s transition year pupils have paid particular attention to detail and with the help of artistic director, Peter Brown and specialist make-up artist, Amy Price, those brave enough to visit the haunted school will not be disappointed.
Those that cross the school’s threshold are warned that they will taking a step into the dark side and no guarantees can be given that all those that enter will return.
There will be eight different experiences for those that do enter and each one every bit as scary as the next. Each will be located in the haunted quad of the school and those that frighten easily or who have high blood pressure or a heart condition are advised to enter at their own peril.
Preparations have been ongoing for the last seven weeks and pupils have spent their mid-term helping out with the necessary transformation. Funds raised from the weekend’s activities will go towards the school, following the cut backs for the transition year pupils.
Tickets for the two-day event are available at the door of the school and a family rate is also available. Each night’s scary entertainment takes place from 6.30pm until late.