Hispanic Day at Invicta
Mrs Vincent from the Spanish Department sent us this report:
In Spain, October 12 is a national holiday, which recognises the day that Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. Although he was not himself a Spaniard (despite what many think), his exploits marked the start of Spain’s colonisation of the Americas and the spread of the Spanish language across the globe. So this year, the Spanish Department decided to commemorate Hispanic Day in style! Lured by the smell of olives, chorizo and orange juice, over thirty students from Years 7 - 9 attended a Hispanic Day Workshop. They learnt all about Christopher Columbus’s journey and make commemorative Mexican-style flowers to wear with pride for the rest of the day. Students demonstrated great enthusiasm and artistic flare with their creations, and the whole workshop was a great success. The Spanish Department looks forward to celebrating this event annually from now on”.
Many thanks to Rhiannon Thomas and Emily Read from Year 13, and Rebecca Roodt from Year 9 for planning and delivering the session, and to Mrs Vincent and Mrs Ferris for providing the food.