Students alive with excitement at Day of the Dead celebrations

On Tuesday 1st November, students from Mulberry School for Girls visited the Mexican Embassy to meet Her Excellency Josefá Gonzalez Blanco, the Ambassador of Mexico to the United Kingdom, to learn about Mexico’s most iconic celebration, el Día de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead.

Our students participated in arts and crafts activities, face painting and had the chance to try some traditional Mexican food during the visit. The students also had the chance to see the Mexican Embassy’s Día de los Muertos altar and visit Mexican artist Paula Rodriguez’ solo art exhibition ‘Spaces Within’. As part of our ongoing work with Her Excellency, students created their own Día de los Muertos altar in Mulberry School for Girls. A video of the altar’s creation, which is narrated by a Year 11 Mulberry School for Girls student has been entered into a competition run by the Mexican Embassy and Southampton University.