The halls of Morrin School were filled with all kinds of creatures on Friday morning.

The school's Grade 10 initiation had their Grade 12 students pick costumes for their younger counterparts, and go classroom to classroom showing off their outfits.

While the day is all in good fun, there is a greater part behind it. The students also raise money for STARS air ambulance.

"Larry Anderson was our principal back in the 80's, and he started the STARS fundraiser. It is still kind of an initiation, we have the Grade 12s take out the Grade 10s and they go around the community raising money for STARS," explained Principal Don Yavis. "We have been doing this every year since 1989 and after today, our total will exceed $45,000 donated towards STARS."

The school was also nominated by STARS for a philanthropy award in Calgary for their many years of supporting the organization.

"We do it every year at Morrin School. We just go around to the community and raise money for STARS. I am dressed as the Green Giant. The Grade 12 choose our costumes for us and we try and dress up as best we can," said Sam Gridley, who was covered head to toe in green facepaint with a bag of frozen peas pinned to his hip.

Other costumes included a figure skater, a princess and some that were a little more obscure.

"I am a sophisticated cow. I just picked my own costume because I couldn't find the original one. It (this day) means a lot of helping and charity, but it kind of just fun too," concluded Grade 12 student Sierra Bilson, who was dressed in a cow costume with a top hat.

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