ORR students celebrate Day of the Dead

Nov 9, 2018

MATTAPOISETT - ORRHS Foreign Language Department teachers Señora Carreira and Señor Bernardo collaborated with Librarian, Ms. Barker, to host a presentation of student artwork created in celebration of the Day of the Dead (or día de los muertos in Spanish) in the Library Commons.

Prior to the Nov. 4 celebration, Ms. Barker created sugar skull molds with the 3D printer in the ORRHS Makerspace, and assisted students with their research and creations.

This is the second year that students in Spanish 3 and 5 created colorful tombstones (altares) for celebrities and notable people who had passed away. The altares, in keeping with the tradition of día de los muertos, celebrated the person's life, achievements, and contributions to the world.

Sugar skulls (calaveritas), masks (máscaras), and colorful paper banners (papel picado) were also created by Spanish 2 students. The purpose of these projects is to give students a hands-on opportunity to study a different celebration in depth and become aware of global diversity.

The display will be in the Library Commons until Thanksgiving, all are welcome to visit.