Guess the weight of the pumpkin is a PLK Ho Yuk Ching 1984 College tradition. There was a table at the entrance to the school for the week prior to Halloween.
Entry for ‘Guess the Weight’ was open to the whole school, including the teachers. Requirements were to write their name, contact number and weight on a sheet found on the table.
Each student is able to lift it, notice its shape and to feel it. Some students even tried dressing up the pumpkins with some funny glasses and headbands.
The guesses for the white pumpkin ranged from 50 pounds to just 1 pound in weight. The actual pumpkin weighed 8.38 pounds and the students who guessed the closest to the weight was Billy from class 6B with a guess of 8.5 pounds. Next, were Amy from class 6A and Raymond from class 6B – they both guessed the weight at 8.8 pounds. English teacher Ms. Ng was very close too with a guess at 9 pounds.
Everyone is a winner who participated and Halloween treats will be distributed to those who made guesses, by members of the English Society.