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Students Host Mexican Themed Fiesta

Staff and students at Sussex Coast College Hastings were treated to a Mexican themed summer festival to celebrate the end of the academic year.

Supported Education students held their Mexican Fiesta in the atrium at Station Plaza on Thursday 21st June.

The students had been exploring the culture and art of Mexico and put together an afternoon of themed music, dance, acting, food and refreshments for friends, family, and staff to enjoy.

The entertainment kicked-off with a Mariachi band and the Jarabe Tapatio (Mexican hat dance), followed by an Aztec folk tale, presented with drama and dance.

The students were involved in all aspects of the production not only in the roles of performers but also as scenery painters and the makers of props. Food was prepared in their catering and enrichment sessions, and the Aztec relief sculptures, Mexican Milagros (lucky charms), drawings and paintings based on the Day of the Dead, were all made in the weeks leading up to the show.

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