Oct. 29, 2018

Contact: Beth Stefanik, Director of Communications
434.296.5106 (o) | 434.282.4371 (c) | bstefanik@stab.org

St. Anne's-Belfield Middle School Students Create Technology-Fueled Haunted Library

Charlottesville, Va., Oct. 29, 2018 - St. Anne's-Belfield School's Learning Village Library will host a "haunted house" for School families inspired by Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


The event will be presented by fifth and sixth grade students who voluntarily read Gaiman's work and then created a number of technology-based projects to terrify those who dare visit. The students worked on their projects during the School's "FAB Lab" time, or time set aside for student-directed inquiry each week, and combined reading and computer science skills to create an event for the School community.


"It's amazing what The Graveyard Book inspired these students to create," said librarian and FAB Lab facilitator Sarah FitzHenry. "We'll have a spooky ghost heartbeat that students coded, an eery drum that makes noise without a drummer created with a MakeyMakey, and more."
The haunted library will also feature a giant spiderweb that glows with blacklight paint and a handmade coffin that opens with real hinges, among other surprises for attendees.


LOCATION: St. Anne's-Belfield School (799 Faulconer Drive)

DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 30

TIME:  6:00 p.m.



St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of nearly 900 students and 150 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Fifteen countries are represented in the student body, with 40 percent of students receiving financial aid. More information may be found at www.stab.org

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