Next event: 26th to 31st October 2020

Pumpkin festival


The pumpkin trail

STEP 1: Paint, decorate and/or carve your pumpkin and display it outside or in a window. Add a Friends of Ivy Chimneys School Pumpkin Festival sign which you can colour in. (There is also a sign available which makes it clear you won't be inviting trick or treaters which you can download here.)

STEP 2: Take a photo of your pumpkin and upload it to the school’s Google Drive (a link will be sent to everyone by Parentmail) - no children in the photos please as its a public website. Here's how you upload your photo:

  • Save your photo as your child’s first name, initial of surname, and class (if you don’t, we can’t name the winners). You will need to do this on a PC or Mac, rather than on a phone.
  • Go to the google drive address (which will be sent by ParentMail) and click on the folder for your child’s year group. Once in there, click the “New +” icon on the left side of the screen and upload your child's pumpkin photo.
  • Take care not to delete or move anyone else’s photo as everyone has access to the folders. If you struggle, you can email your photo with your child’s name, class and year group to

STEP 3: Go for a walk around Epping and see how many pumpkins you can find - or view pumpkin entires online! Winners will be announced here on 2nd November 2020.

The scavenger hunt

STEP 1: Get your own scavenger hunt map and list. How many seasonal items do you think you find on the roads surrounding Ivy Chimneys School?

STEP 2: Get dressed up and join us for a socially distanced hunt from 4pm till 6pm on Friday 30th or Saturday 31st (or any time during half term) - have a socially distanced chat with your friends and swap tips!

STEP 3: Tick off as many items as you can find from the list and have fun!


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