Halloween and 'El Día de los Muertos' celebrations

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The MFL department in conjunction with the Library and other  departments celebrated ‘El día de los muertos’. It is traditionally celebrated on 1st and 2nd of November in Mexico and other central and South American countries but we decided to do our celebration on 31st October and November 1st to tie in with Halloween. Students learned about the different celebrations and traditions in form time and lesson time. Activities all over school involved making skulls, hats and even traditional bread of the dead ‘pan de los muertos‘. Some students and staff also got into the ‘spirit’ of the celebrations by dressing up.

Well done to all our bakers who brought some fantastic ‘Pan de Muerto’ (or Bread of the Dead) to embrace the cultural celebration of el Día de los Muertos in Mexico! Fourteen Year 8 and Year 9 students have entered the competition drawing links with Languages and Food Tech. Their breads were judged on appearance, texture and overall effort. All the students thoroughly enjoyed taking part and they should all be very proud of themselves! Congratulations in particular to Amina in Year 9 for winning our ‘Pan de Muerto Bake Off’, and to our joint runners up Jannah and Oskar in Year 8 and Callum in Year 9!