Mexico will be a better country through art and culture

The Secretary of Public Education (SEP), Aurelio Nuño Mayer, stated that through art and culture, Mexico will have what it needs, which is peace, tolerance and creativity to build a better country.

March 30, 2017
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When visiting the primary school Ignacio Zaragoza, in the Iztacalco delegation, The Secretary of Public Education (SEP), Aurelio Nuño Mayer, announced that start of “Culture in your school”, which is part of recent education reform.

“What we want is for the New Educational Model to promote culture in schools, to encourage reading, painting, music, theater and to foster creativity. What we want with this new educational model is to educate freedom and creativity,” he said.

11-year-old pianist Sergio Vargas Escoruela, delighted the students, teachers and authorities with Chopin’s “Fantasía Impromptu”, on piano, affirming that music and the arts help to coexist and communicate human values.

Nuno Mayer said that music conveys peace, feelings and tolerance which is what is needed in the country. “Through peace, tolerance, dialogue, creativity through art, we can all build a better country and we will all be happier,” he said.

Nuno Mayer highlighted the work of the director of the campus, Nancy Guillermina Guillén Vázquez, for promoting the arts and even teaching English through the diffusion of art, and for being the school that won second place in Mexico City, In 2016 with the test of the National Plan for the Evaluation of Learning (Plan).

The federal official invited the young pianist, who presented himself at the Palace of Fine Arts in the historic center of this capital, to talk with the children of this school and talk about his experience.

Sergio urged them to play any musical instrument to discover what they like and why they have talent and not to surrender.

“I know that in this school they are very interested, because they can work towards having arts, and now with this strategy of Culture in your School, they can have and achieve what they want in terms of culture and art and be able to express all those feelings,” added Nuño Mayer.





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