Some of our young people can be quite tentative about ‘celebrating’ Halloween. Young people with religious outlooks tend to look away in distaste at some of the more gruesome merrymaking. Staff are also keen to not offend cultural sensitivities and so proceed tentatively. Support worker Kim Shreeve engaged with 3 young people at their home during half term. They carved pumpkins and decorated them all differently. This was the first time any of the young people had carved a pumpkin and the novelty was not lost on them. I dropped by mid-session and found all three boys so engaged in their activity that they didn’t realise that I was in the room for some time. The photos tell the story perfectly! After they had finished carving the pumpkins, the boys insisted that Kim stay in the kitchen while they prepared a large meal to thank her for the experience.