Year 8 pupils celebrated ‘”Día de los Muertos“, or Day of the Dead by making their annual pilgrimage up to the Senior School to join forces with their fellow students in Year 9. The morning was filled with Mexican culture-themed workshops and competitions with plenty of opportunities for everyone to practise their Spanish speaking skills. It also provided the perfect opportunity for the Year 8s to catch up with last year’s leavers and meet new Year 9 joiners ahead of their own transition to Senior School next September.
The day started with two of our Mexican students delivering an entertaining introduction to the human skeleton with a ‘Body Parts’ lesson in Spanish (much to the amusement of their peers). This was followed by a creative session during which students spent time designing and decorating their own iconic Día de los Muertos skulls.
The fun was rounded off with a visit to the fabulous Space Theatre for a screening of ‘The book of life’– a film about a young boy who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Based in the Mexican town of San Angel, the tale encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future; a perfect message for our students!
One Year 8 pupil summarised the day by saying “The morning was amazing and I really hope we can do this again next year when we are in Year 9. Thank you so much to the staff for organising this, we all benefitted from it.”