At the beginning of November, Mexico celebrates the festival of the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), during which Mexican people remember family members and friends who have passed away.
One of the symbols of the festival is a decorative calavera (skull) so the Spanish Department asked Year Eight and Nine pupils to take part in a ‘Design a skull’ competition. We received scores of brilliant entries and our Mexican Assistant had the difficult task of choosing two winners. She eventually decided on the designs of Cayden Bekker in Year Eight and John Sumayang in Year Nine.
John said “There are lots of amazing artists in school so I wasn’t expecting to win. I knew my design had to be colourful and eye-catching so I decided on a theme that is related to nature. I chose flowers and leaves because they are colourful.”