ST. CATHARINES - Thomas Puckett would have some choice words to say if told he couldn’t wear a costume to school on Halloween.
“I would just say, ‘That’s not fair, because I want to have some fun,’” the nine-year-old student said of a move by a select few Niagara schools to bar kids from wearing their Halloween costumes. Instead, those schools are going with variations on “Spirit Day,” asking kids to come not in costume but in orange and black clothes.
McKay public school in Port Colborne, and — for older students — Canadian Martyrs School have both instituted such days, but reaction has been broadly negative to the idea, and it was no different when The Standard took the question to the streets Sunday.
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