Day of the Dead celebrationsPosted on: 02/11/2017
On Thursday the 2nd November DGS celebrated the Mexican festival of the Day of the Dead, with an event run by the newly-formed Language Ambassadors, made up of 14 students in Years 8 to 10.
The celebration involved a bake sale, because who doesn’t love cake?! There was also a mask design competition open to Year 7 and 8. Students were encouraged to bake cakes or buns in the theme of the day of the dead, and there were some very creative cakes on sale! Undoubtedly the best cake was made by Olivia Smith in 8SXD – an incredible effort must have gone into producing such a beautiful cake – and Mr Fulwell was able to confirm that it tasted amazing too!
The mask design competition was a big hit with Year 7, with over 40 girls spending their lunchtime happily drawing away. Mr Tamplin and Mr Suggate got involved too, although their artistic skills left a lot to be desired! The winners of the competition were Sydnie Dougan (3rd) ; Elisha Small (2nd); Freya Avenell and Iona Broyd (joint 1st). They won house points for their respective houses and some sweets!
Overall, the event raised £90 for the Mexican Red Cross, a charity which the Language Ambassadors chose to support earthquake relief efforts in the country. Not bad for a 40 minute event!