Episode 6: ‘This is Halloween’

On Halloween, the Fun Kids discover that for one night the dead can walk the earth with unexpected consequences — particularly for lovelorn, Destinee.

Task 1: Year 7 English

The Fun Kids discover that for one night the dead can leave the park to walk among the living. In pairs, debate the pros and cons of this for the Fun Kids. Bring a third person in to listen, evaluate the debate and choose the most convincing side.

AC9E7LY02: Year 7 English | Literacy: Interacting with others | Use interaction skills when discussing and presenting ideas and information including evaluations of the features of spoken texts.


Task 2: Year 8 English

Stories for the screen, like written texts, are structured. There are many types of story structures, the most common being the three-act structure. If a story is structured using a three-act structure it has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Put simply, each act plays a role in the overall development of the story and includes:

Act 1: introduces characters and the world, establishing the status quo. An inciting incident disrupts normalcy, propelling the protagonist into conflict.

Act 2: intensifies challenges, with characters responding and evolving. Midpoint presents a twist, thrusting the protagonist in a new direction.

Act 3: escalates tension, leading to the climax, and resolution.

Research the three-act structure online then watch this full episode. Identify each act in the episode and describe what happens within it. Discuss and table your findings as a class.


Story structure: the order in which a story organised. A story structure is the framework that guides the storytelling and engages the audience.

AC9E8LA03: Year 8 English | Language: Text structure and organisation | Explain how texts are structured depending on their purpose and how language features vary, recognising that some texts are hybrids that combine different genres or elements of different genres.


Task 3: Years 7 and 8 Media Arts

The cemetery is decked out for a Halloween party. Siobhan, Violetta and Destinee are surprised to find Bridget — a non-binary person obsessed with researching morbid accidents in Asphodel Heights — sitting on Destinee’s grave. A conversation follows.

Identify the camera angles, camera movements and shot sizes used in this scene then explain how they provide insight into the characters and the situation.

AC9AMA8D01: Years 7 and 8 Media Arts| Developing practices and skills | Develop media production skills throughout the production process to construct representations using media languages and media technologies.


Task 4: Years 7 and 8 Media Arts

Remus visits the home of Edmund Henley, builder of the Crazy Fun Park, and sets it on fire. Watch the scene up to where Remus discovers the petrol can, then storyboard a new ending to the scene. Include an image, dialogue, and sound (music and SFX).

AC9AMA8C01: Years 7 and 8 Media Arts| Creating and making | Design and structure media arts works to communicate ideas, perspectives and meaning for an intended audience.


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