Have a safe Halloween with the Plymouth Pumpkin Trail!

This year children in Plymouth won’t be able to undertake trick or treat as they normally would because of efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Instead, Luke Pollard is encouraging people to carve a pumpkin and put it in their window creating a ‘Plymouth Pumpkin Trail’. This follows the success of similar trails to entertain children from lockdown where people drew rainbows for their windows to thank the NHS and where people put bears in their window as part of Bear trails.

Luke Pollard and Sally Cresswell, a former local teacher, explain in this video how to carve a pumpkin and ask young people to do so with adult supervision.

Luke Pollard said:

“I want young people in Plymouth to have a safe and happy Halloween. We cannot trick and treat this year, so I am encouraging families to carve a pumpkin and put it in your window. I have carved a pumpkin and it is in my window. Have a safe and happy Halloween!”

Sally Cresswell said:

“During lockdown we had bears and rainbows in windows of homes. I loved seeing the hand drawn thanks to the NHS. Let’s do the same again with Halloween but please remember to ask an adult for help when carving a pumpkin.”

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