Old haunts

Oct. 31, 2019 | Things got spooky in Ms. Carey's Form II and III English Language Arts class this morning.

For the past 15 years, Mr. Crowther has run a scary short story contest open to students, faculty, and staff. The idea originally came about when Mr. Crowther was working in the English Department. "Writing scary stories really taps into our students' creative writing potential," Mr. Crowther explains. Since then it has been a yearly tradition with most of our English teachers incorporating it into their class units. Mrs. Carey has been including the contest into her creepy curriculum for years, encouraging her students to read their stories to their peers. "Having them read aloud gives them practice in using expression and tone," Mrs. Carey shared. "They learn how to be a receptive audience and how to give some good feedback to their peers."

This year Mr. Crowther received about 20 submissions with six winners announced in Bantam, Junior, and Senior categories. The winners received a variety of petrifying prizes including skeletons for the seniors, ghoulish gloves for the juniors, and slime for the bantams. And of course, plenty of candy.

Spook-tacular job to our winners!

Evan J., Form III "An Old Friend..."

Emma A., Form III "The Man With The Dark Grey Fedora"

Catherine G., Form V "Wedding Dress"

Elisabeth M., Form V "Hooves"

Justine S., Form VI Form "Fate of the Firstborn"

Cala T., Form VII "Pretty In White"

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.