Girl Witches: Strong, Fearless, Magical

Junior Girls Megan and Josie provide us a glimpse into the many portrayals of girl witches in literature, TV and Movies from around the world, many of whom embody strength, intelligence and bravery in the face of adversity.

Witchcraft Trials through the Ages: Great Britain

We recently heard the story of the Pendle Witches from Lancashire (UK) and read about how girls were subjected to “witch tests” so as to determine their crimes. It was whilst digging deeper that stories from all over Great Britain came to light, and with spooky...

Witchcraft: a brief history

As Halloween nears we see the familiar images of evil witches with pointed hats and green skin everywhere. Society, though, has not always been so light-hearted towards the idea witchcraft and magic. Witchcraft became a crime in most countries from about 1450 – 1780...

The Pendle Witches

When most people think of a notorious witch trial, their minds automatically go to Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. However, the title of the most influential trial in the 17th century goes to the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612. Twelve people were accused of witchcraft....

Halloween and Witches: Why do we celebrate Halloween?

October 31st, the day when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play! Not forgetting the witches of course! So why do we celebrate this day? As a girl, I enjoyed dressing up, scaring friends and going trick or treating but to be honest I had no idea why. The origins are...

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