Last Friday, November 2nd, our Makerspace was host to the celebration of "Dia de los Muertos" – Day of the Dead, one of Mexico's most magical traditions. Students and guests nibbled on pan de muerto while experiencing all the sights and sounds of a Mexican celebration, a virtual reality tour to Mexico and a performance by Middle School Advanced Theatre students.
Mr. Andres Lopez and his dedicated team worked together to create and oversee several Makerspace activities including:
- Designing, printing and painting 3D Sugar Skulls
- Writing poetry
- Bringing to life the popular Cempasuchil (marigold) flower
- Skull decorations using a variety of materials including Osmos, LED's and circuits
- Creativity and imagination with Lego altars
The festival was a collective Faith Family effort – theater students performed and provided lighting, editing students filmed footage for a video, and photography students took photographs, which will soon be part of a "best photo" contest. Over 300 students participated in the interactive event, which delighted students and parents alike.