Hallowe’en is fast approaching and you’re probably thinking about going out trick or treating. BUT before you do, think about keeping yourself and others safe. Read through these guidelines and organise a safe outing
- Consider only approaching neighbours you know
This will keep you safer and make the experience more sociable
- Only head to houses that are decorated
People who decorate their houses are more likely to be interested and to have planned some treats.
- Be respectful of people and property
Not everybody celebrates Hallowe’en and not everybody will open the door or give you a treat. That’s their choice and you must respect it. Do not cause any damage to their property and be respectful to them.
- Be wary of time
Don’t go knocking too late – even people who were feeling generous early in the evening may not be so keen in the late evening.
- Be grateful
Just as some households might have hoards of sweets ready for trick or treaters, others might be less prepared. If they go raiding through their cupboard to find something, and you’re not impressed by what they find, take it and be grateful anyway.
- Remember manners
Trick or treat aren’t the only words you know! Make sure you remember to say please and thank you. People value politeness.
- Take an adult with you or nearby
Hallowe’en falls after the clocks go back which means it will get dark very early. Don’t put yourself at risk; invite an adult to supervise your outing.
Have fun trick or treating this year!
On behalf of Student Council