Fairies, witches, zombies, cartoon characters and superheroes all marched together in the inaugural Bronxville Elementary School Halloween Parade, held on the school’s track on Oct. 31.
As part of a revamped tradition, which was previously reserved for kindergartners and faculty members, all students had the opportunity to get dressed in costumes and show them off in school this year. As a way to further promote community-building within the school, the younger students were paired with their older peers, who took on the roles of buddies, as they marched together in the parade.
“This was an opportunity for us all to be together as a school and celebrate while helping younger students make connections with the older students,” Principal Tricia Murray said.
Before the parade, Bronxville High School seniors – who were dressed in Halloween costumes – visited several elementary school classrooms to help the younger students get into the spirit of Halloween. They gave out treats, read books and led Halloween-themed activities and arts and craft projects. The collaboration was not only aimed at allowing the high school students to give back to their community, but also to foster strong school connections.