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The Quirky Quibbler

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Unleash the Spirit – A Week of Unity, Fun, and Celebration!

QQ reporter Selin T. dives into middle school costume fun.

The week-long dress-up event, or as we call it ‘Spirit Week’, certainly did not disappoint this year as many students took part in the fun of dressing up according to themes. Throughout the days of the week, we saw sparking enthusiasm and a collection of creative outfits that brought enlightenment to the new school grounds.

Monday, October 23rd – House Theme Day

Monday’s theme, “House Day” was for both teachers and students to dress up to represent their House. The idea was to wear clothing in the color of your House or a prop that signifies it and the motto was “Let’s wear our House spirit in full Spirit!”. For example, House Earth would use the color green while House Fire would resemble the color red, and so on. Everyone displaying their House color/theme was given a point which accumulated with the amount of students that participated. Here are the results: In fourth place was House Air with a total of 24 points. House Fire, which took third place, had a total of 25 points, barely surpassing House Air. Then, in second place was House Earth with 33 points. Finally, in first place was House Water winning an astonishing 48 points! Blue sure was a popular color on Monday.

Tuesday, October 24 – National dress/costume day

Tuesday continued Spirit Week with the theme “National Dress/Costume”. Students were encouraged to wear the cultural and national attire of a country to which they feel a special unity through family, friends, or having lived there. Another innovative idea was to create a blend of these outfits to represent the cultural identity of Third Culture Kids. Students proudly displayed traditional attire from various countries, showcasing the beauty and richness of different cultures. Indian traditional dresses, like Ghagra and Churidar, were a popular choice for Tuesday’s national dress theme. 

Wednesday, October 25th – Pyjama Day

Midweek brought forth a more casual theme “Pyjama Day”, encouraging students to dress in cozy home clothes. While some wore flannel pants and comfy sweatshirts, others wore fluffy animal onesies. Once again, house points were awarded to people who dressed up in accordance with the theme.

Thursday, October 26th – Dressed up for the wrong place/profession

Thursday unfolded with “landed in the wrong place,” motivating both students and teachers to break away from their usual school attire and explore unconventional outfits from different professions. The school grounds turned into a collision of diverse professions. From hostesses, and rock stars, to secret agents, a lot of teachers and students joined in on the fun of dressing up for the occasion.

Friday, October 27th – Halloween Themed Dress Day

The long-awaited Halloween celebration took place on the last day of Spirit Week. The idea was to dress in creative or spooky Halloween costumes. We saw a lot of engagement as the campus was overtaken by video game characters, aliens abducting students, iconic duos from our favorite childhood shows, and more. The rest of the students on the other hand took part in the fun by wearing simple Halloween-themed make-up, or pointy witch hats  which also contributed to the spooky atmosphere of Friday. The SIS Parent Community (SPC) organized a “Creepy Carnival” for the middle school students and upper school students were handed out special Halloween goodies. And with Halloween, Spirit Week came to an end. 

Fun fact: Did you know that you are not allowed to spook people in Sweden? 

Well, that was it for the SIS 2023-2024 Spirit Week. Did you enjoy dressing up and having fun with friends? Stay tuned for next year’s Spirit Week, and we hope to see more of you take part in the fun.

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