October has been the quite the month for the boys of ABE!! Now with everyone settled after a busy month of September and getting to meet all the new faces and places, now the real fun of Ridley can begin!
October held many fun events for the students at Ridley. In the beginning of the month, boys of ABE voluntarily took part in a 24 hour race against human trafficking. Thats right – 24 hours! ABEast had a great showing by two of our seniors Kal and Dima, who with a group of other rowers, rowed in 30 minute cycles for the full 24 hours. Im surprised they could even stand after for their Beast Of The Week photo after!
Of course, we cannot talk about October without mentioning halloween. Ridley went all out this year for halloween – having a dressup day in the Upper School as well as watching the Lower School do a costume parade of their own.
In the halls of ABE, that atmosphere was kept alive by the annual pumpkin carving contest, where boys carved thier best designs into pumpkins. All of the pumpkins where then put outside to greet the lower school students who came around for halloween. A big ABE roar goes out to our haloween team of Benni, Marcus, Oj and BJ who kept the thrills and chills alive for everyone who came knocking on ABE’s door.
During this month, ABE also took part in Bermuda Cup events, where each house competes in athletic style competitions for points. ABEast though intimidated at first, pulled through and earned points for our team. A special roar goes out to Hyunwoo for unlocking his special skill of putting the soccer ball in the top corner of the net every time!
Other events of this month included a pizza party that was held for ABEast as well as ABWest.